- Harwell, Oxon
Here's my sheet mover. Made from scrap plus a couple of cheap wheels.
Totally agree, they're very reasonable and especially compared with Mental Supermarket..........................................When I bought 6 meters of 100x100x10 steel angle recently. Brundles beat all the local suppliers hands down (upto £50 diffrence) even with a £5 (large Saw) cut fee and £10 for delivery (total inc vat £114)
I had two 3 meter lengths the next day, lifted them off the wagon with the Drivers assistance.
Local suppliers couldn't be arsed to price match for one length ..too much hassle etc
For solo handling of full sheets I bend a handy length of rebar into a sort of W shape. The two ends are only a few inches, the middle gets a flat to form the handle. Hook it under the bottom edge and steady the top with your spare arm. To stop a thin sheet from bowing, drop a plank or batten in the bottom first so that it wedges against the material.
all box section i buy is the same black oil all over it and everything it touches! makes painting out if the option really unless its left outside for a week... thankfuly i only really send stuff galved so not too much bother too me, just makes it unpleasent to handle, and smokey to weld!Tube from brundle was very oily. A petrol soaked cloth hardly touched it, turned black in the first half meter and then just smearing it along. Local place is much more expensive but the tube is clean other than mill scale. Sheet was clean.