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Edges 2

Many types of edges can be produced in the manufacture of flat rolled metal products. Over the years the following types of edges have become recognized as standard in their respective fields. . Copper Base Alloys Slit, Slit and Edge Rolled, Sheared, Sawed, Machined or Drawn . Sheet Steels or Aluminum Sheet Mill Edge, Slit Edge or Sheared Edge. . Strip Steels and Stainless Strip . No. 1 Edge A Smooth, uniform, round or square edge, either slit or filed or slit and edge rolled as specified, width tolerance +/ .005. . No. 2 Edge A natural sound mill edge carried through from the hot rolled band. Has not been slit, filed, or edge rolled. Tolerances not closer than hot rolled strip limits. . No. 3 Edge Square, produced by slitting only. Not filed. Width tolerances close. . No. 4 Edge A round edge produced by edge rolling either from a natural mill edge or from slit edge strip. Not as perfect as No. 1 edge. Width tolerances liberal. . No. 5 Edge An approximately square edge produced by slitting and filing or slitting and rolling to remove burr. . No. 6 Edge A square edge produced by square edge rolling, generally from square edge hot rolled occasionally from slit strip. Width tolerances and finish not as exancting as No. 1 edge.