Metal stock supplier...

Somewhere to tell us of supplies who go the extra mile, or run away with your dosh.
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Metal stock supplier...

Post by jack » Tue May 12, 2020 12:19 pm

Just to say, if you're buying METAL, you could do a lot worse than use https://www.metals4u.co.uk/

I've used them a few times, from small stock to C-section beams and RSJs and they've been excellent, fast and well priced.
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Re: Metal stock supplier...

Post by pre65 » Tue May 12, 2020 12:35 pm

Seems OK for a one stop supplier, but I checked their price on a piece of 2mm 500 x 300 alloy like I've just received from an Ebay supplier and I found their price calculator gave different prices for a standard size and a custom size with the same dimensions. :?

Anyway, better bargains can be had if searching Ebay. Click metal used to be a good supplier.
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Post by Nick » Tue May 12, 2020 1:20 pm

I found their price calculator gave different prices for a standard size and a custom size with the same dimensions
Seems reasonable, they would have to use a larger standard size and cut it down. Would you expect them to do that for free?
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Post by pre65 » Tue May 12, 2020 1:34 pm

Nick wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 1:20 pm
I found their price calculator gave different prices for a standard size and a custom size with the same dimensions
Seems reasonable, they would have to use a larger standard size and cut it down. Would you expect them to do that for free?
I totally agree, BUT the custom size was cheaper, which is what confused me.

To be fair they say that they will cut to size for no extra charge.
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Post by Nick » Tue May 12, 2020 1:53 pm

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Post by jack » Tue May 12, 2020 2:00 pm

pre65 wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 1:34 pm
I totally agree, BUT the custom size was cheaper, which is what confused me.

To be fair they say that they will cut to size for no extra charge.
No pleasing some people.

They cut the C-section beams for my workshop cellar into 3Mtr lengths FOC - I couldn't have moved them otherwise (working on my own). Even so, each bit was 45kg...
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Re: Metal stock supplier...

Post by Mike H » Tue May 12, 2020 9:57 pm

pre65 wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 12:35 pm
Anyway, better bargains can be had if searching Ebay. Click metal used to be a good supplier.
Why "used to be" ?
 
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Re: Metal stock supplier...

Post by pre65 » Tue May 12, 2020 10:00 pm

Mike H wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 9:57 pm
pre65 wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 12:35 pm
Anyway, better bargains can be had if searching Ebay. Click metal used to be a good supplier.
Why "used to be" ?
Let me rephrase that, they were a good supplier when I last used them, but it was quite a while ago.
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Re: Metal stock supplier...

Post by Mike H » Fri May 15, 2020 4:44 pm

OK, I think I had them in my favourites, but not actually bought anything lately to be honest.
 
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