How to Drill Through Metal

Drilling through metal might seem like a daunting task, especially if you’re more accustomed to drilling through wood or other materials. However, with the right tools, techniques, and a little knowledge, you can confidently tackle drilling projects involving various types […]

How to Clean Metal

Metal surfaces can add a touch of elegance and durability to your home, but they require regular cleaning to maintain their shine and luster. Whether you’re dealing with stainless steel appliances, brass fixtures, or aluminum outdoor furniture, knowing how to […]

Does Super Glue Work on Metal?

Super glue, also known as cyanoacrylate adhesive, is a versatile and handy adhesive used for various purposes. It’s renowned for its fast bonding capabilities, but many people wonder if it’s effective for metal surfaces. This comprehensive blog post will dive […]

What is the Most Reactive Metal?

Metals are an integral part of our daily lives, playing crucial roles in technology, construction, and even biological processes. One of the fascinating aspects of metals is their reactivity — their ability to undergo chemical reactions with other substances. While […]

How to Etch Metal

Have you ever wondered how to etch metal? We’re frequently asked about this process here at Tampa Steel & Supply, so we’ve created this how-to guide to etching metal to create your very own work of metal art. What metals […]

Sheet Metal Gauge Chart

Many people often need a certain metal thickness for their projects. But, how can you tell what thickness you need? That is where sheet metal gauges charts come in. Let’s explore how sheet metal gauges are charted and review a […]

What Metals are Magnetic?

Some metals are magnetic, and others metals are not. This article explores what makes a metal magnetic, types of magnetism, magnetic metals, non-magnetic metals, and what metals can be used for. What makes a metal magnetic? A piece of metal […]

How to Remove Rust From Metal

We’re often asked, “How can I remove rust from metal?” There are actually several remedies you can try to get the rust off of your metal. First, let’s explore what causes rust and how to prevent rust in the first […]

Metal Facts

Metals are interesting, overlooked — and everywhere! In fact, it’s estimated that about 75% of known elements in the world are metals. Metals are used in so many ways that we see, use, and enjoy in our everyday lives, and […]

Can You Weld Pot Metal?

There are many questions about welding pot metal. This is a popular way to reuse the scrap metal that you have leftover from your welding. Let’s dig into what pot metal is, the welding process for pot metals, and the […]