Customer Product Reviews for You

Ever think about experimenting with a new material and wish you could ask someone who’s already tried it? Thanks to the amazing customers of OnlineMetals.com your wish is about to come true!
OnlineMetals Ratings and Reviews
We’ve asked for customer feedback on the materials available in our store and received loads of feedback with a wealth of helpful, insider tips. While we work on getting all of this info published in an easy-to-use format, here’s some top reviews to get you started!
PRODUCT: 6061 Aluminum Rod
REVIEWED BY: Bud, from Maryland | Hobbyist
OVERALL STAR-RATING:  5
MACHINABILITY:  5   |WORKABILITY:   5   |EASE-OF-USE:  5   |PRICE/VALUE:  5
USED FOR: “Made a prototype alcohol lamp with an adjustable wick and a snuffer.”
RECOMMENDED FOR: “I make my prototypes in 6061 with the intention of making the “real” thing in steel or brass. I most often find that 6061 is acceptable as the “real” thing.”


 
PRODUCT: 2″ Aluminum Tubing
REVIEWED BY: Kevin, from California | Sailboat Industry
OVERALL STAR-RATING:  5
WORKABILITY:  5   |EASE-OF-USE: 5   |PRICE/VALUE: 5
USED FOR: “I used the tubing to attach a solar panel to the stern of my sail boat. Got GREAT service and prompt shipping.”
RECOMMENDS FOR: “Any thing where you need tubing that is lightweight, secure and doesn’t seem to rust.”


PRODUCT: Aluminum Sheet
REVIEWED BY: Mike, from Washington | Hobbyist, Aerospace
OVERALL STAR-RATING:  5
MACHINABILITY:  5   |WORKABILITY:  5  |EASE-OF-USE:  5   |PRICE/VALUE:  5
USED FOR:  “I made airplane parts that fell into two categories:    I manufactured parts for my aluminum homebuilt aircraft using both sheet and angle aluminum in several different grades. Worked great — and online ordering made this possible because as a hobbyist I needed to place orders well outside of normal business hours.    I also ordered sheet aluminum to repair a flying plane. Under the FAA’s “owner manufactured parts” regulations I was able to manufacture a replacement vertical stabilizer for under $100. Purchasing an aftermarket version of that same part would have cost $2100, and in addition would have been lower quality.”
RECOMMENDED FOR: “any similar project”


PRODUCT: C145 Tellurium Copper Rod
REVIEWED BY: Katter, from Oregon | Custom Machine Working
OVERALL STAR-RATING:  5
MACHINABILITY:  5   | WORKABILITY:   5  |EASE-OF-USE:  5   |PRICE/VALUE:  5
USED FOR: “Lathe milled custom speaker wire terminals for DIY speaker project. The material cut easy and smooth,  did not bend in the narrow sections and polished bright.”
RECOMMENDED FOR: “Any custom project where the best electrical conductivity and  high machinability are required.”


 
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