EDGES

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.\nCOPPER BASE ALLOYS – Slit, Slit and Edge Rolled, Sheared, Sawed, Machined or Drawn. \nSHEET STEELS OR ALUMINUM SHEET – Mill Edge, Slit Edge or Sheared Edge.\nSTRIP STEELS and STAINLESS STRIP\nNo. 1 Edge – A smooth, uniform, round or square edge, either slit or filed or slit and edge rolled as specified, width tolerance ± .005”.\nNo. 2 Edge A natural round 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.\nNo. 3 Edge Square, produced by slitting only. Not filed. Width tolerances close.\nNo. 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.\nNo. 5 Edge – An approximately square edge produced by slitting and filing or slitting and rolling to remove burr.\nNo. 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 exacting as No. 1 Edge.