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    Anyone recommend a good value source for profile, say 40x40, UK based ideally.

    Seem that the going price is around 10 per meter.

    I found that http://www.aluminium-profile.co.uk has a good range.

    Just wondered where people go for it?

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    I have used for my own build and found them very good.

    Cheers Tony

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    Ye but add the postage and vat it kills the build.
    I went woth 2040 pack from ratrig as they have v groove and 2 grooves each side as well as top all v groove. You dont say what your using it for but I done a ton of searching and its super expensive here in UK, China sellers are expensive too. Ratrig was best deal by far but only 2020 and 2040. I am thinking get some 4040 for strengh but when you see the vat and post cost more then the parts its a put off. There not even iseful with 1 slot and no grooves and some are real skinny on the profile, the ones a lil expensiver be thicker.
    Simon on ebay has t slot at the cheapest prices by far and free delivery, he at 33 for 3x 1m lenghs and he cuts for free. I used him a bunch but I needed v slot.

    Anyway
    Simon on ebay or ratrig portugal are the cheapest by far.

    Take care. I spent months searching. Trust me on this aha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The link View Post
    Ye but add the postage and vat it kills the build.
    I went woth 2040 pack from ratrig as they have v groove and 2 grooves each side as well as top all v groove. You dont say what your using it for but I done a ton of searching and its super expensive here in UK, China sellers are expensive too. Ratrig was best deal by far but only 2020 and 2040. I am thinking get some 4040 for strengh but when you see the vat and post cost more then the parts its a put off. There not even iseful with 1 slot and no grooves and some are real skinny on the profile, the ones a lil expensiver be thicker.
    Simon on ebay has t slot at the cheapest prices by far and free delivery, he at 33 for 3x 1m lenghs and he cuts for free. I used him a bunch but I needed v slot.

    Anyway
    Simon on ebay or ratrig portugal are the cheapest by far.

    Take care. I spent months searching. Trust me on this aha.
    Thanks for that. I will check out Simon (simon74022) on ebay (4040 is 52 for 5x1m from him). It's for a gantry router. TBH I am thinking of going to welded steel instead. You can get 40x40 steel box for 7 for 2.4M, so it's dirt cheap...

    It does mean going for epoxy to get level flat surfaces, which then adds on a load of cost.
    Last edited by Richard; 1 Week Ago at 06:33 PM.

  5. I have been looking for a reasonable priced epoxy (west system 105+209 5kg) and the cheapest I have found so far is around 200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m.i.k.e View Post
    I have been looking for a reasonable priced epoxy (west system 105+209 5kg) and the cheapest I have found so far is around 200.
    Seems the West System is the only supplier of extra slow cure epoxy?

    danson marine have the 5kg kit for 160, all in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m.i.k.e View Post
    I have been looking for a reasonable priced epoxy (west system 105+209 5kg) and the cheapest I have found so far is around 200.
    Seems the West System is the only supplier of extra slow cure epoxy?

    danson marine have the 5kg kit for 160 all in.

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  9. Nice find Richard.

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    I guess if you went round a few boat yards you might get some half used 105!

    Most boat chandler places are megabucks, especially if they are in a marina, but Dansons looks like it's just sat in Sidcup highstreet!

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