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Does anyone know where to get a good deal on DOM tubing? I received an extremely high quote from the local steel supplier, and I go to onlinemetals.com for other supplies but they want over $5 a foot. I'm sure there are better prices out there. Thanks.

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I do not know how high the DOM is but I bought a 20' 2X1/4 flat stock and it cost almost $50 my jaw dropped to the floor . I was told the metal prices have went through the roof.
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We do a lot of steel fabricating and the price of steel has gone up a lot in the last few months. You better buy it today because it might be higher tomorrow. When scrap is over $10.00 for a hundred lbs, the cost of new is going to be high.

What size DOM are you looking for? We do a lot of 7/8" and 1".
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Five bucks a foot sounds about right for what it is these days..I do use ERW when I can on projects..Saves a little bit..

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Does anyone know where to get a good deal on DOM tubing? I received an extremely high quote from the local steel supplier, and I go to onlinemetals.com for other supplies but they want over $5 a foot. I'm sure there are better prices out there. Thanks.
I don't know what a deal it is but at least you can get the stuff.

http://www.metalsdepot.com/

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I'm looking for 1 3/8" or 1 1/2".



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We do a lot of steel fabricating and the price of steel has gone up a lot in the last few months. You better buy it today because it might be higher tomorrow. When scrap is over $10.00 for a hundred lbs, the cost of new is going to be high.

What size DOM are you looking for? We do a lot of 7/8" and 1".
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The last 1 5/8 I bought was about 6 months ago and I am direct with my steel yard so I get some off of the guy off of the street that being said I paid 4.50 a foot for it but I had to buy 300 feet to get that price. If you think DOM is high buy some 4130, you better be sitting down when you get the quote.
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I do not know where to go in IL, but I can give you some tips on steel pricing. First off, if you buy it in quantities less than full sticks, you will pay a hefty premium and the full stick is usually only a little bit more. Also the more you buy, the cheaper it is by a pretty good margin. So the best way to buy is the buy in full sticks and get some buddies to buy with you at the same time. Last time I bought steel, I paid $2.45 or so per foot for 1 3/4" x .120" DOM which was about a year or so ago and we bought about 600 feet to get the price (about a year ago).

Also ask them if they get random lengths or 20' sticks. It is usually cheaper in random lengths. Typically these are in the 17'-23' range and when I have bought them they seem to be fairly constant within an order, and sometimes it is nice to have a 22' stick rather than 20'. I can't tell you how many times I have only need an extra 6" to get 2 bars out of 1 stick.

One of the big DOM dealers in my town gets alot of ther business from hydraulic ram manufacturers, if you have any of them locally, maybe they could tell you where they buy. They go through a pretty high volume of high quality tube, so they should know the good places to go.

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Does anyone know where to get a good deal on DOM tubing? I received an extremely high quote from the local steel supplier, and I go to onlinemetals.com for other supplies but they want over $5 a foot. I'm sure there are better prices out there. Thanks.
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