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Offline Fox

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High speed steel?
« on: April 04, 2022, 10:54:15 pm »
I have a big box of high speed steel (Im not sure what kind) that is from an old woodworking machine? im not really sure what they were used for exactly but I have lots. Can anyone tell me about "high speed steal"? Are they air hardening? Right? What could I use these for? there in great chunks for knifes and stuff
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Offline Pappy

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Re: High speed steel?
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2022, 08:13:45 am »
Not sure about yours but I have a couple of pieces a friend gave me, some kind of high speed steel cutter blades, I tried everything I knew to get it soft to work and never could.A friend in the club that is a machinist told me that some steel depending on the alloy it was made of, was designed where heat wouldn't effect it and that you would never get it soft, all I know for you to do is give it a try and see if it will soften so you can work it.
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Offline Yooper Bowyer

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Re: High speed steel?
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2022, 12:42:31 pm »
That's the stuff they use to cut other steels, good luck.