6 Uses for Surplus Steel

Whether you’re looking for cheap material on the job site or have a small budget for a project at home, look toward surplus steel to fit your needs. Surplus steel has plenty of advantages – good for the environment, durable, […]

4 Advantages to Buying Surplus Steel

You just got tasked with purchasing steel for a project. What do you do? Well, you could go to a steel supplier/warehouse and get all new material. That wouldn’t be a bad idea but depending on your needs, it may […]

Best Tools to Use When Cutting Angle Iron

Cutting through metal can be a tedious, time-consuming task. This is especially true if you’re doing multiple cuts needing precision. This is a problem many people come into when purchasing steel angles for the first time. Most likely because they […]

Steel and Aluminum Angle: What’s the Difference?

Before we get into the meat and potatoes of what differences there are between steel angle and aluminum angle, here’s a primer on the material. Angle is a popular structural material that comes in an L-shape, created to offer better […]

7 Ways to Use Round Bar + Square Bar

Are you a welder looking for a material to practice on? Do you want the rustic look of steel as part of your décor? Or, do you simply want the practical advantages of steel while benefiting from the aesthetics of […]

5 Uses for Expanded Metal

If you’ve ever walked the streets of a city, you’ve walked over expanded metal. If you’ve ever taken a seat on a bench in the park during a crisp fall day, chances are you’ve sat on expanded metal. And, if […]

5 Types of Expanded Metal

Now, you may know some of the uses of expanded metal: grilling, ventilation, walkways, or stairs; however, not all expanded metal is built the same. There are various types of expanded metal – each created to fulfill a different need […]

6 Unique Uses for Rebar

Reinforcing steel bars – otherwise known as Rebar for short – are primarily used to help alleviate tension forces that concrete may experience. Concrete on its own is plenty strong enough to go up against most forces of nature, but […]

5 Types of Rebar

The saying “bend but don’t break” is usually served to describe subpar defenses in a sports setting. However, with rebar, it is a way of life. Rebar is traditionally paired with structural concrete to reinforce the amount of stress and […]