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oolieiv
09-24-2012, 03:41 PM
This hurt my brain a little, in a good way...
Amazon.com has free super saver shipping on steel tubing

http://www.amazon.com/Rolled-Steel-Square-Tubing-Length/dp/B0068UDRZ6/ref=sr_1_3?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1348515507&sr=1-3&keywords=square+tube

TexasTuff
09-24-2012, 04:24 PM
Garland Steel

312 South International Road Garland, TX 75042
(972) 494-6000

Hi oolieiv,
At those prices they should ship for free.
Try the place above. I've not bought from them in about 6 months but I'll bet the prices have not changed much.
20 foot $27.00 and they made one cut for me free.
If they want to charge you for cutting just take a battery powered sawzall with you or a hack saw and cut it up to haul home.

Not that far from you. About a mile off 635 in Garland. If I remember right, it's the Jupiter exit.



PS There has got to be someone on your side of town, like down in the Harry Hines Industrial area.

Check you PM

vmack
09-24-2012, 04:51 PM
King Structural Steel is another place to use at Buckner on I 30.

charlie_r
09-24-2012, 04:55 PM
At those prices, they should overnight express at no cost to you.

Locally, I get a 24 foot long piece of 3/4 inch 14 ga square tube for the princely sum of $17, delivered to my back yard.

oolieiv
09-24-2012, 05:01 PM
Well, I bought from Metal supermarkets (local, dallas) this morning, looks like I over paid there TOO, but I'll file this away for next time >< $30ish for 10 feet, but that was 2x2 tube not 3/4 inch, so maybe not that bad actually.

TexasTuff
09-24-2012, 05:21 PM
The price that I mentioned was for20 feet of 1.5" 16 ga. I think 2" would have been $35 for 20 feet.
20 feet is a minimum purchase from Garland Steel.

BTW, my son, david_s lives in Plano. I come there several times a year to visit and build bikes. I lived in Garland for 35+ years before moving out here to East Texas.

oolieiv
09-24-2012, 05:37 PM
The 2 x 2 was 14 gauge as well.

Very cool, I got a chance to test ride some bents at Richardson Bike Mart yesterday while I was picking up a cartridge BB removal tool. Gave me a little better idea of what to expect... also very briefly gave me trike fever until I looked at how much more complicated it is to build a warrior (part of my 6 pack of plans). I'll stick to Voyager for first build.

Tradetek
09-24-2012, 06:45 PM
Next time ask them for the price if you buy the entire length. Odds are it will be about the same price... funny how it works out that way... :rolleyes4:

charlie_r
09-25-2012, 06:33 AM
Every steel supplier I've ever dealt with has a nominal cut fee. That can take a $35 full length piece and turn it into a $100 pile of shorts real quick!

If delivery is reasonable, your best bet will always be to buy the full stick. You are going to cut it up anyway, so "pay yourself" the $5 per cut!

Tradetek
09-25-2012, 09:36 AM
Wow Charlie! Both of my local suppliers will cut a full length in half for free if I buy the entire length.

Also, ask how much they charge for stuff in their "drop" bins. My suppliers charge .60 cents - $1 per pound for their cutoffs which can be up to 10 or 12 feet sometimes depending on which supplier I'm at and what kind of metal I'm buying.