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Old 11-25-2019, 11:13 AM
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when I was down at Southwest Glass in Arkansas, I remember being impressed with how easily the pipes and punties shed glass. It turned out that they were all simply colded rolled steel- no stainless at all. They had their own machine shop so they just punched out new ones as tools wore.

If you do want to buy bar, make sure it's actually straight and do keep in mind that solid ones will get pretty heavy. We did used to weld a six inch tip onto cold rolled and those worked well. I prefer a 3/4 inch dia rod with a stepped down tip for lighter work but that's personal taste. .
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