"Glenn" wrote: I want to use four 7.5 foot lengths of steel to support a
4x8 sheet of particle board (clip) ^^^^^^^^^^^^ I'm having trouble with this. It sounds like you are planning to made a rectangular frame to go under the particle board. But four pieces 7.5 feet long would make a SQUARE FRAME which would not fit the 4 x 8 foot sheet you specified.
If I am right--you are making a frame to go on four legs, and you want to hold a 4 x 8 sheet on it, they you have ANOTHER choice. Consider placing the square tubing at a 45 degree angle (comparable to the way you would use the angle iron.) I think this would be stiffer than using it flat (and I think it would be stiffer than the angle iron.)