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Steel Prices

Postby wlockwood23 » Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:13 am

What is everyone giving for material? I live in Southern Illinois and wonder if I'm getting a decent deal or overcharged on material compared to others. These are all 48 x 96 sheets

cold rolled
12ga-$72.80
14ga-$52

hot rolled
11ga-$53.54
14ga-$38

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Re: Steel Prices

Postby little blue choo » Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:14 am

About what I'm paying in NC. I think I pay $50 for 16ga CR and 56 for 14ga CR

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Re: Steel Prices

Postby acourtjester » Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:19 am

north Fla paying $40 for 16 Ga and $60 for 14 Ga
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Re: Steel Prices

Postby wlockwood23 » Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:36 am

Do you guys have to buy multiple sheets to get it for this price? I have to buy 5 sheets...

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Postby little blue choo » Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:00 pm

I can buy 1 sheet at a time. They deliver free if I buy $50 worth and I never buy less than that. I get delivery 5 days a week. I do have another supplier who is cheaper but they only deliver twice a week in my area.

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Re: Steel Prices

Postby Doc Hollywood » Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:45 pm

4x10 foot 16ga cold rolled $92
i'm in MICHIGAN

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Re: Steel Prices

Postby wlockwood23 » Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:12 am

Looks pretty consistent then. Thanks for the input guys.

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Re: Steel Prices

Postby HaasMetalDesigns » Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:33 pm

14g I pay $53 11g I pay $97 that is for cold roll 4by12 all free shiping to my shop I was paying a lot less but metal ben going up in the last few weeks

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Postby little blue choo » Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:20 pm

HaasMetalDesigns wrote:14g I pay $53 11g I pay $97 that is for cold roll 4by12 all free shiping to my shop I was paying a lot less but metal ben going up in the last few weeks

That's great pricing. Where are you located and who are you purchasing from?

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Re: Steel Prices

Postby HaasMetalDesigns » Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:13 pm

little blue choo wrote:
HaasMetalDesigns wrote:14g I pay $53 11g I pay $97 that is for cold roll 4by12 all free shiping to my shop I was paying a lot less but metal ben going up in the last few weeks

That's great pricing. Where are you located and who are you purchasing from?

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I am located in Los Angeles Area the company I buy from is called Patton metal supply
I also spend on average a week with them $600

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Re: Steel Prices

Postby msc » Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:15 pm

Wow, you guys are getting some good prices. I am paying about $48 for 14 gauge 4x8,cut in half, for hot rolled steel here in Ft. Lauderdale.

What's the advantage to cold rolled?
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Re: Steel Prices

Postby motoguy » Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:00 pm

msc wrote:Wow, you guys are getting some good prices. I am paying about $48 for 14 gauge 4x8,cut in half, for hot rolled steel here in Ft. Lauderdale.

What's the advantage to cold rolled?


No mill scale, for one. That has not been a huge issue for me so far, but if I start powder coating (and have to remove all the mill scale), I may go cold-rolled. It appears I'll have to special order it, as the local suppliers all stock HR only.
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Re: Steel Prices

Postby gamble » Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:55 pm

I thought I was getting a great deal but maybe not after reading this
14g P&O steel cut to 2x2 sections is $14/each which is $112 a sheet. I was paying about $25 each 2x2 piece from online metals.
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Re: Steel Prices

Postby wickedinhere » Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:37 am

I was paying 48.00 for a 4x8 16g hot rolled. I just found it for 31.00 a sheet. I couldn't believe the price difference.

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Re: Steel Prices

Postby tnbndr » Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:12 am

I thought I was getting a great deal but maybe not after reading this

You are always going to pay more for smaller sheared sizes. Where I go they charge a shear charge and handling charge for small pieces.
For instance I can buy a 4x8 sheet of 1/4" for $189 but just went to purchase a 36"x48" piece of 1/4" and paid $80 for just that piece.
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Re: Steel Prices

Postby gamble » Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:54 am

I understand but thats a lot of coin for someone to step on the foot pedal for the shear. The first few times they didn't even want to shear it, they tossed it on the laser and cut it that way
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Re: Steel Prices

Postby Capstone » Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:55 pm

I guess I'm getting robbed... $62 for 14G HRS 4x8 not delivered. right near DC
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Postby tnbndr » Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:04 am

I understand but thats a lot of coin for someone to step on the foot pedal for the shear.

You are not looking at the big picture. Just like most people think we plop a piece of steel on the table and push a button, out pops an art piece that we charge too much for.
They have to move the steel, forktruck (expense), operator (expense), set it up on the shear (expense), stomp on foot pedal, pick piece up off floor behind shear, move to storage rack or your truck. Now you could buy all the equipment and do it yourself and save a ton of money!!!!
I tend to look at it, as it is what it is, as long as I can recoup my costs in the price of the end product, the price is irrelevant.
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Re: Steel Prices

Postby michmetalman » Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:18 am

I paid around $43 for 16 and $52 for 14 A few months ago it was way cheaper, but there was a huge price increase since then. Good news is I got more for scrap this time lol.

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Re: Steel Prices

Postby Redneck » Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:53 pm

Just paid $55.14 CWT for cr delivered........that is up about 25% since the first of the year. :(

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Re: Steel Prices

Postby motoguy » Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:34 pm

$112 for HR 3/16 4x8
$80 11ga HR 4x8
$48 14 ga HR 4x8
$44.80 3/4" #9 raised expanded 4x8

That was on 7/11/16. I was surprised at the price increase from last time.
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Re: Steel Prices

Postby mdwalker » Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:34 pm

#1 16GA SMOOTH PLATE #1 16GA SMOOTH PLATE $1.38
#1 14GA SMOOTH PLATE #1 14GA SMOOTH PLATE $1.72
#1 12GA SMOOTH PLATE #1 12GA SMOOTH PLATE $2.32
#1 10GA SMOOTH PLATE #1 10GA SMOOTH PLATE $2.90
#1 3/16 SMOOTH PLATE #1 3/16" SMOOTH PLATE $3.83
#1 1/4 SMOOTH PLATE #1 1/4" SMOOTH PLATE $5.11
#1 3/8 SMOOTH PLATE #1 3/8" SMOOTH PLATE $7.67
#1 1/2 SMOOTH PLATE #1 1/2" SMOOTH PLATE $10.00
#1 5/8 SMOOTH PLATE #1 5/8" SMOOTH PLATE $12.76
#1 3/4 SMOOTH PLATE #1 3/4" SMOOTH PLATE $15.31
#1 1" SMOOTH PLATE #1 1" SMOOTH PLATE $20.42
All per sq. ft.

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Re: Steel Prices

Postby sodfarmer » Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:02 pm

16GA CRS 48x96-$43
14GA CRS 48x120-$68
11Ga HRS 48x96-$70.40

This is delivered to my shop. Company has a 500 pound minimum. Same price as company I used to use, but had to pickup. Was pretty much a no brainer as I had to drive an hour to pickup from previous supplier.

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Re: Steel Prices

Postby gsi » Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:47 am

I bought some 16 ga 4x10 recently for $45/sheet.
14 ga 4x10 $72.
11ga 4x8 $65.
3/16" 4x8 $135.
1/4" 4x8 $166.

All of these are delivered with a $4 per delivery fuel surcharge. I'm about 20 minutes drive from the supplier.

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Re: Steel Prices

Postby Merica_Metal » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:22 pm

Any update on these prices? I don't see anything close to that in my area (Houston Texas)
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