With the current copper price of $1,100 per ounce, cutting copper sheet is the cheapest and easiest way to buy sheet metal in Texas.
With a bit of creativity and patience, you can cut sheet metal at home for just $9 per sheet, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.
And if you can’t find sheet metal online, your best bet is to visit a local store.
A local sheet metal shop can cut up to 8,000 sheet metal pieces for you.
For more information, visit the Texas Sheet Metal Association website.
In recent years, Texas has seen an uptick in copper sheeting jobs, with more than 8,700 employees in the copper-cutting industry.
While the state has seen a rise in copper jobs in the past decade, a majority of those jobs have been at home.
While copper is an important metal, cutting sheet metal requires some skill and equipment.
In fact, cutting aluminum and other metals takes much more time and effort than cutting copper.
The U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing recommends that individuals learn to cut copper and other materials.
To learn how to cut steel, read this article on how to remove the stamp marks from the steel.
For more information on how you can get a cut on copper sheet, read these tips on how copper sheet cutting can be done in your home.