Need a source for stainless steel plate
#21
  Re: Need a source for stainless steel plate by wood2woodknot (I've never gotten in...)
McMaster has what you need in 18" square sheets that you could cut down.  The gauge thickness you're looking for translates from ~0.06" - 0.09" thick.
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#22
  Re: Need a source for stainless steel plate by wood2woodknot (I've never gotten in...)
they'll have some holes, but how about push plates. 4' x 16".
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#23
  Re: Need a source for stainless steel plate by wood2woodknot (I've never gotten in...)
Metal Supermarket is a great place to buy all sorts of metal. Possibly there is one near you.
https://www.metalsupermarkets.com/
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#24
  Re: Need a source for stainless steel plate by wood2woodknot (I've never gotten in...)
Look to see if there is a local stainless steel countertop manufacturer or duct fabricator. 

If you can find one locally ask if you can buy some of his scrap.  He would normally put that stuff in the recycle bin.

He will get about $0.30 to $0.45 per pound for this.

A 4" x 16" x 0.062" (16 gage) = about 1.125 pounds. 

Are you sure about the thickness?  Are you sure about the grade of stainless steel?

Most stainless steel cutting blades are made from 400 series stainless.  Most of the stainless steel that is available online is 300 series.  The 300 series (303, 304, 316) is more highly corrosion resistant but will not hold a good edge.

The 400 series will show an occasional rust spot that will wash/wipe off and does hold an edge, with 440 stainless being the grade usually used in knife production.  The 400 stainless steel will stick to a magnet.

The roller wheel pizza cutters are about 0.100" thick and have a sharpened edge.  They may have a heat treating process done on them to improve edge holding.
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#25
  Re: Need a source for stainless steel plate by wood2woodknot (I've never gotten in...)
If you are willing/wanting to have it pre-cut and ready to go: https://www.oshcut.com
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#26
  Re: RE: Need a source for stainless steel plate by Cooler (Look to see if there...)
(03-04-2021, 11:58 AM)Cooler Wrote: Look to see if there is a local stainless steel countertop manufacturer or duct fabricator. 

If you can find one locally ask if you can buy some of his scrap.  He would normally put that stuff in the recycle bin.

He will get about $0.30 to $0.45 per pound for this.

A 4" x 16" x 0.062" (16 gage) = about 1.125 pounds. 

Are you sure about the thickness?  Are you sure about the grade of stainless steel?

Most stainless steel cutting blades are made from 400 series stainless.  Most of the stainless steel that is available online is 300 series.  The 300 series (303, 304, 316) is more highly corrosion resistant but will not hold a good edge.

The 400 series will show an occasional rust spot that will wash/wipe off and does hold an edge, with 440 stainless being the grade usually used in knife production.  The 400 stainless steel will stick to a magnet.

The roller wheel pizza cutters are about 0.100" thick and have a sharpened edge.  They may have a heat treating process done on them to improve edge holding.

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Obviously I'm at the beginner stage and trying to figure out all this stuff. I know 3cr13 is used for some knife blades, and I've been trying to read up on the other types of stainless and their qualities. That's why I posted to get some background help from the WN family.

Thanks for your suggestion to talk to some of the fabricators to buy from their scrap. Prices sound more than favorable.
-aj (wood2woodknot)


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#27
  Re: RE: Need a source for stainless steel plate by MstrCarpenter (they'll have some ho...)
(02-28-2021, 10:39 PM)MstrCarpenter Wrote: they'll have some holes, but how about push plates. 4' x 16".

Fill me in.........what are pushplates?


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#28
  Re: Need a source for stainless steel plate by wood2woodknot (I've never gotten in...)
I use Prototek in NH, they will do small jobs and prototypes. 244 Burnham Intervale Rd Contoocook, NH 03229 Tel: 603.746.2001 They made a batch of 304 stainless lasered/folded/welded guitar amp chassis for me. The corner welds were unreal.
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#29
  Re: RE: Need a source for stainless steel plate by wood2woodknot ([quote='MstrCarpente...)
(03-11-2021, 07:14 PM)wood2woodknot Wrote: Fill me in.........what are pushplates?

Try this Home Depot link:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Prime-Line-4...lsrc=aw.ds

Push plate on a swinging door
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#30
  Re: RE: Need a source for stainless steel plate by wood2woodknot ([quote='MstrCarpente...)
(03-11-2021, 07:14 PM)wood2woodknot Wrote: Fill me in.........what are pushplates?

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Prime-Line-4.../202634820
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