SOLID FIBERGLASS ROD
Flexible and durable, solid fiberglass rods are often found in single line figure kites as well as whisker material for dual line sport kites. Fiberglass is also a great material for leading edges of Windsocks - connect ends together with a FERREL. Most diameters are available in four and eight foot lengths.  You can order from our catalog HERE

KITE STUDIO CODE # SOLID FIBERGLASS
DIAMETER inches
SOLID FIBERGLASS
DIAMETER mm
APPROXIMATE
OUNCES PER FOOT
APPROXIMATE
GRAMS PER FOOT
FERREL
RSF04 .04" 1.0      
RSF05 .05" 1.3      
RSF06 .06" 1.5      
RSF07 .07" 1.8      
RSF08 .08" 2.0 .128 3.629  
RSF09 .098" 2.5 .140 3.969  
RSF11 .110" 2.8      
RSF12 .125" 3.2 .160 4.536  
RSF15 .156" 4.0 .240 6.804  
RSF18 .18" 4.7 .340 9.639  
RSF25 .25" 6.4 .740 20.979  
RSF313 .31" 7.95 .960 27.216  
RSF33 .33" 8.50      
RSF375 .38" 9.65 1.40 39.690  

 

Tolerances:  At our warehouse, we do "rough cuts" only, with best tolerance of 1/8 inch .

If you want to cut our fiberglass yourself, here are a few helpful notes: A fine-toothed hacksaw will do the job on very small quantity jobs . Be certain to support the back side of the tube / rod when cutting through to avoid splintering of the fiberglass as the blade comes through the back .  Rest the fiberglass on a piece of scrap wood at the point of the cut . Also, a wrap of masking tape at the cut point also helps .  Also support the piece of fiberglass level with the cut all along its length . You do not want the ends to fall down as the cut nears completion, splintering the last few strands of fiberglass on the back side of the cut .

Do not breathe the fiberglass dust .  It is a good idea to cut outdoors . Use a good protective mask .

If you have the equipment, a far better cutting method is by use of a power miter saw or "chop saw" with an abrasive blade .  These tools will give you a perfect, square, smooth cut every time . NEVER use a toothed blade . The finer the abrasive on the abrasive cutting blade, the nicer the resulting cut, but the cut will also take longer than with coarser blades . Even the very common (and cheap) "metal cutting" or ceramic / concrete cutting abrasive blades that fit these tools will work fine, and they are commonly available at Home Depot and other home improvement and hardware stores .

In all cases, use care when cutting, use breathing protection, and cut outdoors where possible . If you are not knowledgeable in the use of these types of tools, seek professional help.

 


Kite SuppliesKite Studio is a specialist supplier of all the materials you need for building kites and banners. We stock ripstop and oxford nylon, graphite, fiberglass, aluminum, line, fittings, notions, tools, and many other hardware items. Most of our customers build Kites and Banners with our materials, but our market has expanded into Radio Control (RC), Live Action Role Playing (LARP) Weapons, Stage and  Set Design, Fabric Architecture, and many other custom projects.  You can order from our catalog HERE
 

 

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