##### Asked by: Urgell Gscheidmeier

asked in category: General Last Updated: 13th March, 2020# How much weight can an angle iron hold?

**angle iron**that size screwed into solid wood or other solid material

**can**support 3.9 lbs. of dead

**weight**. If the

**angle iron**is used for shelving, you would use at least two to

**hold**7.8 lbs. Three

**angle irons could**support 11.7 lbs.

Keeping this in consideration, how strong is angle iron?

Thanks to the 90-degree bend, **angle iron** is extremely **strong** along its length, and resists bending. It can easily support larger loads than similar thicknesses of flat steel and it is much stronger than wood or many composites pound for pound.

how much does angle iron weight? Hot Rolled Bars

Angles | |
---|---|

Size in Inches | Weight Per Foot |

* 2 x 2 x 5/16 | 3.92 |

2 x 2 x 3/8 | 4.70 |

* 2-1/2 x 1-1/2 x 3/16 | 2.44 |

how do you calculate iron angle strength?

Use the tape measure to find the depth and width of the **angle iron** bar, and the bar's total length (both angled sections). Take the force pushing or pulling on the **angle iron** and multiply it by 3 and the total length. Square the depth and multiply it by two times the width of the **iron**.

Is square tubing stronger than angle iron?

**angle iron**. Yes **square** is **stronger**, but **stronger** in a way like "i could run **square** over with my truck, but not **angle**" (which you probably could too). I figured **angle** would be easier to bolt to as well. Also, aside from shiny-ness and non-rusting.