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October 2019

Craftsman’s Cribsheet #81

The need frequently arises in our shops to estimate the weight of steel, whether as a part of quoting, to estimate how much steel may be needed given a certain length of part, or just to decide how heavy the bar is that we are loading into the machines for safety purposes. Counting bars in a bundle and multiplying by weight per bar allows a quick “reality check” on whether or not the tag weight is correct, or how much weight is left in the rack.