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Old 06-06-2020, 00:51   #1
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Hog rings

Hi all,
Does anyone know a source for SS hog rings in Australia?
I want 3/8 blunt ended loose rings.
Trying to avoid buying such a paltry item from England as I did some years ago.

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Old 06-06-2020, 01:27   #2
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Re: Hog rings

Have you tried Google? Just type: australia "hog rings" and hit Enter.

About 169,000 results
A couple from the first page:

https://www.shadeaustralia.com.au/hog-rings-and-pliers
https://www.homeupholsterer.com.au/p...hog-rings.html


Lots on ebay.com.au as well if you enter "3/8" stainless hog rings"
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Please explain; whats this Gogle.
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Re: Hog rings

How many do you need? We just bought 100 from Amazon here in the US. It was $9 US. But we need maybe 10 or 20 of them. PM and I'll send them to you, if you have the time to wait.
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Re: Hog rings

Thanks Bill
Appreciate the offer but if I have to go international I'll go back to UK or to Amazon and get a couple of hundred; almost finished the 50 I got some years ago.
The rings never wear out of course but the shock cord I use them on doesn't like the sun much!

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Thanks Bill
Appreciate the offer but if I have to go international I'll go back to UK or to Amazon and get a couple of hundred; almost finished the 50 I got some years ago.
The rings never wear out of course but the shock cord I use them on doesn't like the sun much!

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Now you know why we bought them! Same use. We have 8 winches on the boat, so we need 8. They last about 5 years. We have a 60 year supply. Seriously. It will cost me $1.20 to send them USPS. PM me your address and I'll send you 50 of them.
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Now you know why we bought them! Same use. We have 8 winches on the boat, so we need 8. They last about 5 years. We have a 60 year supply. Seriously. It will cost me $1.20 to send them USPS. PM me your address and I'll send you 50 of them.
Thanks Bill; I've sent you a PM
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Re: Hog rings

We had a hard time finding "hog rings" in Oz about 25 yrs. ago. At the time, we were told they were called "fence clips". Now, I just did as Stu M suggested, and Googled "what are 'hog rings' called in Australia," and the first page was all sources for hog rings!. Sizes listed in Yank talk, 3/8" vs. 10 mm. And, also ads for hog ring pliers, too! all sizes!

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Re: Hog rings

Thanks Jim,
I've tried all these variations of internet searches and just draw a blank on SS 3/8th blunt ended hog rings; in retail quantities anyway. I could get a 2.5kg box!
My pliers take a "twisted" type ring; one at a time. A lot of the search hits are for cartridge type C-rings which are flat and all joined together like staples, and shaped to fit into a particular type of applicator.
Most are not SS, most are sharp pointed.

Suprisingly I have asked a sailmaker and two riggers for them and they don't use/have them.

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Thanks Jim,
I've tried all these variations of internet searches and just draw a blank on SS 3/8th blunt ended hog rings; in retail quantities anyway. I could get a 2.5kg box!
My pliers take a "twisted" type ring; one at a time. A lot of the search hits are for cartridge type C-rings which are flat and all joined together like staples, and shaped to fit into a particular type of applicator.
Most are not SS, most are sharp pointed.

Suprisingly I have asked a sailmaker and two riggers for them and they don't use/have them.

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Re: Hog rings

Ann here. We've never had proper hog ring pliers. Whichever one of us is doing it, we just use regular pliers, carefully.

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Re: Hog rings

On the way tomorrow. 50 clips, offset, blunt ends. Stainless. You can buy me a beer next time I'm in Queensland. Seriously, it's $2 US. I can afford it!
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On the way tomorrow. 50 clips, offset, blunt ends. Stainless. You can buy me a beer next time I'm in Queensland. Seriously, it's $2 US. I can afford it!
Thanks heaps Bill; way beyond helpful.

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