Lead is used in many different industries and for a range of applications from craft projects to making ammunition as well as for roofing and plumbing needs and in ballasts and weights. In these types of applications, it is possible to purchase the lead items pre-made, or it is also possible to simply buy lead bars and manufacture the end-product as needed.
Lead is relatively easy to work with given its low melting point and soft, malleable nature, even when it is alloyed with other metals. It is also not difficult to create cast products or components using lead, but there are proper safety precautions that need to be in place.
When buying lead bars for sale, understanding exactly what you need and exactly what you are purchasing are two very critical factors. As lead is easy to recycle, there are a lot of poor-quality lead bars for sale on the market, particularly through private sellers or online auction sites.
Buy from the Manufacturer
For the best prices, the highest volume of on-hand inventory as well as the guarantee of the purity and the alloy, always purchase lead bars for sale directly from the manufacturer.
Top manufacturers stamp each bar, so it is easy to confirm the authenticity and the purity of the bars when they arrive. This is particularly important when buying from private sellers, particularly if they are indicating they are from a particular manufacturer.
Different sellers may offer a range of different lead options. For large applications such as creating custom weights or ballast, large bars or pig lead chunks are the most practical. For smaller applications or even for bullet alloy, smaller bars are usually the most convenient when large amounts of lead are not required.