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What is 12L14 Cold Drawn Steel Bar?

Cold-drawn or cold finished 12L14 steel bar is a resulfurized and rephosphorized carbon steel. This grade is considered free machining, having excellent machinability due to its added sulfur, phosphorus, and lead. Due to its low carbon, this material has lower strength than other cold drawn grades. Eaton Steel Bar Company stocks several diameters of this grade to meet your demands quickly. We also supply 12L14 cold drawn bar to various industries like aerospace, automotive, and more.

12L14 cold rolled steel bar

12l14 Cold Drawn Steel Bar Applications

Typical applications for this grade include:

  • Fittings
  • Couplings
  • Valves
  • Bushings
  • Hydraulic Fittings
  • Studs
  • Pins

Advantages of 12l14 Cold Drawn Steel Bar

  • Excellent machinability
  • Various shape options
  • Wide variety of diameters in stock
  • High tensile and yield strength
  • Precision grade

12L14 Steel Bar Requirements

Eaton Steel Bar Company can meet the following specifications for 12L14 Steel Bars:

  • ASTM A108
  • ASTM A576

12l14 Cold Drawn Steel Bar Shapes and Sizes

Eaton Steel Bar Company supplies 12L14 cold-drawn steel bar in a variety of sizes ranging from – 5/16”-11”. The shapes available for this grade include:

***Minimum Total Quantity Per Order is 10,000 lbs.***

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12L14 Bar Properties & Composition


Standard "12L14 Bar Grade" Chemical Composition

Carbon (max) 0.15
Manganese 0.85-1.15
Phosphorus 0.04-0.09
Sulfur 0.26-0.35
Lead 0.15-0.35


Estimated Mechanical Property Ranges for "Grade 12L14"

Tensile strength (psi) 70,000 - 80,000
Yield strength (psi) 65,000 - 75,000
Elongation in 2” (%) 15 - 20
Reduction of area (%) 50 - 60
Brinell Hardness (BHN) 150 - 170
Machinability Index (%) 170