Iron Rods and Tubes (420)
Use durable steel and iron rods at work or home for hanging, mounting, clamping, and other manual tasks. Galvanized, zinc-plated steel provides excellent protection against corrosion as does anodized aluminium. Use unpainted mild steel flat stock, angle bar, and iron tubes for constructing metal frames for indoor use. It’s easy to drill, cut, and weld. Heavy-duty angle bars, available in steel and aluminium material, are suitable for outdoor use. Finish your work with precision L-shaped anodized aluminium mouldings. Consider U-shaped aluminium channel sections for those applications needing greater strength and rigidity as well as for guiding sliding doors.
Choose from threaded mild steel, brass, aluminium and galvanized (zinc-coated) threaded round bar in different diameters to tension structures and frames and provide structural stability. Un-threaded solid round bar offers similar functionality, while the ends may be threaded if needed. Available diameters include 1/8, 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, 3/4, 7/8 and 1 inches, and length varies between 12 and 72 inches.
More unique examples of iron hardware include flat and embossed steel and aluminium sheet metal for construction and box manufacture. Choose light-gauge materials for light-duty applications, such as post boxes, or thicker material and expanded sheet metal that offers greater rigidity for heavy-duty work. Support your structure with angle bar and square tubing. Durable materials such as zinc-coated steel or aluminium are an inexpensive solution for external structures and building work, and unlike unpainted mild steel, these materials don’t need a protective paint coating. Anodized aluminium sections withstand harsh weather without discoloration. Hollow thin-walled cylindrical aluminium tubing is ideal for hand rails and support posts, while the increased strength of rectangular tubing and angle bar makes these sections ideal for supporting structures.