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  • UHMW source in San Antonio?

    I'm trying to locate a local source for UHMW plastic. Does anybody know of a dealer int he San Antonio, TX area?

    Thanks.
    De Colores,
    Dow
    Boerne, TX

  • #2
    Re: UHMW source in San Antonio?

    Woodcraft stocks it

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    • #3
      Re: UHMW source in San Antonio?

      Thanks, Tom. I was hoping to pick up some cut-offs or scrap pieces, along with some material to face my fence with, so I figured that a local plastics outfit would be better for that. If I can't locate something through one of those guys, then I'll check back with woodcraft.

      Thanks.
      De Colores,
      Dow
      Boerne, TX

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      • #4
        Re: UHMW source in San Antonio?

        Originally posted by dow View Post
        Thanks, Tom. I was hoping to pick up some cut-offs or scrap pieces, along with some material to face my fence with, so I figured that a local plastics outfit would be better for that. If I can't locate something through one of those guys, then I'll check back with woodcraft.

        Thanks.
        I did some google research but didn't really have much luck.

        If you find another supplier, be sure to post what you found out.

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        • #5
          Re: UHMW source in San Antonio?

          I just got an email from a lady at Regal Plastics. Specifically what I asked for in my original email to them was the price for 1/2" x 24" x 36" and 3/4" x 24" x 36". the prices that they came back with seem a little steep, but then I'm not a plastics expert.

          The 1/2" stock is $87.00 per cut sheet
          The 3/4" stock is $130.00 per cut sheet.

          Since I don't need that much of either, I sent back a grocery list of what I DO need, faces for my 4511 fence, some miter slot blanks for sleds, and some pieces for ZCI's. I'm assuming, based on her words, "per cut sheet" that they cut to order. I'll let you know what I find out.
          De Colores,
          Dow
          Boerne, TX

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          • #6
            Re: UHMW source in San Antonio?

            Well, I talked to Regal Plastics again, and she quoted me some astronomical prices to have pieces cut for miter bars, side slabs for my fence and some ZCI blanks. BUT, then she mentioned that they sell scrap pieces cheap. So today I went over there and bought some really nice pieces of 3/4 and 1/2" thick UHMW and PVC. They sell it for $2.00 per pound. You might give them a call. I talked to a lady named Laura. PM me if you want their phone number.
            De Colores,
            Dow
            Boerne, TX

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            • #7
              Re: UHMW source in San Antonio?

              How about shipping some of their scraps up to CT?

              Still in the midst of trying to locate angle for the router table extension project. I think Ive found the best price I can on the large angle, and maybe the smaller stuff too (will find out when I get to the steel supply place)

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              • #8
                Re: UHMW source in San Antonio?

                I don't think you'd want to ship it far. I got three pieces, two 3/4" pieces, one that was about 13 x 36 and one abut 16 x 24, and a 1/2" piece that was maybe 20 x 20 or maybe a tad larger, and it was 30 lbs. Still way cheaper than buying it from woodcraft and probably cheaper than peachtree, once you figure in shipping. I'd think that there should be someone close to CT that would have it, especially with the size of those little states up there

                Try these people: http://www.emcoplastics.com/

                They're a manufacturer in Cedar Grove, NJ. Maybe they will have some or can direct you to an outfit that would. According to their website, they can provide sheets from 1/16" to 6" thick, but they are 48" x 120". That'd make LOTS of jigs, wouldn't it?
                De Colores,
                Dow
                Boerne, TX

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                • #9
                  Re: UHMW source in San Antonio?

                  These folks have lots of neat stuff including UHMW. http://www.McMaster.com
                  Last edited by OldHunter; 05-08-2009, 10:35 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Re: UHMW source in San Antonio?

                    Originally posted by OldHunter View Post
                    These folks have lots of neat stuff...
                    Man, that's an understatement!
                    De Colores,
                    Dow
                    Boerne, TX

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                    • #11
                      Re: UHMW source in San Antonio?

                      Peachtree has UHMV for fairly decent prices for anyone looking to face fences or build jigs etc.
                      Cheers! - Jim
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                      All truth passes through three stages: First it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. - Schopenhauer

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                      • #12
                        Re: UHMW source in San Antonio?

                        try your local grainger store

                        Branch: 704
                        5011 Rittiman Rd.
                        San Antonio, TX 78218-4638
                        Phone: (210) 654-4020
                        Fax: (210) 654-0114

                        Branch: 705
                        4924 NW Loop 410
                        San Antonio, TX 78229-5312
                        Phone: (210) 521-7861
                        Fax: (210) 521-8602

                        grainger.com

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