This video is a few months old, as I have been very slack and unmotivated lately.
Things are very tough for me financially at the moment, so I have to start blogging on my site to try and make some extra money from my websites.
Anyhow here is a video I made a while back and it shows me cashing in on some of my scrap metal I managed to salvage from some friends farms, local rubbish dumps and so forth.
Unfortunately I don’t have the time now to do my scrapping due to my excessive workload in regards to my business.
As I said things are really tough for me, and things are quite dire.
Some of you who read this blog, might be aware that I come from a small country town called Dumbleyung situated 250kms South East of Perth in western Australia.
Like all small towns in Australia, we have our local rubbish dump or rubbish tip where we are permitted without any charges to dispose of our waste, such as garden waste, household waste, whitegoods, electrical waste and so forth.
Over the last few months I have been doing quite a bit of recycling, so much so that it is almost becoming like an addiction for me, a daily habit for which I look forward to doing at the end of work each day.
It is amazing what people are throwing out on a daily basis, antique furniture, retro eletrical items such as fans, sewing machines, oil lamps, and so much more.
It is like christmas when I go out there everyday, not only am I getting stuff which I could resell to collectors, but I am getting so much aluminum (not aluminum cans, but window frames, alloy castings from motors, and so much more. The copper and I am getting is from old airconditioners, eletrical leads, copper wire motors, large copper coils from tvs.
In the last couple of months, I honestly believe I would have a couple hundred kilograms of copper and the a few hundred in aluminum and around 30kgs of stainless steel.
The current price for scrap copper as of a few weeks ago is around $6 a kilogram, the same for stainless steel and for aluminum is only $0.80 cents a kilo.
What I do is not easy work, it takes loads of time to get this scrap copper, because eletrical items need to be taken apart, I use a grinder to take apart compressors, and motors.
In the last couple of days I have score 2 heavy aluminum boat outboard motors, heaps of tvs, taken apart some fridges and washing machines, scored myself a beautiful antique sewing machine which I will try and sell on Ebay when I find the time.
Honestly on a daily basis, I would be getting around $20 to $50 a day in scrap metal, this is an amazing way to make extra cash on the side and plus you are helping the environment at the same time.
The other day I purchased this Copper Wire Stripper from Ebay, I have not received it yet, because it has to come from the USA, so on a daily basis I am excited hoping that it will arrive, so that I can start stripping all of the electrical cables and wire I have… to much!
Sure this copper wire stripper cost me a bit of money, but it won’t take me long to recoup the cost of my investment.
Unstripped Electrical Wire sells at around $1.80 a kilogram, but if it is stripped then it sells for $6 a kilogram, so I defininately see the sense of investing in a copper wire stripper.
I just hope it lives up to my expectations … I’ll write a review on it soon!
Description of the Wire Stripper
This is a drill powered automatic Copper Wire Stripper used to separate the sheathing from #10, #12 and #14 AWG (American Wire Gauge) solid core copper building wire. The use of wire other than copper is not recommended. For other wire diameters, please contact us. It is for use with plastic type insulation only. This wire stripper was designed to be affordable, durable and user friendly. There are no adjustments to be made and no cutters to replace. The unit comes with a 3/8″ shaft to connect to your drill or drill press. The unit must be operated at an RPM of 400 max. for 14 and 12 ga and 300 for 10ga.
A brief video to demonstrate how easy the Copper Extractor really is to use!
All of our units are machined and assembled right here in the USA. When you hold this in your hand, you’ll know that it’s a well built tool. We stand behind our craftsmanship 100%. Please check our other listings for metric wire sizes and also multi-stranded wire.
Guys, once again, if you want to make extra easy money (bit of hard work and patience too) why don’t you consider doing what I am doing. I reckon in two months I already have a few thousand $$$ in scrap metal to cash in.
Times are tough in the country and this financial climate and scrapping metal will be defininetely be helping me raise funds for my metal detecting needs.