what would be the easy and cheap source of some steel strips

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    Internet Fact Checker
    • Dec 2002
    • 21101
    • Katy, TX, USA.
    • BT3000 vintage 1999

    what would be the easy and cheap source of some steel strips

    .150 to .180 thick. (approx 4 mm)

    .250 to .265 wide (approx 6.3-6.7 mm)

    a few inches long (at least 2 inches)

    Probably needs to be steel and not aluminum. Mild steel OK or better.
    Last edited by LCHIEN; 05-08-2024, 09:17 PM.
    Loring in Katy, TX USA
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  • Black walnut
    • Aug 2015
    • 5453
    • BT3K

    Sounds like shim stock. Check with any well stocked industrial supply house. MSC, McMaster-carr, Grainger, or fastenal. You probably have a local independent as well.
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      shim stock way to thin, way to expensive
  • capncarl
    Veteran Member
    • Jan 2007
    • 3575
    • Leesburg Georgia USA
    • SawStop CTS

    Probably in your file cabinet. Hanging file folders have steel strips about that size. Now if you have gone paperless, that’s a problem.