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Where can I get half inch thick steel plate? Answered

I'm making something where I need it to be half an inch thick. Don't ask me why but it's defiantly not tank tracks for my 120 horsepower electric tank that I'm designing.

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Best Answer 11 years ago

Anywhere with the words metalworking in the title. A lot of construction or DIY places can send you in the right direction, you might have trouble with a minimum order, if you know anyone whose line of work involves metal work you could ask them to add it to an order and pay them, plus it'd be at trade price rather than end user.

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Re-design
Re-design

11 years ago

You can buy that online.  Just google it. 

How are you planning to cut 1/2" steel plate?

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bowmaster
bowmaster

Answer 11 years ago

I was thinking about one of these choices:

1. Hacksaw, elbow grease, and a whole lot of time.
2. Pay someone who has the proper tools. (waterjet cutter, plasma cutter, etc.)
3. Rent the equipment needed and do it myself.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 11 years ago

Angle grinder with cutoff disk, unless you're going for a strange shape. Waterjet will cost you a lot.

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bowmaster
bowmaster

Answer 11 years ago

It's a pretty simple shape, there's just some cuts where an angle grinder would be too big. I'll probably use a dremal.

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corey95
corey95

Answer 10 years ago

 not meant to be offensive :)

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corey95
corey95

Answer 10 years ago

do you know how long it would take to cut through half inch or inch steel plate with a dremal it would take forever it would probably be better to pay some one to do it

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

11 years ago

Depends, of course, where you are, but unless you are making very large pieces, its always more convenient to get steel strip, rather than plate. It comes in pieces up to 21 feet long and 6" wide in 1/2" thick.

Also, get BLACK plate, rather than BRIGHT and save some money.

Steve

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bowmaster
bowmaster

Answer 11 years ago

Good idea, but I need it 12 inches wide.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 11 years ago

Actually you can get it up to 18" wide !

Steve

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bowmaster
bowmaster

Answer 11 years ago

OO!! I can haz link?

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 11 years ago

Where are you in the world ? All my sources are UK.

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bowmaster
bowmaster

Answer 11 years ago

I'm in the US. But I spent 10 days in the UK when I was 7.

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trf
trf

11 years ago

A scrap yard / metal recycling center may have it..ive seen it at the facility right down the street from where i live but even then expect to pay a hefty price for it..i bought some scrap angle iron...2 bed frame supports worth (just the square ther matress sits on) and it cost me like 20....

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CameronSS
CameronSS

11 years ago

It might be easier to just find some used tracks from something like a skid steer, or whatever size you're looking at. 1/2" steel plate will be expensive to ship (heavy!) and hard to cut.