LOCTITE® EXTREME GLUE
From the glue guys at Loctite®, these tubes of clear “Extreme Repair” glue come in tubes of just over half an ounce. Will begin to set in five minutes and fully cure in 24 hours. Mfr says good for hard and soft material and is water, UV, vibration and impact-resistant, but not recommended for metal-to-metal, rubber or hard-to-bond plastics like PE, PP or PTFE.
TINY CLEAR PLASTIC JARS
These clear plastic jars look like the ones that medicated lip balm comes in, but these are empty. Measure approx 1-1/2” tall x 1-1/2” dia with a mating plastic screw cap, and hold 1 oz. May we suggest creating your own lip balm and saving a fortune? Also good for toting a few pills on a trip (pain relief, allergy, vitamin), and for storing glitter, and for collecting insects, and for all of the other stuff you’ll come up with.
ASSORTED RUBBER ALIEN FIGURES
Just like all those traditional Army guys, 2-1/2” tall in hard rubber, except that these guys are from a different planet. Our each is 12-pack of aliens in assorted colors of olive drab, gray, purple and neon green, which have larger heads and big smiles, just like real ones.
KAPTON POLYIMIDE TAPE
One promotion above 1st Lieutenant Polyimide? Nope-- tape material that makes duct tape hang its head in shame. Kapton polyimide is used in everything from flexible printed circuits, to the Apollo moon missions, to cryogenics. In this case, it’s a 1/2” wide x .0025” thick adhesive tape on a 36-yard roll. Has a normal tensile strength of 30 lbs, insulates up to 7500V, and has a working temperature from -100F to 500F. High temp tolerance makes it perfect for masking during powder coating. Made in the USA.
NITRILE OBLONG PADS
Pure surplus: 11” x 4” x 1/4” thick oblongs (which is to say, rectangles with rounded ends) of dense, black nitrile rubber. It’s like padding, matte on one surface and glossy on the other. Great for dampening vibration, or wherever you need cushioning. Ready to use as is, and ready to cut to shape.
18” X 72” DRY ERASE ROLL
Turn any flat surface, from old blackboards to ordinary walls, into a dry-erase board with our white dry-erase sheet material. Just peel the self-adhesive backing off and apply to any smooth surface to create a conference room anywhere. From meeting room to playroom, it’s easily removable, reusable, and safe for painted surfaces. And the price of this 18” wide x 6-feet long x .003” thick, is a real bargain when compared to the retail price.
Our each is a dozen glass gems, in a round cut in (12) different colors, including pink, green, blue, red, golden, white, and various shades of each. Think diamond, ruby, sapphire, emerald, amethyst, topaz, whatever. In a dark blue book-like presentation box, the Princess Pack features (12) gems at 20mm across (.79” or a tad bigger than a nickel) by 13mm (.51”) deep.
TAPE, SPARKLE, DAZZLE, 2" X 12'
Gray is for grown-ups. This duct tape is made for the young at heart. You’ll get (30) feet of 1-7/8” wide duct tape on a 3” core. You pick: aqua, chain-link fence/skyline, red, yellow, pink cupcake, translucent white or olive drab.
PLASTIC SWIVEL CLIP WITH SERRATED JAWS
Possibly the original names of Wallace and Gromit (we’re not sure), but definitely this handy 1-1/8” ID white plastic swivel hook attached to pivoting 1-3/4" mount that shares an axle with a 1-1/2” spring clip. Clip has serrated jaws that open to 1-1/2” for maximum hang-onto-activity. Handy for storage, camping and as the clothespin that never lets go.
SCHYLLING STEEL WORKS KIT
Do your kids think the whole world snaps together? Time to get them the Steel Works, a classic steel construction set from Schylling not unlike those erecting sets of yore. Has more than (300) pieces, including beams, plates, angles, nuts, bolts, washers and more, along with instructions for making an airplane, helicopter, dump truck, satellite truck, fire truck, forklift, claw truck, gyrocopter, bulldozer and backhoe. Includes wrenches and a hex key. Models have mechanical actions triggered by wheel movement. Parts are interchangeable with any other Schylling Steel Works kit. For ages 8+.
REUSABLE COMPRESSED COTTON POP UP TOWELS
The world has enough moist towelettes, if you ask us. Instead, try this dry and super-compressed reusable cotton towelette. Starts life as a pocket/purse-friendly 2-3/8” dia x 3/4” thick disk, but add water and the PopUp Towel grows to a jumbo 22” x 12”, large enough to scrub up a good-sized third grader.
Perhaps a switch in time won't save nine, but if you keep getting caught without the goods, and have to rush off to the local high priced supplier, we can help. Of our assortment of (10) switches, (at least (5) different) should have the answer to a wide variety of needs. It contains an assortment which may include toggles, rockers, rotarys or slide switches in a variety of sizes. Chances are you can find what you need, or at least something that will serve. Try it!!
CAM BUCKLES FOR 3/4” STRAPPING
In the wine? No, on the narrow strapping. These zinc-plated, spring-loaded cam buckles are 3/4” ID and measure 1-3/8" long x 3/8" thick with a hefty 450-lb capacity, assuming you use the right sort of strap.
SPORTS BELT WITH ZIPPERED POUCH
Packaged as a “single pocket sports belt” this black elastic belt is 1-1/2” wide, and adjusts from 27” to 43” but will stretch to up to 60”. Closes with a molle buckle. In the middle is an 11” long zippered pouch that folds flat under the belt but unfolds to approx 3” wide, and will expand to almost twice that. Big enough to hold a large smartphone, keys, wallet or a bunch of cash. Handy for runners or travelers. Or running travelers. Or traveling runners.
ALUMINUM HANDLES WITH SET-SCREW
Handles-R-Us. In the spirit of pure surplus, we’ve got these 1-7/8" long x 3/8" aluminum handles for a mechanical counter. Sized for a 5/32” ID shaft with a set-screw to tighten it down. If you don’t have any handle-less mechanical counters, put a handle on something else.
MAGNETIC PARTS CAN
…stays in the can. This 5-1/2" dia x 4” tall fiber drum with a lid has a 3-1/4” dia rubber-coated magnet with a 9-lb pull on the bottom to hold all of those pieces and parts that would otherwise get lost before you can put them back into whatever you’re taking apart. Also sticks to your toolbox while you’re at the hardware store.
CERAMIC DISC MAGNETS
Better in bunches. These ceramic disc magnets measure 11/16” dia x 5/32” thick with a tiny circular indentation in the center of one side. The pull is around 1/2 lb. Perfect for crafters!
STAINLESS STEEL BOWL
Little bowls like these are called monkey dishes in the restaurant business. Doesn't pay to ask why, we think, but they're extremely handy. These are stainless steel, 5-1/8" dia x 1" deep. They could be pet bowls, but wouldn't work for anything over kitten size. We'd use 'em for peas, paints, pickles, peanuts, paste, prune pits, like that. You run out of p's, you could use them for ketchup, mustard or mayonnaise.
MOTORIZED SPIDER KIT
You like spiders? This motorized arachnid model runs on salt water, which activates its magnesium fuel cell. Probably best if you don’t tell your mother. Finished model will be approx 4” long and wide, and will run for about 15 minutes per filling. You’ll get (3) replacement magnesium sheets, each of which will get you about 5-7 hours of spider operation (additional sheets available online). Includes a 20-page manual, and is designed for ages 8+.
ENGINO® ROBOTICS TEACHING KIT
From Engino®, this 180-piece robotics teaching kit includes instructions for building (8) robots (4 included; 4 online) using their ERP (Engino® Robotics Platform) software for control, with pre-recorded and manual programming. Includes (2) 23-page manuals to get you started, plus (2) motors, (2) infrared sensors, a controller, interface cables and a slew of snap-together parts and pieces. Works with Windows Vista, XP, 7 and 8, but not Mac. You add a trio of “AAA”s. Designed for teaching ages 8-16+.
CR2032 LITHIUM BATTERIES
The pentapack: You pick a pack of (5) 3V lithium coin cell batteries, CR2025 OR CR2032, still in their packaging, for a price that looks like a single battery, because you're smart enough to shop here. Looking for a large quantity? Try our bulk pack of (20) batteries for huge savings!
4" LONG TRIGGER STYLE SLIDING BAR CLAMP
What a cool little clamp! Only 8" long overall, the jaws open to 4" when you press the release button and close incrementally as you pull the trigger. The 3/4" x 7/8" pads on the metal-and-plastic tool won't mar the surfaces they're sandwiching. Makes you want to find something to clamp!
COLLAPSIBLE LED LANTERN
An exhausted physicist. Also this 3-1/4" dia camping lantern. Stands 5” tall with fold-down handles, but pull up those handles and reveal the super-bright, a whopping 600 lumen COB LED light inside. Turns on when you open it, and has a small compass on top so you can see where you’re going. Measures approx 7” open and will shine for approx (6) hours with a trio of “AA” batteries, which are included. In utilitarian gray ABS plastic.
BATTERY OPERATED QUARTZ CLOCK MOVEMENT
Make your own custom clock in a tick with this quartz movement. It's in a 2-3/16" square x 5/8" thick black-plastic case with a built-in hook for hanging it. Comes with minimalistic hour, minute and second hands, the latter (2) of which will extend out 2" from the clock's center. You supply (1) "AA" battery and the clock face.
Our each is a set of (4) removable sink strainers with stainless steel mesh wells and flat rims. The set includes (1) 4-1/2" dia for 2-1/4" drains, (1) 2-3/4" dia for 1-1/8" drains, and (2) 2" dia for 3/4" drains.
MOTION SOLAR NIGHT BEAM LIGHT
But here’s a nightlight for your driveway or backyard anyway! By iZoom®, and direct from the late-night infomercials, this solar-powered light has (8) white COB LEDs across its face and a rechargeable lithium battery inside. It’s motion and light-sensitive, and shines brighter when it senses motion . Measures 4-1/2" x 3-3/8" x 1-3/4" and comes with a self-adhesive pad on the back, plus screws and mollies. You supply the darkness. Sells for $12.95 at a popular home retailer.
QUICK FIX ZIPPER PULLS
The manufacturer calls it the Quik Fix Zipper but they obviously don't pay a copywriter to create dumb puns. So...it's the Zip-a-dee-doo-dad, a set of (3) replacement zipper tabs/sliders in graduated sizes (#3, #5, and #7) that come apart so you can slip then onto a zipper and tighten them with a little thumbscrew. Handy for busted jackets and sleeping bags. Even handier for pants. Removeable and re-usable.
4-PIECE TWEEZER SET
And then give us a little tweeze, and a couple more for luck. Our 4-piece stainless steel tweezer set includes: 4-5/8" long bent tweezers; 4-1/2” fine point; 4-5/8” cross-locks; and 4-1/4” blunt-tip stamp tweezers with 1/4” wide tips for you philatelists.
Can't beat a classic. These uncoated ceramic donut magnets have a 1-lb pull, which makes them dandy for classroom or refrigerator use. They measure 1-1/4" dia x 3/8" ID x 3/16" thick and are polarized on the faces. You get a wrapped roll of 29 donuts.
ULTRA BRIGHT IZOOM PRO™ COB LED FLASHLIGHT
The boys in the back room called this IZoom Pro™ flashlight ludicrously bright, and they’re usually right. Rated at 300, 1200, and 2500 lumens with a strobe setting, light is through a reticular COB LED element with an adjustable focus lens. Takes (6) “AA” batteries, and they’re included. Measures 7” long x 1-1/2” dia in black aluminum alloy body. Has up to a 4-hour life, depending on the beam strength you use.
BATTERY OPERATED COB LED LIGHT
Or garage, or hallway--anywhere that’s wireless in the bad sense. CJ calls this “another retina scorcher” from iZoom® because of the brightness of the COB lights. Fixture measures 3" x 4" x 13/16" in white plastic with a big rocker switch that activates the 1” white COB LED in its center. Powered by (4) “AAA”s, included. Mounts via self-adhesive hook-and-loop pads or the pair of little disc magnets on the back.
AWARD WINNING SNAP CIRCUIT JR KIT
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PAIR OF RUBBERIZED MAGNETIC VISE PADS
Stop wrapping duct tape around your vise, and protect delicate material the right way with this pair of hard-rubber, ribbed pads made to cover the jaws. The pads have (2) rare earth magnets embedded inside the rubber. Made for a 4" vise, they measure 4" long x 1-1/8" high x 3/8" thick with a lip along one long side. The rubber is 3/32" thick.
This isn't a book, but it's definitely book-ish. Looks like a leather-bound volume from the Bodleian but it's just a little wooden box, approx 8-1/2" x 5" x 2" (7" x 3-7/8" x 1-5/8" inside) that's perfect for stashing the jewels, cash, or whatever you need to stash in plain sight on the shelves.
MINI LED BATTERY OPERATED FLOODLIGHT
From iZoom®, our light source of choice, comes this tiny flood that lights way above its weight. Hard to believe (but true) that such a small package is rated for a staggering 500 lumens with (21) white LEDs that have a 30,000-hour life. It’s also indoor/outdoor weatherproof! Measures just 5” x 3-1/8” x approx 1-1/4” with a booted power switch and gasketed battery compartment for the (3) included “AA”s. Includes an adjustable C-bracket for hanging, standing or mounting to the included 4” x 5” base. Should run for a steady 2-1/2 hours on fresh batteries.
BATTERY OPERATED KITTY COIN BANK
Stick a coin on top of the fishy plate on this plastic coin bank and it triggers a Hiya Kitty inside to mew some cat noises, then peeks out and reaches out a paw to snatch the coin. The box, which is mysteriously made to look like an orange crate, measures 4-3/4" x 4" x 3-1/2". You’ll need to add a couple of “AA” batteries but that’s the standard price of kitten cuteness today. <a href="https://business.facebook.com/AmSciPlus/videos/10154539693877872/" target="_blank">CLICK HERE for video.</a>
HARDENED DENTAL TOOLS
Prick tiny bits of gunk from nasty places with these U.S. made hardened stainless steel dental tools. But please don't use them for dental work. They are slight seconds, and some may have been re-worked which only matters to teeth. Trim excess glue from models, place a barrel on the deck of the ship-in-a-bottle, clean a rasp. If you need the strength and durability in a tiny pick, you need these tools. We have an assortment of the sort you've seen laid out on your dentist's tray. We'll pick (3) different ones for you.
5-PACK WIRELESS REMOTE MORPHING LED LIGHTS
Who doesn’t? Try this set of (5) low-profile white, red, green and blue LED accent light pucks. Measure approx 2-3/4” dia x 1” deep, they’re powered by (3) “AAA” batteries each, included and you’re welcome. Turn them on manually to switch between colors, or use the wireless remote. Also has bright or dim white settings, 4- and 8-hour cycles, and (12) color permutations for your color morphing pleasure. Remote includes a replaceable coin-cell battery and has a 15-foot range. Lights come with foam tape for mounting.
CANVAS MESSENGER BAG
Just ask him where he got his bag. Probably here. This sturdy messenger bag in olive drab canvas measures 13” x 10” x approx 5” with a deep pocket, little pocket, long pocket, snapped pocket, clips for keys, straps for an umbrella, and a padded strap. On the smaller side for messengers, it’s perfect for students, commuters, travelers and anyone who carries a bunch of stuff. (Mr. Mom alert: nothing looks less like a diaper bag.) Manufacturer suggests a price of $44.95, but phooey on them, we say.
42' X 1.5" DOUBLE-SIDED CARPET TAPE
Carpet tape is actually uncoated double-sided duct tape, used to stick rugs down, or anywhere you need to stick stuff to other stuff. This roll is 1-1/2" wide x 42 feet long on a 3" core. Beige-ish color, after the backing is peeled off, but it really doesn't matter, since you won't see it (unless you make a prom dress out of it, but then you wouldn't be able to get out of the limo).