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  • DennisCA
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    I collected them last night


    Sorted by size, double stacked where identical size, the brass shim went down to .01mm and it was unopened, that's half a thou,

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  • reggie_obe
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    Originally posted by DR View Post

    Is clean, scrap steel really high now? That's a question. How high is it? I'm asking because several places where I recycle brass are accepting steel scrap, but not paying for it.
    High?
    More like topping out at $200 per ton.

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  • DR
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    Originally posted by nickel-city-fab View Post

    Maybe keep what you need and scrap the rest? Clean steel is crazy high right now, and you can easily make more than what you have into it.
    Is clean, scrap steel really high now? That's a question. How high is it? I'm asking because several places where I recycle brass are accepting steel scrap, but not paying for it.

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  • projectnut
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    Shim stock is not all that expensive when purchased by the roll. Cold rolled steel is usually between $10.00 and $20.00 for a 6" x 180" roll. Used equipment dealers most often sell it for between 40% and 50% of the retail price. I bought a couple dozen new rolls from .0005" to .020" from an equipment dealer for about the same price more than 10 years ago. It does come in handy, but I'm sure I have more than a lifetime supply. Attempting to sell it on eBay or other online sites would be more time consuming than it's worth.

    If you have a use for it the price is great. If you're going to purchase it and make an attempt to sell it good luck.

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  • nickel-city-fab
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    Originally posted by Doozer View Post
    I recently came home with probably 300 or 400 horizontal
    milling cutters. All from 4" to 8"+ diameter. All basically sharp.
    I have no idea what to do with them. I have 3 horizontal mills
    and really probably will only ever need 30 or 40 cutters to last
    me a lifetime.
    --Doozer
    Maybe keep what you need and scrap the rest? Clean steel is crazy high right now, and you can easily make more than what you have into it.

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  • ChazzC
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    Put me on the buyers list if you decide to purchase the pallet!

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  • BCRider
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    I guess I go through mine a little faster than some. Not a whole lot faster mind you.

    I use a bit more of the thicker sizes as brackets and plates for smaller and model related projects. So .010 up to around .040 is a desirable commodity in my shop.

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  • DR
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    Amazon, 30 bucks, Brass shim stock assortment size: 6" Length x 4" Width, 0.001", 0.002", 0.003", 0.005" and 0.01" Thickness.

    That's about what I bought 30 years ago. And it's flat and fits into my desk drawer.

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  • JRouche
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    Originally posted by DennisCA View Post
    I can buy this eur-pallet of shimstock for 80 euros, is that a decent price or a screaming deal?
    Thicknesses are down to 0.05mm (2 thou in inch) and to 0,5mm most seem to be unalloyed steel shims, there's a few stainless ones and a bunch of brass shims to boot.
    Excellent price. I would buy the pallet. JR

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  • DR
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    Price-wise it might be a good deal. Usage-wise maybe not.

    I'd pass on it. How would part of it be sold? By unrolling a few feet at a time? Who wants shim stock that isn't in the labeled box?

    The assorted shim pack I bought 30 years ago is still almost intact. Who really needs an assortment of shim stock?

    Lately I've been selling a lot of stuff since I retired. Online selling of low dollar items is a real pain in the ass. Buyer says they want something, you wait for check, sometimes they don't send it, maybe they change their mind. Meanwhile you have other buyers wanting the item too, but you wait for the first guy. Go to the post office to get a flat rate box, pack and take it back to the post office. You spend a couple hours screwing around for a few bucks.

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  • George Bulliss
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    Use what you need, sell what you can, and use the left overs to roof your house. A brass roof would look nice, for a while😀

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  • BCRider
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    80 Euros is $108 Canadian dollars just now. Given what I've paid for a shim stock in the past I'd rate that as a screaming good deal.

    A lot of the boxes look like bigger rolls. Do I need THAT MUCH? HELL NO! But even the small 50" rolls of brass shim are not cheap at this point.

    I'd buy that pallet in a heart beat. After that if the boxes are filled with enough I'd make up and give away a few assortment packs to friends and a few members here that have sent things to me and refused payment or even postage reimbursement as a thankyou. And perhaps for a minor cost plus postage offer up assortment packs to the members. I suspect in very little time I'd be down to what I'd want to keep for myself and probably would have gotten back half of my initially super low cost.

    And that would make it not just a Super Deal but a Super Dooper Super Deal ! ! ! ! !

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  • Tundra Twin Track
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    I never sweat it buying large volumes when the price is close to free,I gave away 100’s of lbs. of high tensile Socket Cap Screws to friends and neighbours.But make sure you keep more than you think you’ll use,been down that road before.

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  • DennisCA
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    I mostly wanted a few of the thinner brass shims, they could come in handy, but seller wants to sell it all in one piece. I think the pallet on the photo is a smaller one now though, not a full euro pallet. Half-pallet probably. I am probably not going out that way until the 18th of june or so it will wait until then, not making an extra trip for it.

    I'll probably sell it outside ebay though.

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  • Doozer
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    I recently came home with probably 300 or 400 horizontal
    milling cutters. All from 4" to 8"+ diameter. All basically sharp.
    I have no idea what to do with them. I have 3 horizontal mills
    and really probably will only ever need 30 or 40 cutters to last
    me a lifetime. Now I have to store them. I guess I will give them
    away slowly as shop visiting gifts, but they would be a huge pain
    to sell on ebay. I have a real job and can't be bothered by going
    to the post office every other day. I could make a wall rack to
    display them, but it would be 1000 pounds hanging on the wall.
    Would look awesome though. But I probably should not have
    brought them home. If any of you come to visit, I have some
    parting gifts for you.

    --Doozer

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