Frequently Asked Questions


Can I buy less than 1 whole length?            

Yes, but be aware that below 1" diameter you will be paying for the whole length - so we believe you should have it. 1"diameter and above you only pay for the quantity ordered.


What does this grade of material machine like?

Look at our 'Relative Machinability Guide' to assist you.
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How often do you deliver to, say, Portsmouth?

We deliver from Portland to Portsmouth daily on our own transport - no carriers to lose it! Outside of this area on a timetabled regular service - please ring for delivery days to your area.


Can you cut it?

We have 7 saws and 2 de-burring machines on site. Please refer to our processing page for capacity details.


How can I make the job cheaper?

Ring one of our vastly experienced sales staff who will explore with you differing ways of possibly reducing material costs or machining costs in your component.


I've got a new European Steel Number, can you tell me what it is in language I can understand?

Look at the relevant metal page on this site, or if it is not displayed there, please ring us for assistance.


Did you know that...?


• We can cut on site up to 520mm Diameter


• We have over 2500 different stock items in Wimborne


• We have a specialist Tube, Pipe and Fitting division in Eastleigh


• Our Carbide Circular saw cuts 3" Dia Aluminium in 8 seconds, 80mm Dia Alloy Steel in 20 seconds and 2" Dia Type 316 Stainless Steel in 20 seconds!


• We can mitre cut and brush de-burr tubular components


• We only buy Prime, Certified metal from known origins - No "second choice" materials


• We have over 150 years experience on our Sales Desk - Our Staff know their Stuff!



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