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David Brown 901/07/2015 12:38:22
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Hi, I have been quoted £138 for a 6 mm thick 70 cm square sheet of 6082 T6 aluminium.

Is this a reasonable price? I have never bought it before so I don't have any idea!

Also, how heavy will this be (roughly)-could I carry it? I don't have a car and don't want to pay any more money for postage.

David

Trevor Wright01/07/2015 12:47:03
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David,

Try Clickmetal.co.uk. For your sizes they quote £63 + del

Trevor - usual disclaimer just satisfied customer

Capstan Speaking01/07/2015 12:49:12
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It's not a bad price but it's not great.

**LINK**

It would weigh just under 8 kilos (17lbs)

Oh and don't forget VAT

Edited By Capstan Speaking on 01/07/2015 12:55:55

Gas_mantle.01/07/2015 12:51:56
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Hi,

I can't help with the pricing but this page may help with the weight :-

**LINK**

According to my calculation your will buying buying 2940 cm cu and it weighs 2.71g per cm cu.

So that's a tad under 8kg.

Peter.

Michael Gilligan01/07/2015 13:51:37
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David,

Another useful stockist, worth checking, is Richard Austin Alloys

Their Manchester branch was very helpful when I wanted some Mic-6 cast tooling plate. ... They located a very useful size off-cut, and internally shipped it from Scotland, for me to collect from Manchester.

I've only used them once, but they would certainly be my first contact if I need more.

MichaelG.

Bob Brown 101/07/2015 14:13:57
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Aluminium warehouse £53.63 = delivery (approx. £15.00) so no £138 is NOT a good price!

Bob

Bob Brown 101/07/2015 14:56:51
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BTW: Aluminium warehouse list it as plate not sheet

Ian P01/07/2015 15:00:17
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Not exactly the same but I have a quote in my hand for a 750mm diameter 6mm thick 6062 disk with a 80mm hole in the centre (laser cut) and that is £106 incl vat and delivery.

Your price does seem high by comparison

Ian P

Jon01/07/2015 19:59:51
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Cut to size and delivered to door should be looking in region of £74 delivered.

Price keeps rising, just last two years close on 40% increase. Walk in with £100 and come out carrying one hand.

David Brown 901/07/2015 20:13:32
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The quote was from Fays Metals in Acton, London, and included V.A.T. I live in London, but quite far away from Acton. I don't actually need this yet, it is for the mirror cell for a 20 inch telescope mirror. I haven't made the mirror yet and it could take a long time!

I was thinking I could save on delivery, but it seems I can get the aluminium delivered more cheaply than going and getting it ! I have a travel card for work so going to Acton wouldn't cost me anything.

I need some long tubes of aluminium eventually as well and so may well wait and order everything together.

David

Nigel McBurney 101/07/2015 20:22:00
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I have used Aluminium Warehouse on the web for a few years, from a length of angle to several hundred £s worth of cut blanks,packing excellent they use long cardboard tubes for long thin items ,delivery good ,imperial and metric sizes,£15 delivery charge which does make small lots expensive,though the ali is cheaper than other suppliers.delivery by carrier

Bob Brown 101/07/2015 20:40:29
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Delivery from Aluminium Warehouse is free if you collect, ok if you live close to Hatfield or as I did get a mate to collect as he worked close by.

Bob

Brian Oldford01/07/2015 23:23:54
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Apologies for highjacking the thread but can someone recommend the best place/price for circa 200 x 3/16" snap head ali rivets?

Bandersnatch02/07/2015 01:13:38
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Isn't that like parking in a No-Parking area and putting your emergency flashers on? smiley

John Stevenson02/07/2015 01:53:57
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Posted by Brian Oldford on 01/07/2015 23:23:54:

Apologies for highjacking the thread but can someone recommend the best place/price for circa 200 x 3/16" snap head ali rivets?

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Now if you had wanted 1/4" or 1/8" I could have done you a sweet deal.

mechman4802/07/2015 09:22:58
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Check out SGS ltd. on e-bay, I have just ordered a offcut 400 x 200 x 2.5 for £5.85p, free delivery... they may well accommodate... usual disclaimer.

George.

Ian S C02/07/2015 10:28:55
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My latest aluminium buy was 2 1/2" X 2 1/2" dia bar, $NZ15 at The Little Metal Company in Christchurch NZ, about 75% went out in the scrap.

Ian S C

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