Local hardware store were hit hard by the big box home improvement stores. In many cases thought, the mom and pop shops figured their customers would be happy with the 8:00 to 5:30 hours and paying higher prices. Guess again.
Some have stayed in business, finding a niche market, such as supplies for older homes. Guess where I found linseed oil, tongue oil and bronze wool to refinish a Trapdoor Springfield?
I once purchased a soldering iron at a Lowes only to find they didn't stock ant electrical solder. Go figure....
Originally Posted by RenoF250
Who goes to RadioShack anymore?
Strangely enough I found the silver solder there.