What Wires Are Worth Stripping For?

We have written about what to…and what not to strip, and it continues to be a hot topic. We have talked to all types of scrappers for different opinions on what is too thin to strip and this is what we have come up with.  We took all of the comments, pieces of advice, knowledge […]

Scrapping Forklifts & Other Industrial Equipment

Find The Best Solution For Scrapping Forklifts People ask us all of the time about scrapping forklifts & other industrial equipment, and about how they can make money scrapping them or reselling them and we decided to talk about them. Forklifts can be a hard item to scrap sometimes because they are not easy to cut […]

Options For Scrapping Your Car

We see so many people scrapping cars and posting pictures through one of the many Facebook groups out there it really is nuts! Cars are one of the easier and definitely, one of the most common items to scrap and that should not be surprising…considering they are everywhere! A lot of people try to figure […]

How Scrap Catalytic Converter Prices Are Determined

Learning About Catalytic Converter Pricing We have heard many stories over the years about different catalytic converter pricing and how people always feel like they are getting cheated while selling their cats. Well…we hear you and have even been in that boat before, not knowing what something is worth is one of the hardest things […]

Different Types of Machine Shop Bits

We have gotten a lot of questions about how to tell carbide drill bits from steel drill bits and all other types of drill bits…and the answer is not always that easy. Let’s break down the different types of drill bits that you could come across not only in machine shops but in everyday applications […]

How To Separate Your Copper Scrap for Recycling

Ever come across some metal or items that you know can be recycled at your local scrap yard? With today’s world of energy efficient cars and technology, recycling is a well-known practice among most communities. Scrap metal recycling is one of the largest industries in the world that adds to the growing culture of restore, […]

Why Electric Motors Are Tough To Scrap

Electric Motors. They are everywhere that you can look even if you don’t see them working. Ever roll the window down in your car? Well, we’re guessing the answer is yes and that window rolls all because of an electric motor (or multiple). Ever enter a garage door whether it is a house or a […]

Why Do Scrap Prices Change?

If you find yourself asking any of these questions, we have some information why it’s not easy to predict the scrap prices or have a reason why they change. What is the price of scrap copper? Where are scrap prices going? Should I hold onto my scrap metal? When will scrap prices go up? Scrap […]

Join Our Facebook Group

Hey Scrappers! We are excited to bring you a new place to join the discussion on scrap metal! Ask questions, talk scrap, share photos, and more! Over the last few years, we have found that the iScrap App is a central place that we have a lot of knowledgeable scrappers gather and we want to […]

How Do You Check Scrap Metal Prices?

How do you check scrap metal prices online

New iScrap App Reported Price Feature One of the biggest things that we have talked to scrappers about over the last few years has been scrap metal prices. With the latest upgrade to the iScrap App, the Price Reporting Option, we are interested to see how often that they check in with their scrap yards […]

How Often Do Scrap Prices Change?

Checking the scrap prices and when they change is important

If you are new to the scrap metal industry you may notice that a lot of scrap yards don’t post prices online or if they do, there is often a disclaimer that states prices can change at any time. As an experienced scrapper you should be familiar with ever-changing scrap prices and the possibility within […]

How Do You Scrap An Electric Motor?

Electric Motors can be found in a variety of items like vacuums, computers, ceiling fans, air conditioners, and more. Almost anything that requires electricity and has moving parts will have an electric motor inside. They are often collected for scrap metal recycling because they are heavy and contain a large amount of copper wire. Get […]