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Old 11-25-2019, 09:49 AM
Tom Fuhrman Tom Fuhrman is offline
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In my humble opinion, whatever stainless the scrap yard has in the rod diameter you want and can use.
I've seen some tremendous glass made with punties that weren't even stainless. Most of the factories never had stainless until about 25 years , just before they all closed. Overthinking some of the equipment does not compensate for ability and talent. 304 stainless seems to be quite common in rod and can be found at scrap yards many times. Our local scrap yard gets lots of government surplus from the local government labs and has some tremendous deals from time to time. When the DOE gets a big grant they buy all kinds of materials and lots of it never get used so it ends up in the scrap yard when the project has ended
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