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    Hello...Would anyone have any company recommendations that custom cuts metal to size? As an example, if I needed a piece of aluminum that is 1/4" thick, 1.5" wide and 3.0" tall, who would I contact that could custom cut this piece for me? Any companies with an internet presence? Any suggestions would be most helpful. Thank you.

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    Speedy Metals, Metals Supermarket, McMasterCarr

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    • #3
      Xometry has had the best prices on cut aluminum that I've seen recently. I had a piece of 4.5x1.5x3" shipped to my door for $5 about a year ago.
      21" Royersford Excelsior CamelBack Drillpress Restoration
      1943 Sidney 16x54 Lathe Restoration

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      • #4
        Originally posted by The Metal Butcher View Post
        Xometry has had the best prices on cut aluminum that I've seen recently. I had a piece of 4.5x1.5x3" shipped to my door for $5 about a year ago.
        You bought at a good time ... that piece would be $12 today:
        https://www.xometry.com/supplies/alu...61-t6-flat-bar
        Last edited by Bob Engelhardt; 08-26-2020, 05:15 PM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Bob Engelhardt View Post

          You bought at a good time ... that piece would be $12 today:
          https://www.xometry.com/supplies/alu...61-t6-flat-bar
          Dang! I knew they were losing money at that price and it wouldn't last. Dad and I ended up picking up a few hundred pounds from a fella locally so I'm pretty well stocked now.
          21" Royersford Excelsior CamelBack Drillpress Restoration
          1943 Sidney 16x54 Lathe Restoration

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          • #6
            I think the answer for most of us is to hunt down a metal scrap yard in our area that deals in aluminium and buy a piece or three that are more than we need right now so we have a little on hand. And then cut the sizes we need from the stock we bought. Even if you have to cut it by hand with a hacksaw it's nice to have some extra on hand.
            Chilliwack BC, Canada

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            • #7
              How can anyone recommend a vendor without location info ?
              Beaver County Alberta Canada

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              • #8
                Originally posted by redlee View Post
                How can anyone recommend a vendor without location info ?
                :-) Sure right down the road from me there is a place that would be happy to accommodate you. :-) Does that help.?? :-)
                ...lew...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by reggie_obe View Post
                  Speedy Metals, Metals Supermarket, McMasterCarr
                  I haven't heard of them. I'll have to take a look.

                  JL...................

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by redlee View Post
                    How can anyone recommend a vendor without location info ?
                    Does the internet care about the location of the buyer?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by elf View Post

                      Does the internet care about the location of the buyer?
                      I would think so. I get many vendors on Amazon that won't ship to my region
                      Helder Ferreira
                      Setubal, Portugal

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by elf View Post

                        Does the internet care about the location of the buyer?
                        Well I guess if you only order from a computer and your in the States then I guess not.
                        Beaver County Alberta Canada

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                        • #13
                          https://www.coremarkmetals.com/
                          Just received an email 28% off sale.

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                          • #14
                            I guess that we are very fortunate around these parts... S-E Michigan, as there are several metal "supermarkets" that cater to us home shop types. my go to store is a "Metal Outlet" branch of the big international supplier ALRO. They have three stores within 30 miles of me that apparently receive all the "drops", odds and ends and unclaimed special order stock from their industrial supply houses. Just walk in and either rummage thru the bins and tubs or pull prime stock off the racks. Special cuts are about $8 first and $2 after.

                            Joe B

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by BCRider View Post
                              I think the answer for most of us is to hunt down a metal scrap yard in our area that deals in aluminium and buy a piece or three that are more than we need right now so we have a little on hand. And then cut the sizes we need from the stock we bought. Even if you have to cut it by hand with a hacksaw it's nice to have some extra on hand.
                              Works if you've got a place that's local to you. Getting harder to find scrap yards that sell out the door.
                              And scrap yard stuff isn't always good enough--there are no guarantees as to what material you're actually
                              buying. If I'm making parts for a customer I need to know for sure what material I'm using...

                              Keith
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                              Just one project too many--that's what finally got him...

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