Find thin chrome moly angle anywhere?

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    Timbob

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    I have a couple instances where 1" x 1" steel angle is used not sure what kind of steel buts its pretty thin. Measured with my old caliper with screwed up display I keep at home its just over .04" in thickness...where do you find these kinds of things? All the usual vendors don't offer chrome moly angle. What do I want it for? Stuff....
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    I bought some rectangular tube from ACS and cut out one side to make a C channel. You could cut along opposite corners to get an angle.

    Grizzly makes several small press brakes that fits in a bench vice. They are inexpensive and actually work really well as long as you don’t need something long.
     
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    I have not heard of 4130 angle in stick form. .040 is getting stout thickness wise. The square tube idea is probably the easiest if you need long runs. Bending a sheet of .040 in any long length would probably require a hydraulic press brake. Is what you have a true angle or a formed piece bent to an angle?
     

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