I call other welding shops and auto repair shops and tell what i need and see what they are going to charge . thing is depending were you are located makes a difference on prices . like in big city's welding is less because of competition then in small towns welding is usually more . I charge a flat 60.00 to fire up my welding stuff then 60.00 per hour that dose not include materials . if fabrication work i do a 200 dollar difference in estimate . like the other day did a hitch and told my customer 200.00 to 400.00 since couldn't give estimate depends on how much materials used and fabrication time involved ended up 380.00 after done welding est can be hard better to bid high and lower price if material use is less and time . never can give a exact est when welding , unless its a welding job your going to repete and it can change since materiel prices change day to day . did a est on skids and some under jeep protection plates about a month a go price was 460 dollar customer comes back like 3 weeks later and wanted it done told him its more since my price on metal went up ended up to be 540.00 instead he still had it done since i was still the cheapest to do it .
Last edited by Rodsmachineshop; 04-14-2012 at 05:12 AM.
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