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San Jose Metal Recyclers

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Gomes Handyman
4.9
from 311 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 390 hires on Thumbtack
John S.
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David did professional job on door installation and fix the heavy door wheeler. It is so amazing the old heavy metal glass door sliding smooth like new one. Highly recommend.

Casiano's Handyman
4.5
from 166 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 260 hires on Thumbtack
Cody D.
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Ricardo did good work. He came in and fixed our disposal after fishing out a metal knife. He was here for 15 minutes, and the cost was pricier than the original proposal. A bit on the pricey side overall, but he left us with a working disposal.

Weld Pro
4.6
from 30 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Angela E.
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I had a job that needed to be completed before Christmas and am so very happy that Barry was the first person to respond. I had a heavy and big reclaimed beam that I wanted to "float" above my fireplace. It was a little bit of a complex engineering feat and thankfully Barry had come up with a perfect design to hold the weight of the beam and get the look that I was after. He customized the metal brace and was able to seamlessly recess the beam into the wall so that it looks like it's always been there. He, and his assistant, were able to come out the next day and complete the job in under 2 hours. They were awesome!! I will definitely work with them again.

  • 15 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Jason E.
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Dustin was great. He took the CAD drawings I created and turned them into reality very quickly (1 week turnaround). I now have 4 box-frame metal legs for the table I was building.

Dark Metal Machine Works
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Luis A.
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I called Dark Metal and left a message. I was glad to have received a call back right away. I spoke with Joseph and when he came out to provide a quote, I showed him where I needed a custom cover to be placed over the hole where I have a sump pump. The open hole was a safety hazard. Joseph provided a very reasonable quote and, delivered the well crafted cover in a matter of days. Overall, it was great workmanship at a great price. I'll add that Joseph was great to work with too! A vey nice guy. I highly recommend Dark Metal Machine Works. -Luis A in Alameda

B'swelding
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Buzz A.
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This guy was amazing. He modified a wrought iron fence by turning it upside down and placing new feet and attachment bars on both side and bottom. He also welded tops on my work trailer for security. You NEED to use this guy if you're looking for metal work.

FMS Metal Works
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Marc C.
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Matt at FMS Metal Works did a fine job from the start of the process of contacting me regarding the potential job to providing me with the proper paperwork for a job quote. The end product/project was more than satisfactory. Compared to the other bids I received from Thumbtack app he was very professional in promptly returning email/phone calls about the potential job. There were some welding vendors that did not return my inquiries about the possible project and one that wanted to start the job on the spot that day of the job quote without any type of job contract or he was not gonna do it at all. Be careful about vendors that do not want to provide you with a job estimate that both parties can agree on. Overall experience with FMS metal works was good. Will definitely do business again for future welding projects.

Professional Iron Works
5.0
from 1 review
  • 32 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Peter O.
Verified review

Polite, professional and willing to do anything extra to complete a quality job.

West Bay Metal Works
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lorraine S.
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Prompt friendly service door to door. No problems with time or cost.

Big Dog Metal Fabrication
5.0
from 1 review
    Anita S.
    Verified review

    I would like to recommend this shop ,I took a 1946 Harley Davidson fender in for repair and surfacing the metal .their price was low and they had it back in the time they said , I am a Custom Painter they made my job look like a show entrée Thanks Doc

    About

    Using all types of metal, Vaida creates contemporary and organic forms that are functional and sculptural pieces of art. Keeping his clients' personal aesthetics in mind, Vaida works to understand how his designs will be used and where they will be placed. Personality, function, and surroundings are key elements for designing pieces that will be enjoyed for a lifetime. Please contact Jamie Vaida, metal sculptor, with your private, commercial or public project commissions. Vaida works on steel, copper, brass, bronze and stainless.

    About

    ATR Welding Services and Solutions is your one-stop, on-site, and in-house welding shop. Our goal is to make sure our customers leave satisfied with a quality product. Our team specializes in custom welding, fabrication, and metal repairs. "We are a company where quality counts." If you dream it, we can build it! From big to small welding needs, give ATR a call. We offer the following welding and cutting processes listed below: * Gas metal arc welding (GMAW), sometimes referred to by its subtypes metal inert gas (MIG) welding or metal active gas (MAG) welding * Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), also known as tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding * Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), also known as manual metal arc welding (MMA or MMAW), flux shielded arc welding or informally as stick welding * Flux-cored arc welding (FCAW or FCA) * Oxyfuel gas cutting * Plasma cutting

    About

    I am a maker, a designer, and a fabricator. * Soldering * Electromechanical assembly I provide custom fabrication of the following: * wood * metal * plastics

    About

    I do sheet metal welding, but I can do mostly everything you need done when you need it done. Just call and tell me what you need to be worked on, and we can go from there.

    • 6 years in business
    About

    I collaborate deeply with my clients to give them the best possible result. I love put an artistic flair on each piece to give my clients a piece unique to them and their home or business. I also have experience with construction, which helps me to design my pieces from the beginning to be installed in its location.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    . I graduated with honors from Los Medanos College in 2013, majoring in welding technology. I currently hold two certifications in shield metal arc welding and i am working on a third.

    About

    We offer metal fabrication and installation services. We custom design and install rails, gates, etc. We also cater to field welding, including repairs and additions on demand.

    About

    We have highly experienced ironworkers and a wide selection of metals.

    About

    Quality learned through years in the Cabinet Shop and Mechanical skills acquired in the Elevators union apprenticeship. Structural and framing excellence, finishing expert.

    About

    I recently became a certified welder and I have a passion in what I do. My focus is quality and giving my customer the best experience. I take my time on the project and make sure that at the end of the day my customer is 100% happy with what they’re paying for.

    About

    We are all about the quality of our work and making each and every one of our customers happy. Customer service is first and for most

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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 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.

    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.

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