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Thread: Where is your goto place for online metal?

  1. #21
    Beetle, I have done the same. Tends to clutter though, so I try to use it for whatever. It's easy to get sentimental about pieces and never use them because you save them for the perfect project.

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    I have placed a few orders of tubing from these guys, did everything online with no hassle at all.
    http://www.metalsdepot.com/

  3. #23
    i buy metal locally. i call em in the a.m. and the metal is sittin at my doorstep the next a.m. at no extra charge. for anything special, like ball n claw or other stuff, i go to king architectural metals out of texas. they are fair in price, considering
    Torchmate 5 x 10 custom built CNC table
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    12vs extreme suitcase feeder
    2 (each) xr-a 50 foot push-pull feeders (for aluminum mig)
    800 ton break
    400 ton shear
    MM350p
    xmt 304
    (do i REALLY need to keep going?)

    nothing fancy, just a few hot glue guns for metal

    www.sicfabrications.com

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    I go to a local place.They always have what I need,but I have to buy at least $40 worth every time I go,because they have a minimum.So sometimes I do pick up scrap metal where I see it.
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  5. #25
    I always get my metal locally as the online places can't compete once you factor in the shipping fees, onlinemetals.com is nice to use as a reference though but I've never ordered from them. As a side note has anyone else noticed that over the past month or so that onlinemetals.com has viruses on it? When I go there my virus scanner goes nuts telling me that the site is full of viruses once the DNS sever that I use prompted me that the site was unsafe before transferring me there. It's really strange considering online metals is one of the larger online suppliers of metal.
    Longevity WeldMax 520D
    HF Dual MIG 151
    O/A Torch

  6. #26
    I've used onlinemetals.com and they've always shipped quick.
    Longevity TigWeld 200
    Harrison M250 Lathe
    Tree 2VG-C Mill
    http://www.excorioprecisionarms.com

  7. #27
    I do a little of everything. I raid my local steel yard for scrap. Not the recycler (they rip me off). Buy some on ebay, and buy some from metalsupermarket if I can't find it anywhere else.
    Lincoln SP175 mig
    Longevity 164I multipurpose
    JD2 model 3 tubing bender

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