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Tucson Scrap Metal Services

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Property Pros Home Service
4.9
from 180 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 240 hires on Thumbtack
John K.
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Moved our sectional sofa, which was a tight fit through the front door, but no damage to the decorative metal screen door. Moved a computer desk from 2nd floor very carefully, avoiding framed art on the walls. Perfect service in every way. They may find a place to donate the desk to (it was too scratched for Goodwill) and we thought that was great.

Top Pro
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carrie S.
Verified review

I was looking to compare the price of a metal building to conventional construction. I was very up front with Robert about what I was looking for. He took the time to give me some estimates and talk with me on the project. The metal building is a better choice for our needs and Robert agreed. That kind of honesty and integrity will have me calling him again when I need a construction project. He did not try and sell me something for the sake of a job! I look forward to working with him in the future!

Cook's Fabrication
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Amy W.
Verified review

I hired William to repair the metal legs on a dining room chair. The work is outstanding!!! William contacted me within an hour after my Thumbtack request. He worked with my crazy schedule and returned my chair the next day!! I am totally impressed with him, his work and will recommend him! Thank you Cook's Fabrication!

Iron Solutions
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Kirsten C.
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Ron has now worked on two projects for me this year, delivering high-quality work each time. His rates are affordable and his attention to detail, outstanding. From a tiny dragon needing his wing re-attached to a custom-fit 3-foot wide grill, no job seems too small or large for him. He is in my phone should I need any more metal work done (and I'm sure I will).

Official Fabrication, LLC
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Paul M.
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This was my first experience using Thumbtack, as well as with Noah Goodwillie / Official Fabrication. Thumbtack is easy to use and Noah is great to work with. Noah promptly answered my request for a quote on a small metal bending project. He was very responsive and answered all my questions in a timely manner. Once we agreed on price, Noah had the part produced for me in a timely manner. The quality was good. I would use Noah's services again.

  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Peter M.
Verified review

Robert did an amazing job fabricating and building us a corrugated metal fence of our own design that was almost 400 feet long. He took a little longer than other fence companies in town but saved us a lot of money. He is very polite, friendly, and has a great work ethic. I would recommend him to anyone considering any type of welding work and especially fencing.

  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Dave C.
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The quality of the work was excellent, great communication and prompt responses, for a very reasonable price. The work was done on time, and at the estimate price. I could not ask for more. Highly recommended. Thanks!

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I am self-employed. I got the tools I need for this job. I can get it done in no time; you will have your yard clean just the way you'd like, guaranteed. I am available from Monday through Sunday from 6 a.m. till finish.

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Ian's offers High quality work at affordable Rates.

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We pick up unwanted scrap metal. We are here to give you your space back. I come ASAP on the spot. I would love to meet new customers.

  • 27 years in business
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Just look at my work, it say it all.

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We remove scrap metal, etc., and assist people with relocation of belongings, etc. We provide the labor, truck and trailer.

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I create design as per customer, in all kinds of metals (aluminum, brass, bronze, copper, stainless and patinas). I can do antique, mirror and satin finishes on all metals.

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How does a welder work?

A welder is person who works (typically) with metal. Welding can be done with a wide variety of metals including aluminum, wrought iron, stainless steel, carbon steel and galvanized steel. A welder uses extreme heat to meld together metal pieces to repair or create metal structures. Welding is used for automotive, structural, plate, decorative, pipe, restoration and other metalwork projects. Some items that are made by welding are custom fences, metal gates, interior decorative metalwork, and safety features such as window bars or safety gates for children or pets. The average national cost for welding services ranges from $100 to $150, although pricing can be higher depending on project scale and whether the cost of the metal is included. Hourly rates for welding services can range from $65 to $125. Welders may have a minimum service fee, especially if they are performing the work at your location. Welding can be dangerous work without the proper safety equipment, so welders work with protective masks and body coverings to prevent damage to their vision or skin. Some examples of welding repairs could be $25-$30 for tacking together small items (such as patio chairs), or $35-$100 for larger repairs on metal furniture. Bigger projects, such as a baby gate to seal off the top of a staircase, could cost $550-$750. This price would include one full day of metal cutting, one full day of welding and construction, one to one and a half full days of grinding and painting, and a few hours of installation.

How long is welding training?

Because there are different paths to learning to weld, there’s no single timeline for welding training. Some people attend school part-time while working their current job, while others can focus full-time on their welding training courses. People interested in learning how to weld as a hobby can also take classes from professional welders, such as at KCMA & Services in Waterloo, Indiana.

Expect to take at least two years to go from welding newbie to American Welding Society Certified Welder. A junior college Certificate of Completion welding course is two semesters full-time, or 10 units of coursework. With this certificate, students are qualified for an apprenticeship or internship, rather than a full-time entry-level job. Welding apprenticeships range from 6,000 to 8,000 hours long, equalling three to four years at 2,000 hours per year. Some junior colleges, such as Cerritos College in the Los Angeles area, offer more in-depth welding programs that lead to different welding certifications, such as arc welding and tungsten gas arc welding. These take three to four semesters to complete, so you could be qualified for an entry-level job in about two years of full-time study. Alternatively, you can prepare for employment more quickly through an intensive vocational program at a trade school. For instance, Ohio’s Lincoln Electric Company offers a comprehensive program that prepares people for a welding career in just 20 weeks and 600 hours of hands-on instruction.

How many types of welding are there?

Welding is a method of fusing together two or more pieces of metal using electricity or flame. Welding is used to construct buildings, make metal sculptures, build and repair cars, make gates and furniture, and for many other practical and aesthetic uses. There are multiple types of welding. Here is an overview of the most popular methods:

  • Stick welding: Formally known as shielded metal arc welding, stick welding uses extreme heat applied at the seam of two separate metals to melt them together. A third (intermediary) metal may also be incorporated for added strength. As the metals cool, they are bonded together.
  • Metal inert gas (MIG) welding: Formally known as gas metal arc welding, MIG welding uses a tool to feed metal wire into the weld puddle while an electrical arc melts the wire, which will fuse to the base metal upon cooling.
  • Tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding: Formally referred to gas tungsten arc welding, TIG welding is a similar process MIG welding, but instead of using a tool that continuously feeds metal wire into the weld puddle, the welder must hold and manually feed the stick.
  • Gas welding: A mix of flammable gas and oxygen is used to heat metal to the melting point.
  • Forge welding: Forging metal is an ancient art that involves heating two pieces of metal until they are molten, then hammering them together.

Where can I take welding classes?

Your options for welding classes depend on where you live and whether you’re willing to travel. Many skilled professionals offer private or group welding classes across the U.S. Some high schools offer classes for teens, but many people learn from a private trainer or in a junior college or vocational school. Students learn basic welding, machining and fabrication processes, including using gas and arc welding equipment, and qualify for an apprenticeship or internship. Other colleges as well as vocational schools have two-year associate’s degree programs that prepare you to take the welding certification exam and seek full-time employment.

How much is welding training?

The cost of welding training depends on where you take your classes and how quickly you want to complete the program. In general, junior college welding classes are the least expensive, but may take longer; trade schools offer intensive classes that lead to certification more quickly, but are more expensive. For example, Cerritos College, a junior college in Los Angeles that offers a welding training course, charges an average of $46 per unit; most of their welding certificate programs require 19 units of coursework, so cost about $875 each to complete. Pro-Weld, an on-site welding school in Idaho, offers three different welding courses. The 36-week welder fabrication and the 24-week gas tungsten arc welding courses each cost an average of $3,300, while pipe welding costs an average of $2,500 for a 24-week session or an average of $4,500 for a 52-week session. The 20-week comprehensive program at the Lincoln Electric Company in Ohio costs an average of $9,500. Many programs require students to purchase approximately $120-$200 worth of personal welding equipment in addition to textbooks or other class material fees.

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