Steel angles are the bread and butter of steel fabrication – generally the most basic type of roll-formed steel. A steel angle can be implemented in a plethora of ways and are ubiquitous in construction and design. You will commonly find steel angles in framing, brackets, and reinforcements in several different industries.  They can generally be cut to size and therefore are extremely versatile.

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Equal and unequal are the two major types of steel angle:

Steel angles are fashioned using a single flat steel section and bending it, generally at a 90-degree angle with both legs the same size. See below for a rundown of the different steel angle types:

Equal angle

Equal steel angles have 2 axes’ that are the same length, hence their name. They are the most common types of steel section and can be made to various specs and cut to any size, making them extremely versatile. Their sizing is represented by side A x side B x thickness.

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Unequal angle

Unequal steel angles are also right-angled; however, they have different sized axis’ making them L-shaped. This section is much stronger (up to 20%) with a much higher strength to weight ratios. Their sizing is represented by side A x side B x thickness.

unequal steel angles

Angled section is used in fabrications for residential construction, infrastructure, mining and transport.

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Learn some more about the different types of steel below:

Structural Steel | The different types and their benefits

The 10 most popular types of manufactured steel sections

Why choose builder’s steel