How to Buy Steel Angle

How to Buy Steel Angle

Are you familiar with the process of purchasing steel angle? While it may not be the most intricate task, there are certainly some key considerations to ensure you acquire the right materials for your needs. Let's delve into the details to help guide you through the process.

  1. Understanding Steel Angle Varieties

    When seeking steel angles, it's common for customers to inquire about "angle iron," which typically refers to Hot Rolled (HR) Steel Angle. Within this category, there are two primary types: bar size and L shapes.

    • Bar Size Angles: These angles are characterized by smaller dimensions, ranging from 1/2" x 1/2" x 1/8" up to 2-1/2".
    • L Shapes: These angles are larger and are typically stocked in sizes ranging from 3" x 2" x 3/16" to 8" x 8" x 1".

    The most prevalent grade for HR Angle is A36, but it's also available in other grades such as ASTM A709 Gr 36, A529 Gr 50, A572 Gr 50, and weathering steel grade ASTM A588.

  2. Types of Steel Angles at Steel Friend

    At Steel Friend, we offer both equal and unequal angles to cater to various structural requirements. For instance:

    • Equal Angle: Each leg of the angle is of equal length, such as L6" x 6" x 1/2" thickness.
    • Unequal Angle: The lengths of the legs differ, as exemplified by "L7 x 4 x 5/8".

    Standard lengths for angles are typically 20' or 40', but we also provide custom cutting services to meet your specific size requirements.

  3. Stainless Steel Angle Options

    In addition to carbon steel angles, we also stock stainless steel angles in grades 304/304L and 316/316L. Commonly available sizes range from 3/4" x 3/4" x 1/8" up to 4" x 4" x 3/8", with stock lengths of 20'. However, custom cutting services are available to accommodate your precise needs.

  4. Aluminum Angle Offerings

    For those in need of aluminum angles, Steel Friend has you covered. We carry 6063-T52 Grade aluminum angles in both equal and unequal sizes. Equal angles range from as small as 3/8" up to 2", while unequal angles vary from 3/8" x 3/4" x 3/32" to 2-1/4" x 5-1/4" x 1/8" thick. Stock lengths for aluminum angles are typically 16', but custom cutting services are available upon request.

  5. Your Trusted Steel Angle Supplier

    Whatever your steel angle requirements may be, Steel Friend is dedicated to being your reliable supplier. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions or specific requests, and our team will strive to accommodate your needs effectively.


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