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 Post subject: Found Cheap Metal
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:42 pm 
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Went to Haggerty Metals in Plymouth the other day. It was metal paradise. You can by scrap metal for .20 lbs and aluminum for 1.00 lbs prices change with market. They let you search the scrap piles and take what you want. Pick up a couple steel plates, 12 x 8 x 1/2 for $5.00 also picked up a round bar of 1045 I'm going to forge a hammer out of. They had angle iron, I and H beams, square and rectangle tubing, steel plates and a lot of solid stock. Most of the metal was in fair condition.

http://www.haggertymetal.com/


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 Post subject: Re: Found Cheap Metal
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:10 am 
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Jacob Nothstine wrote:
Went to Haggerty Metals in Plymouth the other day. It was metal paradise.
They had angle iron, I and H beams, square and rectangle tubing.

Thanks Jacob!

I've been looking for a good source of used steel, Did they seem to have a good supply of angle iron & square tubing?

There's a couple of scrap yards near me in here in Warren, But they usually don't offer any of it for re-sale.

Doug


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 Post subject: Re: Found Cheap Metal
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:59 am 
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I have been there before too!! It was amazing. My only issue is that i bought way too much. i got a .5"thick stainless steel plate because i could pay the steel price for it at the time. I could of sold it and made money but kept it. no clue what to do with it. I use it for weight instead.

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 Post subject: Re: Found Cheap Metal
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:54 am 
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Doug,
They had angle iron & square tubing not sure how much. I remember picking up a 5ft piece 2-3" x 1/4" and thinking about all the money I spent buying it new for my band saw stand.
They also had a few 12" square chucks of solid metal that would make a good anvil.

Jared, I had the same problem wanted to buy everything I looked at. They had a 6-8" square tube 1/8 thick with a 1/2 plate welded on the bottom that would have made a great grinder stand it was already painted just need a top. Almost came home with me.


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 Post subject: Re: Found Cheap Metal
PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 12:34 am 
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Jacob Nothstine wrote:
I remember picking up a 5ft piece 2-3" x 1/4" and thinking about all the money I spent buying it new for my band saw stand.

I stoped by there Saturday & I seen that 5' piece of angle iron & quite a few others that were about 3' long!
Only one problem, They were in the back of the truck just ahead of me. :x

I did manage to get a few pieces of square tube & some small pieces of 3" X 5" angle that I can use for caster mounts.

Doug


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