We are pleased to announce that the Thomas Smith Fasteners Trade Counter is now fully open to the public.
We have a vast range of products available to suit all of your requirements.
Standard & Special Fasteners
From stock or rapid onsite manufacture, Thomas Smith Fasteners has the range and expertise to supply virtually any kind of industrial fastener, from nuts and bolts to rivets, construction fixings and screws.
Along with Metric, UNC and UNF sizes, we specialise in the harder to find BA, BSF & BSW threadforms.
Fasteners and fixings can be supplied in most materials, grades and surface finishes.
Goods are available to buy loose or in bulk quantities.
If the item you require is not in stock, we can obtain most standard fasteners and fixings by the next working day.
Special and non-standard products can be manufactured to your exact specifications in our onsite machine shop via our sister company Smith Bullough, one of the longest-established fastener manufacturers in the UK.
Consumables & Tools
Alongside a huge range of nuts, bolts, screws, washers, fasteners and fixings, we also stock a large variety of consumables – from sealants and lubricants to grinding discs, drill bits and hand tools.
Local, National and International Delivery Available
We can also offer local delivery via our own transport, as well as UK-wide and global deliveries via carrier services.
Trade Counter Opening Hours
The Thomas Smith Fasteners trade counter opening hours are 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday.
Experienced staff are available at the counter, to advise on the most appropriate solution to meet your requirements and answer any questions you may have.
We accept cash and card payments (minimum spend £5).
To check stock or availability, or if you would like to speak to our knowledgeable, experienced sales team, contact us online or call on 01942 520260 and we’ll be happy to help.
High specification Metric studs – UK manufactured in house by our sister company Smith Bullough.
We have a QA team on site who fully inspect our manufactured parts before goods are despatched.
Due to our expertise and ever growing machinery improvements we are able to offer a huge range of products to various different industries. I.e. Classic Car Restorations, Oil & Gas, Construction, Heritage Rail , Offshore, Nuclear and many more.
We can offer CNC manufacturing in house, Cut & Roll Threading plus Secondary Operations – Turning, Milling, Drilling and Grinding.
THOMAS SMITH FASTENERS (www.thomassmithfasteners.com) in Blantyre, G72 0JP, is a busy bolt and nut distributor and due to expansion are looking to employ an Apprentice who will eventually learn all aspects of the business.
You will assist in serving at the Trade Counter, making up customer orders plus receiving and checking goods in. Similarly, you will be involved with despatching goods being sent out by Carrier/Courier.
Some tasks involve heavy lifting, and a good understanding of verbal and written English is essential.
Good computer skills are an advantage but training on the company software will be given. Formal educational qualifications and a clean driving licence is an advantage.
We have a very small turnover of staff and there is excellent potential for advancement into the Sales Office.
Hours: Monday to Friday; 8.30am to 5.00pm (30 minutes lunch). 40 hours per week.
with the specials and non-standards made within the group at our onsite workshop who re-engineered the studs and bolts to the specification required.
The flywheel bolts produced by our factory are visible in the picture below
The fly wheel bolts seen above were all manufactured in our factory.
The image below shows John, the boss, at Headshop UK working on the oil/water pump which is in a combined casting on this F 101 AC 001 Ferrari engine.
It was the failure of this pump which prompted the re-build when the oil and water was found to be mixed in the sump. Restoration experts claimed that it could be a cracked block or at the best a failed head gasket. John has proved his worth by finding the problem and arranging a cost-effective solution to fix this pump. The repair required a good clean, along with new bearings as the originals had disintegrated, and a replacement gasket and seal set.
The engine rebuild continued without too many issues apart from a challenge posed by the distributor. Ferrari engine specialists wanted a lot of money and local distributor experts were not prepared to face the challenges that a V12 distributor might throw at them.
John and his team were not fazed, and proceeded to ultrasonic clean and replace parts with the standard dizzy kit and a new rotor arm and cap. The distributor was calibrated in house with their Sun machine.
Soon after the engine rebuild was complete and it is time for testing the engine on Headshop UK’s dyno:
The engine is now in storage waiting for the rest of the car.
This bespoke item has been manufactured on site for a Classic Aston Martin restoration project.
Look closely and you will see a fine taper on one side. In the pulley world, a “pin” is a precisely-cut cylinder that links to the engineering standards of a specific belt type.
BSF / BSW / BA were used in many known expensive Classic Cars and are in short supply in the UK. We pride ourselves of being to supply these parts either from our vast range of stocks or manufactured in house.
Due to our expertise and ever growing machinery we are able to offer a huge range of products to various different industries. I.e. Classic Car Restorations, Oil & Gas, Construction, Heritage Rail , Offshore, Nuclear and many more.