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    I've seen the reverse spin controller that many...

    I've seen the reverse spin controller that many shredders have and that is something that I plan to put on the bigger shredder (possibly this one too). My dad is helping get that part designed/built...
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    I was really really hoping it would go together...

    I was really really hoping it would go together perfectly on the first round, but I'm only $3,500 in so I've got some wiggle room before I hit the $8k mark :)
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    Well. There have been a few undocumented features...

    Well. There have been a few undocumented features to the unit like that it tears itself apart. I mean who doesn’t love a piece of equipment that tears itself apart? I’ve reinforced the unit for a...
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    This one is almost done. Hopefully I'll have it...

    This one is almost done. Hopefully I'll have it ready by the end of the week. As soon as I run some materials through it to see how well it works I'll have a good answer on the printers. Once all of...
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    406's New Toy... I Mean Tool

    Hey everyone,

    Hope your scrapping is going well. For the past 6 months I've been working on building my own shredder. If you look online for one it's going to take a minimum of $8-$10K. I decided...
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    I've always wondered what the freight...

    I've always wondered what the freight requirements were on lithium batteries. My pile of batteries is at 250 pounds and increasing every day. Do you require the taped batteries to be separately...
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    700#

    700#
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    Cashing out the wire pile and battery pallet...

    Cashing out the wire pile and battery pallet tomorrow. I'll post what I get when everything is done.
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    Score, motherload, or otherwise awesome thread. - From what I found they are a radio dealer company...

    From what I found they are a radio dealer company that was downsizing to a smaller warehouse. It sounds like the husband didn't throw any electronics away for the past 20 or so years. I think the...
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    I talked to them this week too lol. I'm waiting...

    I talked to them this week too lol. I'm waiting for a few quotes on their smaller wire granulators. I'm mainly looking into their CM-Mini or the C-1/C-2. I was looking to build one myself, and it can...
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    Score, motherload, or otherwise awesome thread. - Free Ads Are The Best

    I was cleaning up the shop space yesterday when I decided to look at facebook marketplace and see if there were any good deals. I saw an ad for a few boxes of free electronics. It was 3 miles away so...
  12. The problem with Chinese equipment is that you...

    The problem with Chinese equipment is that you get what you pay for. If it's cheaper than the rest there's a reason. The only way you would be able to find a truly affordable unit is to build one...
  13. It really depends on the type of coax you've got...

    It really depends on the type of coax you've got there. If you're able to snip off a small section and find out. I've gotten cable from towers that was mainly copper coax. If you come across any that...
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    National - A few prices have been updated: -Ceramic IC...

    A few prices have been updated:

    -Ceramic IC Chips: dropped to $6.25/lb
    -Silver Ram: dropped to $7.50/lb

    *I am currently evaluating buying scrap coin cell batteries from motherboards and...
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    Just got my check in for the last 2 dumpsters of...

    Just got my check in for the last 2 dumpsters of steel. Appliances are looking to hold steady at $45/ton. I also sent out 750 pounds of copper motor windings to a new buyer last week (1200 pounds...
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    It looks like the private message won't work....

    It looks like the private message won't work. Feel free to send me an email at controlboardsales@gmail.com. Thanks!
  17. I haven't done much which beer, but if you take a...

    I haven't done much which beer, but if you take a jug of 100% juice, add yeast, cap it with either a balloon or a 1 way brewers filter, and throw it in the corner for a month you get some decently...
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    Just got my check in from the last dumpster of...

    Just got my check in from the last dumpster of steel. Prices are looking to hold steady at $45/ton. I never thought the day would come where less than 3 cents a pound was a good price. Oh well, on to...
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    My main concern with these would be that they...

    My main concern with these would be that they aren't 99.9% silver. I haven't bought much silver, but I have seen people fill bars with lead or other low value metals and passing it off as pure silver...
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    rant thread - It's been a heck of a past few days

    Hey everyone! Hope things are good. The last few days have not very good so I need to rant about it.

    Yesterday I came into my warehouse and found that the power was turned off. Rent is paid and...
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    It's always interesting to see that the scrappers...

    It's always interesting to see that the scrappers who complain the loudest about low prices are usually the ones who are extremely resistant to change when it comes to their venture. They say...
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    With the way the board sizes are decreasing I...

    With the way the board sizes are decreasing I could see the scrap electronics prices going through the floor while the per pound prices on boards increases. What I'm finding is that the newer boards...
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    The tough part is knowing how thick the gold is...

    The tough part is knowing how thick the gold is on the board. How many pounds of these do you have?
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    Score, motherload, or otherwise awesome thread. - Cisco Catalyst 6500

    About 3 weeks ago I was approached by a local call center that was shutting down their local operations. As a result, they were cleaning all of their old electronics out. Long story short I got 5000...
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    National - A few new items have been added! -IC Chips:...

    A few new items have been added!

    -IC Chips: Dallas Chips (typically say dallas, timekeeper, zeropower, sram, ect.): $0.75/lb

    -Trimmed Ram Sticks (fingers missing): $6.00/lb

    -Appliance Relay...
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