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steel yards?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by belcher, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. belcher

    belcher vancouver wa Active Member

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    Anyone know Where the cheapest place in the portland area is to get steel?
    Need 6"x.25 plate, 188 wall square tube, Dom tube ect.
    been to a few places and haven't been impressed.
    5' minimums and no break in prices if I buy whole sticks of tubing or plate..
    Any experience's, or prices would be great.
    thanks.
     
  2. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    There is a place in Oregon City that sells small pieces. But no clue as to price.
     
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    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    There's a place in ne Portland, steel yard maybe? They have a whole rack of already cut steel that I think they sell cheaper. It's at least cheaper when you figure that you don't have to purchase nominal sizes.
     
  5. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    I buy a lot of steel ($30-$50 grand worth a year) If you want the best price you are going to have to go to a a real service center. The small, cut to size shops are selling at a premium because they offer a fast, high value service of providing just what you need when you need it (Like Metal Supermarkets) Big, real service centers like Ryerson, or Farwest are going to be much cheaper, but usually they have $200-$400 minimums and if you need something cut either they simply wont do it or it will take a week or better to get it in the shear/saw schedule. Often the best compromise is a place like the Steel Yard where you can still walk in and there is no minimum yet they are not the sell by the inch model like Metal Supermarkets.
     
  7. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    Sent you a convo so let me know. I get deliveries from Farwest and also American at least once a week. Can cut to length or ?
     
  8. belcher

    belcher vancouver wa Active Member

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    Thanks for the reply guys.
    I'm going to check out clackamas for small odds and ends pieces.
    I just started fabing.
    so far I have turned an old flatbed work truck into a a single ram hinge dump, and a tube square rear bumper on my woods truck with quick disconnect mud flap brackets.
    so 2-300 dollar range is what I'll be able to spend at a time.
     
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  9. BoonDocks36

    BoonDocks36 Oregon, in the boondocks Christian. Conservative. Male.

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    I use Coyote Steel in Eugene... I know your up in PTown, but mentioning it for thems of us near ~BleuJean~ They always have a "scrap" bin of cutoffs and that sells by the pound!

    I have always searched through that FIRSTEST.

    philip :D
     
  10. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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    The Steel Yard
    6880 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR 97218
    Phone 503) 282-9273
    Hours: Open today · 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

    http://www.standardsteelnw.com/

    They have a used / small orders yard on the other side of the tracks. They will burn a small piece for you there.
     
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    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    We had a fab shop/steel suply in Port Angeles that had lots of pieces that were extras. Any fab shops down there worth checking?
     
  12. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Clackamas has bins of surplus sold by the pound, too. Some of the stuff is pretty interesting...:)

    From my experience they are cheaper than the Steel Yard on Columbia Blvd, but if you have to drive far it's probably a push.