Metals Depot for Stainless Tubing

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  • #110442

    OneZero
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    Good morning all, just been searching online for somewhere to purchase stainless tubing online, and found this source.  Very reasonably priced I think, especially the shipping cost.  There are no local metal mart’s that want to sell to me at a reasonable price, so been looking online.

    EDIT: To add website url to top for anyone who wants it.  I have no affiliation with this company, nor have I dealt with them before, just found them on a google search.

    https://www.metalsdepot.com/stainless-steel-products/stainless-steel-round-tube

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    #110454

    Mike Atencio
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    That looks like a pretty good price. I wonder what 9 foot costs Can you post the web link for us? Thanks

    #110458

    Jeffeb3
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    That looks like a pretty good price. I wonder what 9 foot costs Can you post the web link for us? Thanks

    https://www.metalsdepot.com/stainless-steel-products/stainless-steel-round-tube

    Looks like $43 before shipping.

    What are you doing with a 9′ tube, Mike?

    #110459

    Mike Atencio
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    Maybe considering an LR capable of 4 x 8 sheets or an upgrade for my MPCNC – lol

    #110464

    Jeffeb3
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    The cart OneZero posted is enough for a 4×8 low rider. It only has tubes across the Y and Z. The Y is about 4’8″ for a 4′ work area.

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    #110465

    Mike Atencio
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    Oh that’s right! I haven’t looked at lengths since building my MPCNC. Thanks Jeff. Saving me money.

    #110467

    Bill
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    Or you might have found a good source for 8×16′ sheets of plywood… 🙂

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    #110468

    OneZero
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    Yea, sorry for not posting the link, but the one Jeff posted is correct.  Looks like you can spend a few bucks more and get the polished to.  I’ve heard stainless is a pain to cut, so I wanted to see how much having them to cut it was going to be, plus going with shorter pieces cut shipping down considerably.  Which was a big part of the cost I have been seeing with online places.  Just thought others might be in same position as myself and looking online for shipping options.

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    #110484

    Mike Atencio
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    Wiseass…

    #110485

    Mike Atencio
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    No problem. Glad you posted something. Better than nothing

    #114866

    NotThatJeff
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    Thanks for this, I was hoping to find a metal supplier in the forum. I’m buying parts for my first build and haven’t read through the instructions yet, but to handle full 4′ x 8′ sheets of plywood do I need longer than 4′ tubing? Does the LR sit on the plywood or do you build a table wider than 4′? Also, what’s the recommended length for the 4 vertical tubes?

    #114895

    Jeffeb3
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    Look at the LR 2 BOM and it has a size calculator for tubes and I think table.

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    #117336

    Kevin Russell
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    I purchased the same tubing, 2 @ 6′ and 1 @ 4′, from Metals Depot 10 days ago and it arrived yesterday with no issues.  Total price was almost identical.  Shipping was a bit less, probably because they are only 385 miles from me.  I believe if you stay under 6′ in length, standard shipping is used.  Longer and it ships freight so it’s significantly more expensive.  Everywhere else I checked was a lot more expensive including local suppliers.

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