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Metal Monday: Dirty Stainless Steel Scrap

Dirty stainless steel. You find it, you see it, you sell it. Pretty simple right? You probably see some of the small amount of contaminants on it and think to yourself that there won’t be a big discount for small amounts of material, but you never know. Then you get to the scrap yard, you […]

Types of Stainless Steel & Where To Find Them

So we have talked to many people about their scrapping habits…and it always seems that they want to learn, learn, learn more about where to find different types of scrap metals. Well……WE DO TOO! One of the harder metals to really figure out is stainless steel. There are so many grades of stainless that it […]

4 Money-Making Items From Medical Equipment

So you have probably been to a hospital before, you have seen the tables, the chairs, the weird machines that they use, but have you ever thought of what could get scrapped in the medical world?! Most Common Metal: Stainless Steel Let’s start with something easy, stainless steel. Stainless steel is the most common metal […]

Metal Monday: Scrapping Dirty Stainless Steel

Dirty stainless steel. You find it, you see it, you sell it. Pretty simple right? You probably see some of the small amount of contaminants on it and think to yourself that there won’t be a big discount for small amounts of material, but you never know. How Do You Scrap Dirty Stainless Steel? Then […]

Metal Monday: Marine Brass for Scrap

Marine brass for scrap

Many times scrappers are asking us about the difference between yellow and red brass, but Marine Brass is another material we have been asked about before. Marine Brass confuses a lot of people because they think that it is just as good…or better then normal everyday yellow brass. Let’s debunk that myth. What Is Marine […]

Difference Between Non-Ferrous & Ferrous Metals

Knowing to difference between copper and steel

If you have never heard of scrap metal recycling before or you think of Sanford & Son’s when you hear “scrap yard”, we have some good information to help you learn more about scrap metals. One of the first and most important things to know about scrap metals is if they are ferrous or non-ferrous […]

Metal Monday: Is Silverware Really Silver?

Scrapping silverware for scrap metal

Ever find silver plated utensils, plates, bowls, or other dinnerware items? We have heard a lot of questions of whether or not these items can be bought as silver or how you should sort and separate them. Most of those previously mentioned items are plated on top of copper and brass and the silver is put […]

Metal Monday: Ceramic Magnets?

Getting alnico magnets from speakers for scrap

Have you ever listened to music before? Maybe you got curious as a kid or as a scrapper and took apart an old stereo or a speaker to see what was inside. Most of the time you will just see plastic, wood, and then you will find something interesting…a magnet. Many people wonder if these […]

Metal Monday: Monel, Inconel, Nickel

Inconel is a high temp alloy

Many people ask about some of the different alloys that we have listed through our metals pages like monel and inconel, and where they can find those alloys. High nickel alloys like monel, inconel, as well as stainless steel are made to be non-corrosive, not-rusting alloys that can perform well in not only high temperature […]

Metal Monday: Tantalum

Tantalum is a heavy metal

Tantalum is a very expensive high-temperature alloy that you won’t find on a normal junk pickup week. A very high strength and very good receptor for electronic uses you will often find tantalum used as capacitors in high value technology as well as in high temperature engines and other nuclear power plant projects. It is […]

Metal Monday: Those Magnets, Not Tools

A simple magnet is a scrappers best friend

Hey iScrappers! What is a scrappers favorite tool? A magnet! A magnet will be able to tell you what different types of metals you have and help sort the more expensive metals from the cheaper grades. But did you know that sometimes you can make money selling different magnets? Most magnets that you will find […]

Metal Monday: Drill Bits for Scrap

iScrappers….What’s going on!?!?!?! We cant believe that the weekend went so quick again and here we are on Mondays, but Metal Mondays is in full effect today! A lot of people ask about about drill bits and the different types of bits that are out there. The most common drill bit is a hard steel […]