[Market-farming] tomato stakes

Chuck Mongotrout at mchsi.com
Thu May 19 19:27:41 EDT 2005


Definitely buy in the longer lengths if you can, rebar IS considerably less
expensive that way.  If you have a cutting torch, that works very well for
cutting rebar also..

Chuck
SW Missouri

> If your going to use rebar don't waste your money at a hardware store
> buying precut 10ft lengths. Go to a building supply and get  20ft
> lengths used in commercial construction they are much cheaper. 3/8 thick
> works best and its much easier to handle. You will need a chop saw to
> cut them, angle grinders are too slow and sawalls will cost more in
> blades than its worth. The best cutter is a shears, the hand operated
> type with a 5ft lever they cost around $350-450 but cut rebar as easy as
> pruning a fruit tree branch with a lops. Definitely a winter project...
> Bob.
> Sunny Meadow Farm
> Bridgeton, NJ.





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