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RS PRO Steel Round Tube, 1000mm Length, Dia. 48.8mm

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1 - 4€61.46€20.487
5 - 9€60.23€20.077
10 +€59.00€19.667
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RS PRO Steel Tubes

Introducing a series of RS PRO general purpose steel tubes that comply fully with BS1387. These medium gauge round steel tubes are suitable for a wide range of applications at low and moderate pressure. Each tube is ready to be cut to create a frame, painted or powder coated.

Where would you use them?

Steel tubes are typically used in manufacturing and material applications. They are high strength, load bearing and easily customised for desired requirements.


• Hot bending is generally recommended in preference to cold bending
• Galvanising of cold worked tubes is not advisable unless the tubes have been suitably heat treated after cold working
• Cold expanding of tube ends is not recommended.
• Hot expanding of tube ends should be carried out at a temperature in the range 950 °C to 1050 °C.
• Hot expanding should not be carried out on galvanized tubes.
• Machining operations may be carried out using normal techniques

Features and Benefits

• Suitable for indoor and outdoor
• Very strong
• Ductile and easily formed
• Recyclable
• Compatible with clamps

RS PRO Steel Tube Options

Steel Round Tube

RS stock no: 285-8980 - Length 1000 mm, Dia. 34.2 mm
RS stock no: 285-9006 - Length 1000 mm, Dia. 42.9 mm
RS stock no: 285-9012 - Length 2000 mm, Dia. 42.9 mm

Galvanised Steel Round Tube

RS stock no: 285-9028 - Length 1000 mm, Dia. 48.8 mm
RS stock no: 285-9034 - Length 2000 mm, Dia. 48.8 mm
RS stock no: 285-8996 - Length 2000 mm, Dia. 34.2 mm

Galvanised Threaded Steel & Stainless Steel Pipe

RS stock no: 698-843 - Length 3.23 m, Nominal Outer Diameter 33.4 mm
RS stock no: 796-638 - Length 3.23 m, Nominal Outer Diameter 42.1 mm
RS stock no: 796-644 - Length 3.23 m, Nominal Outer Diameter 48 mm

Typical Applications

Steel tubing is both strong and durable and can be found in a wide range of applications such as:
• Construction
• Industrial equipment
• Automotive manufacturing
• Plumbing


3.2m lengths have male BSP threaded ends, 1 and 2m lengths are plain.


BS 1387


BS 1387

Structural Element TypeRound Tube
Round Tube Outer Diameter48.8mm