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09-22-2019 02:32 AM

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need to find 1/16th inch stainless steel rod to make cake testers must be type 304. uses wood balls for the handle! any help is appreciated. used to get it from a hobby supplier.

-- wiser1934, new york


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#1 posted 09-22-2019 03:16 AM

McMaster Carr shows they have 1/16 304 stainless rod

https://www.mcmaster.com/standard-stainless-steel-rods

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#2 posted 09-22-2019 04:41 AM

That, or Grainger has them.

I use Grainger because they have an outlet in town and shipping to it is free.

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#3 posted 09-22-2019 04:53 AM

Appears to be lower priced on that famous auction site. First piece is 3 bux to ship, if you bought a gross of them, still 3 bux to ship all. You can usually find anything you want at McMaster Carr, sometimes you can’t afford their S&H charge though.

You didn’t spec a length you need, so possibly it would have to be MC if you need longer than a foot. Most of the links selling this are 1’ pieces. M C has 3’ & 6’ on the Tight-Tolerance Multipurpose 304 Stainless Steel with Certification. I can assure you the S&H would be a bit more for that.

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#4 posted 09-22-2019 04:55 AM



That, or Grainger has them.

I use Grainger because they have an outlet in town and shipping to it is free.

- Rich

That specs for 303 grade, OP specked 304 grade.

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#5 posted 09-22-2019 05:35 AM

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#6 posted 09-22-2019 05:58 AM


Appears to be lower priced on that famous auction site.
- therealSteveN

That link is for 3/16”. OP specified 1/16”. Just sayin’.

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#7 posted 09-22-2019 04:18 PM

Any welding supply store should have filler rod for TIG welding. SS 304 in 1/16” is a common size.

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#8 posted 09-23-2019 12:24 PM

I didn’t know what a cake tester was so I looked it up . . . .
($20 a pop is a good money maker).

I use #304 rods in my tig welder. like H.I. said, available from a welding supply in 36” lengths.

what is the difference of the stainless rod compared to the old wooden toothpick ??

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#9 posted 09-23-2019 01:39 PM


what is the difference of the stainless rod compared to the old wooden toothpick ??

- John Smith

Suckers won’t pay $25 for a toothpick.

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#10 posted 09-23-2019 02:53 PM


what is the difference of the stainless rod compared to the old wooden toothpick ??

- John Smith

Suckers won t pay $25 for a toothpick.

- Rich


Yeah, but you can use it over and over. That 25 bucks will pay for itself over 35 years of buying toothpicks.

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