Looking to get into the scrapping trade? We’re here to help! We’ve written some guides in the past on how to get started (Scrapping Guide Part I and Part II), and now we want to share more of our knowledge with you! We’ve compiled a list of the tools of the scrap trade. None of them are crazy expensive, and you’ll be able to find most of them at your local hardware store. All of them will make your job easier! Let’s get started.
Keep one of these in your pocket at all times! This will be your most used tool while you’re out and about. Make sure you get one with pliers, a knife, and flat and phillips head screwdrivers. Don’t go out hunting for scrap without one.
We’ve covered this in a previous blog, but it’s worth reiterating. Using a magnet while you scrap will increase the cash you get at Bee Green!
You’ll need to use this often, so get a nice and powerful pair. These will help you both attain scrap cables, pipes, wires, and get them into smaller/more transportable units until you’re ready to get paid for them.
Air compressors are great for when you get the scrap back to the workshop. Think of air compressors as an engine for your more advanced tools.
When you find a great piece of scrap that requires a ton of disassembly, a drill will be your go-to. Your multitool can handle the smaller jobs, but this is what you need for the big ones.
You probably won’t want to drag this around out in the field, but sawzalls can be invaluable in the workshop when breaking down and assembling your most recent scrap metal haul. These can be powered by your air compressor.
You’ll want to weigh your haul, right? This one is a no-brainer!
The Right Tools for the Job
All of these tools will make your scrapping work easier. Once you graduate from occasional scrapper to full-time scrapper, you’ll realize very quickly that time is money – so tools that save you time pay themselves off quickly.
We hope you enjoyed the blog… now get out there and get scrapping! Get in touch if you have any questions or concerns, or if you’d like some recommendations for tools. You can call us at 804-912-2498, message us on Facebook, or submit a contact form online.