What is the average going rate for a 10 point cage bent + installed in MS? and in Moly?
The last order i got was the first part of july and i paid $4.28 for 1 5/8" X .083 and was told it went up 7 percent a week before i ordered (damn it) the order before that (march) i payed $3.80 a foot.What are you guys paying per foot for 1.625 X .083 4130? I bought some back in Dec07 for $4.35/ft just curious if its way up from those prices.
well I don't work in a chasis shop, but I set up cnc tube benders for a living,We bend mostly for CATERPILLAR, CUMMINS AND MACK/VOLVO alot of it 304 and 316 stainless, 1/2 inch - 7 inch and what we are seeing is they are skimping on the tubes every way they can. They are coming in on the minimum of their tolerance on wall thickness and also the make up of the stainless..I am told we had some checked(don't know how the hell they do that) and it barely the minimum requirements (whatever that means) to be 304 ss.Just out of curiosity, have 4130 prices skyrocketed like mild steel has? Man, we have been dealing with steel price increases on a daily basis here at work. How has the steel industry been treating you guys who use tubing?