Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K
                                 CURRENT REPORT

     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15 (d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

        Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) : July 21, 2004

                              LAWSON PRODUCTS, INC.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware                            0-10546                      36-2229304
(State or other              (Commission File Number)          (IRS Employer
jurisdiction of                                               Identification
incorporation)                                                     No.)

1666 East Touhy Avenue, Des Plaines, Illinois                      60018
(Address of principal executive offices)                         (Zip code)

(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)     (847) 827-9666

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)     Not Applicable

                              Lawson Products, Inc.
                           Current Report of Form 8-K

Item 12.  Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

     On July 21, 2004, Lawson Products, Inc. issued a press release announcing
     its operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2004. A copy of the
     press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K.

     The information in this Form 8-K is being furnished and shall not be deemed
"filed" for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or
otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. The information in this
Form 8-K may only be incorporated by reference in another filing under the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Securities Act of 1933 if such subsequent
filing specifically references this Form 8-K.


     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                       LAWSON PRODUCTS, INC.

                                       /s/ Joseph L. Pawlick
                                       Joseph L. Pawlick
Date: July 21, 2004                    Senior Vice President, Accounting
                                       (principal accounting officer)


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99.1             Press release issued by Lawson Products, Inc. on July 21, 2004.