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About Sidecuts.com®

Sidecuts.com® is the online store for Brown Metals Company. We provide small, high quality coils "as is" and sheets in stainless steel, steel, and other miscellaneous metals. The online store exists to provide an alternative method for our customers to obtain small quantity, high quality materials quickly. All orders are processed at Brown Metals Company in accordance with Brown Metals Company's ISO 9000 procedures. For larger inquiries, items that require slitting or edge conditioning, or items that require custom sizes or tolerances, please contact Brown Metals Company directly.

        

Quality
Coils sold on Sidecuts.com® are non precision (± 1/8" width tolerance) remnants. Sidecuts® are "drops" generated from prime stock during everyday processing activities at Brown Metals Company. They are ideal for small jobs that may include: prototypes, cutting, stamping, welding, forming, and machining applications. If your application requires precision widths, specific camber or width tolerances, or any other special requirements, please contact Brown Metals Company directly. All coils sold on Sidecuts.com® are sold in the "as is" condition.

Sheets sold on Sidecuts.com® are generated from prime stock. Width and length tolerances for cut sheets are ± 1/8". Custom sizes or tolerances are not available on Sidecuts.com®. If your application requires tighter tolerances or custom sizes, please contact Brown Metals Company directly.

Shipping Policy
Sidecuts.com® currently ships to locations within the United States and Canada within 1-2 Business Days. All items are shipped from Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730. Our complete Shipping Policy including lead times and shipping service options can be viewed by clicking here. For international orders other than Canada, please contact Brown Metals Company directly.

Material Availability
All items listed on Sidecuts.com® are in stock. We make every effort to ensure the website is up-to-date and accurate. However, the inventory changes regularly as orders are processed by Brown Metals Company. On occasion, we do use an item that's listed on Sidecuts.com® before it can be updated on the web site. If an item you've purchased is not available, someone from Sidecuts.com® / Brown Metals Company will contact you promptly to discuss other options. In most instances, we're able to provide an alternative size that works for our customers.

Pricing - Updated 02/15/2012
Coil pricing is based on the net weight of the coil as listed in the table below. Sheet pricing varies depending on several dimensional variables. Please see each detail page for specifics about the sheet item you're interested in.

Coil Thickness
Coil Weight
Coil Price
.004" & up
1 - 8 pounds
$75.00
.004" & up
8.01 - 15 pounds
$85.00
.004" & up
15.01 - 25 pounds
$95.00
.003"
1 - 25 pounds
$95.00
.002"
1-17.99 pounds
$95.00
.002"
18.00 - 25 pounds
$135.00


Placing an Order on Sidecuts.com®

If you're not sure how to place an order on Sidecuts.com®, please view or download the Sidecuts.com® How to Place an Order guide. It's provided in PDF format and can be viewed on screen or printed using free Adobe Reader software.

Payment
Sidecuts.com® accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and Paypal. Unfortunately, we do not currently offer account based terms for Sidecuts.com® orders.

Purchase Orders
If you would like to use a reference Purchase Order Number, you may enter it in the "Purchase Order Number " text box during checkout. Any notes entered into this text box will appear on the Sidecuts.com® Invoice/Packing List you receive with your shipment.

Repeat Orders
If you've purchased an item in the past, but can not find the item on Sidecuts.com® on your return visit, please please contact Brown Metals Company directly.

Certificates of Test & Conformance
Copies of Original Mill Test Reports are provided at no cost for each item ordered. Customized Certificates of Conformance / Test from Brown Metals Company are also available at an additional cost. The advantages of each offering are listed below.

Brown Metals Company Certificates of Conformance / Test provide the following:

  • Ability for customization including:
    • Actual width ordered
    • Actual weight ordered
    • Actual customer Purchase Order Number if applicable
    • Customer Part Number if applicable
  • Material identification including alloy, temper & thickness
  • Actual chemical and mechanical properties
  • AMS & ASTM specifications with the most up-to-date revisions
  • Melt source and country of origin on most items
  • Dual certification of alloys when applicable (Example: Certify material to meet both 302 & 304 alloy)
  • Provides the most complete traceability for Aerospace, Military, Automotive, Medical & Government applications
  • View a sample of the BMC C of C / Test Report

Mill Test Reports provide the following:

Country of Origin & Hazardous Substances Compliance (DFARS/RoHS/REACH/MSDS)
All coils sold on Sidecuts.com® meet domestic and international compliance requirements. Compliance documents addressing DFARS, REACH, RoHS, Halogen Free, Mercury Free, and other Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) are available for download in PDF format. Documents supporting compliance can be found at www.brownmetals.com/compliance.

Return Policy
All coils are sold in the "as is" condition. Any discrepancies with your order must be reported to Sidecuts.com® within the first 10 days after receiving your order. Return requests may be made by completing the Return Authorization Form. Authorization MUST be granted prior to acceptance of any returns. Restocking fees of up to 30% may apply. Freight charges are not refundable.

Taxable Items
All orders shipping to addresses within California will be charged sales tax at a rate of 8.00% (updated January 1, 2013). If you have a California Resale number, and your order should not be taxable, please complete this form or enter your resale number in the California Resale Number text box during checkout. Sales Tax will be refunded for those providing a resale number. Your account will then be flagged as "Tax Free" so that Sales Tax will not be charged on future orders.

NOTE: If you have multiple accounts (several registered users using different email addresses) from your company, each account will need to be flagged as Tax Free to prevent tax from being charged.

IRS Form W-9
If you require IRS Form W-9 to make a purchase from Brown Metals Company via our Sidecuts.com® online store, you may obtain that form by clicking here.

Security
Transactions on the Sidecuts.com® website are transmitted using Secure Socket Layers (SSL) 256-bit encryption technology. This helps protect your personal and credit card information from misuse. Click the VERIFY seal below to view our secure site validation.

Inventory Update
Sidecuts.com® may be unavailable at times so that inventory items can be updated. This process does not normally exceed 30 minutes in duration.

Trademarks
Sidecuts® and Sidecuts.com® are registered trademarks of Brown Metals Company. 17-7PH® is a registered trademark of AK Steel Corporation. AL 29-4C® and E-Brite® are registered trademarks of Allegheny Technologies, Inc. Berylco® is a registered trademark of NGK Metals.

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