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07-12-2009, 09:28 AM
anyone know ........

approx current price for scrap carbide, who in the Toronto area buys small (20 lb) lots and how clean does it have to be (ie oil etc)?


07-12-2009, 09:35 AM
Nates Scrap Metal Ltd (Toronto,ON)

Kimco Steel Ontario - 613-544-1822 Free Call
1325 John Counter Blvd, Kingston, ON K7L 4W1

Arlen Scrap Metals Inc - 416-964-6674
719 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 2B5

Colantonio Metals Limited - 416-603-9978
98 Markham Street, Toronto, ON M6J 2G5

High Park Scrap Metals - 416-531-4884
262 Macdonell Avenue, Toronto, ON M6R 2B1

Data Metals A Div Of Jan Saks Investments Ltd - 905-669-3500
50 Corstate, Concord, ON

07-12-2009, 09:50 AM
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07-12-2009, 09:58 AM
I appreciate the effort but find a list isnt the challenge....scrap guys often have minimums so to save calling around I was wonder if anyone knows from experience who the small quantity, walk in friendly ones are.

07-12-2009, 11:06 AM
Metals prices are really low right now and especially industrial alloys. You will have to call to find out the current price that anybody is willing to pay. A year ago it was as high as $12 per pound but that is mainly subject to the price of tungsten and to a lesser degree the price of cobalt.

FYI, Tungsten carbide scrap is recycled by heating the scrap until the cobalt binder vaporizes from the part and collected which leaves a porous and friable skeleton of the tungsten carbide matrix which is easily crushed to powder and reprocessed.

07-12-2009, 01:34 PM
This doesn't help you, Mcgyver, but here is a website I like for scrap metal prices:


It is updated daily and its free! Alot of sites want you to purchase a membership in order to view the markets. This is helpful, imo, in determining what to offer someone for a machine. If it's likely to bring "scrap price" you can determine what scrap price actually is ;)

07-12-2009, 04:41 PM
Sold mine to Kennametal,I got $7.85/lb about a year and a half ago,sent them 65lbs of un-coated inserts.Price looks like $5.00/lb right now.