The Most Common Items Scrappers Need To Get The Job Done

Being a scrapper is no easy task. It requires hard work, dedication, and the right tools to navigate the scrapping world. One thing that every experienced scrapper knows is the importance of having reliable tools and consumables on hand. Let’s dive into the essential items that scrappers use regularly and need to keep in stock. From gas canisters to spare trailer tires, these products not only make the job easier but also ensure that scrappers can handle any unexpected challenges that come their way.

What is used most by scrappers?

Gas Canisters

A scrapper’s truck is a powerhouse of tools, many of which are powered by gas. From welding equipment to cutting tools, having a spare gas canister for every gas-powered tool is crucial. Keeping these canisters filled up ensures smooth operations and eliminates any potential slowdowns on the job.

No-Spill 5-Gallon Gas Can
$38.99
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03/02/2024 11:35 pm GMT

Spare Trailer Tire

Accidents can happen on the road, and a scrapper’s trailer tires are especially vulnerable to punctures.
Scrap yards and pick up jobs are often chaotic and may not have been properly screened to ensure no metal bits are lying around that can wreak havoc on a tire if driven over. Having a spare tire in the back of the truck can save hours waiting for a tow and quickly get the scrapper back on the road. This simple precaution can make a significant difference in minimizing downtime.

Trailer Tires ST205/75D15
$283.32
  • Max Load 1820 lbs.
  • 6-ply, 5 Lug White Spoke.
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03/03/2024 12:06 am GMT

Angle Grinder Blades

Cut-off wheels take a beating when constantly in use. Whether cutting ACR or ripping copper tubing down to a manageable size, having a pack of 50 blades meant for stainless steel or other metals is a wise investment. Fresh blades ensure safe cutting and keep your workflow uninterrupted.

PEGATEC Cut Off Wheels 50 Pack
$28.99
  • 4 1/2 x0.04x7/8 inch Cutting Disc,
  • Metal & Stainless Steel Aggressive Cutting Wheel for Angle Grinder
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03/03/2024 12:10 am GMT

Sawzall Blades

The Sawzall is a scrapper’s best friend, and the blades are among the most used tools for various projects. From tubing to thicker cables or tearing down sheet metal, having a reliable set of Sawzall blades is essential for every scrapper’s toolkit.

Milwaukee 12 pc. Sawzall Blade Set
$32.84 $26.27
  • Assortment of demolition blades for a broad range of professional applications
  •  Thicker for maximum durability and taller for straighter cuts
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03/03/2024 03:45 am GMT

Gloves

We always preach that having adequate protection for your hands is paramount when scrapping. Any cut-resistant gloves that safeguard your knuckles and fingers are a must-have. Keeping your digits safe allows you to tackle every job confidently and without worrying about injuries. These also tend to wear out with heavy use, so grabbing a few pairs never hurts.

SAFEAT Cut Resistant Work Gloves
$9.98 $8.98

 Safety Grip Work Gloves for Men and Women – Protective, Flexible, Cut Resistant, Comfortable PU Coated Palm. Complimentary Ebook Included. Size Medium 1 Pair

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03/03/2024 01:31 am GMT

Drill Bits

High-quality drill bits are invaluable for scrappers dealing with metal day in and day out. Unlike traditional handymen, scrappers find their bits dull faster due to constant metal use.

MACXCOIP Cobalt Drill Bit Set
$54.98

29Pcs M35 High Speed Steel Bits for Hardened Metals, Stainless Steel, Cast Iron and Wooden Plastics, with Metal Index Storage Box, 1/16"-1/2"

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03/03/2024 12:26 am GMT

Wire/Cable Cutters

A trusty pair of snippers is a scrapper’s go-to tool for your run-of-the-mill insulated copper cable and wire needs. These tools rarely break but are more likely to be misplaced, so try to keep an eye on them so they don’t run away from you more than once!

IRWIN VISE-GRIP Diagonal Cutting Pliers
$15.69 $9.49
  • Durable nickel chromium steel construction
  • ProTouch grips provide extra comfort and reduces hand fatigue
  • Meets or exceeds ANSI specifications
Pros:
  • Cuts Copper
  • Sturdy
  • Top-Rated
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03/03/2024 02:56 am GMT

Ratchet Straps

Securing loads in a truck bed or trailer is routine for scrappers. Ratchet straps are highly recommended for this purpose but require regular monitoring. Exposure to weather, sharp materials, and tight loads can lead to fraying, so keeping an eye on these straps ensures the safety of both the load and the scrapper.

RHINO USA Ratchet Tie Down Straps
$34.90

Includes (4) Premium 1" x 15' Rachet Tie Downs with Padded Handles.

  • 1,823lb Guaranteed Max Break Strength
  • American Owned and Operated
  • Multiple colors available
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03/03/2024 04:26 am GMT

Magnets

A magnet should be a scrapper’s first tool when determining whether a pile of material is ferrous or non-ferrous. Misplacing these handy tools is more common than breaking them, so it’s wise to always keep a few magnets on hand. What do you know? The iScrap Shop happens to have these in stock! What are the chances?

By investing in these commonly replaced items, scrappers can ensure they are well-prepared for any challenges that may arise. Keep your tools in top condition, and your scrapping journey will be efficient and profitable.

Rockaway Recycling Magnet
$9.99

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Wrapping Up…

You’ll realize as you’re scrapping having the right tools can make all the difference. By investing in extras for these commonly replaced items, you can ensure you’re well-prepared for any setbacks that may arise and are equipped with all the items that typically need replacing.