Re: Sheet Lead

rgs4550 <rgsfan@...>

--- In STMFC@..., "allmansipe" <lallman@a...> wrote:


Does anyone know of a source for sheet lead at a reasonable price? The
largest metal scrap dealer in my town won't sell it to me because of
liability issues (we do live in litigous times).

Thanks and
Keep It On The Track!
Len Allman
Hi Len, I went through a similar search recently. It depends upon
what thickness of sheet lead you want. If .062" thick will serve your
requirements check indusrial supply firms in your area's Yellow Pages.
when I did that in the Detroit area I found it but only in large
quantities. I determined that one of the prime users of sheet lead are
firms which make X-ray shielding. Contacted one of them and was able
to get a couple of about 1 ft. sq. sheets for $10. If you need .031"
thick material I think the best source is McMaster-Carr. Online
they're <> When you access them search for sheet
lead. A piece 12" x 12" x .031" was a bit over $12 plus shipping.
Regards, Don Smith

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