Merchant Bar Quality

Only a minimum discard is made from each ingot, but bars should be free from visible piping. Seams and other surface irregularities may be present. Chemistry is subject to ladle analysis only. Easily machined, welded, and formed but not particularly recommended for forging, heat treating or complicated machining operations.
ASTM A36 - Bars designed for use in structural applications. Minimum physical properties of 36000 psi yield strength and 58000 psi tensile strength.
All Sizes available as hot dipped galvanized
AISI 1008 ASTM-A569. Stanard length 20'
Unit of Measure



N/A Steel


N/A Strip


N/A 1/8 x 2 1/2 inches

Working Decimal Equivalent

N/A 0.125 x 2.500 inches3.175 x 63.500 mm


N/A 1/8 inches


N/A 2 1/2 inches

Estimated Weight

N/A 1.06 lbs/ft1.57745384 kg/m

Estimaled Weight per 20 ft Bar

N/A 21.26 lbs9.643536 kg

Standard Length

N/A 20 ft

Typical Mechanical Properties

ASTM Specification

N/A AISI 1008 ASTM A569