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Where to buy short length of metal tube?

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Is there anywhere in the US I can purchase a short length of metal, (stainless steel, aluminium) tube in choices of sizes? All the home improvement stores only offer long tubes, I need some for my project but far from $30+ worth.

I am looking for either 1/2" or preferably 12mm ID tube in 4" - 1' length, whatever the shortest length I can buy.

Any help is much appreciated!
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Where do you live? Most cities have metal suppliers that sell different sizes/shapes of different material. for your sizes they might even have cheap or free scrap that you can cut yourself with a pipe cutter.

Google "metal supply", "metal extrusions", "metal wholesale" etc in your area.
 
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If you go to an Ace Hardware or a hobby shop, they usually have a K&S stand of different types of tubing. If you can't find any, here is a link to it online.
Edited by CrusherW9 - 6/24/13 at 1:39pm
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post #4 of 5
mcmaster.com ???
post #5 of 5
For something other than a stock length, check out onlinemetals.com They do cut to size.
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