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Indispensable In The Gun Shop For Parts, Tools & Repairs

One of the remarkable features of these tool steels is the low draw temperature to achieve maximum torsion impact strength. Most drawing can be done in a kitchen oven! Or you can easily make a small and efficient draw furnace on your bench using furnace brick, a simple heat element and a kitchen oven heat control. Draw all steel shown one hour.

W-1 WATER HARDENING DRILL ROD
Carbon - 1.00%    Manganese - .40%   Silicon - .20%

A fine-grained, commercial quality steel, W-1 can be used for tools, parts, dies or punches which require great hardness and a tough inner core for maximum strength. The sizes we carry should meet 99% of all requirements for pins in guns.

HARDENING: Heat the part to 1450° - 1500° F., or slightly higher (up to 1600° F.) if unusual depth of hardness is required. If a furnace is not available, use 1450° Tempilaq. Hold at this temperature for a few seconds, then quench in an 8% brine solution. Do not use fresh water! To make a brine solution: Add ¾ lb. (340 g) of rock salt to one gallon of water.

TEMPERING: Temper immediately. A one hour draw at the following temperatures will produce hardness on the Rockwell C scale as follows:


Degrees F.
Rockwell C Hardness
As Hardened 66 - 67
200° 66 - 67
300° 64 - 65
400° 61 - 62
500° 58 - 59
600° 54 - 55
700° 50 - 51
800° 46 - 47


Big Book Catalog, Issue:67, Page:404

SPECS: Rods are 18" in length.

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W-1 ROUND DRILL ROD ASST. (40 PCS.)
080-540-000WB
18" Drill Rod Assortment, 40 pcs, 1 of each
08054000018" Drill Rod Assortment, 40 pcs, 1 of each

$99.99

Out of Stock

Material: Steel

1/32" W-1 ROUND DRILL ROD
080-540-031WB
1/32" Gauge, .0312 Dec. Equiv., Round
0805400311/32" Gauge, .0312 Dec. Equiv., Round

Mfr Part: 080540031

$5.99

In Stock

Material: Steel

3/64" X 18" W-1 ROUND DRILL ROD
080-540-046WB
3/64" Gauge, .0469 Dec. Equiv., Round
0805400463/64" Gauge, .0469 Dec. Equiv., Round

Mfr Part: 080540046

$4.99

In Stock

Material: Steel

#55 W-1 ROUND DRILL ROD
080-540-050WB
#55 Gauge, .0500 Dec. Equiv., Round
080540050#55 Gauge, .0500 Dec. Equiv., Round

Mfr Part: 55

$4.99

In Stock

Material: Steel

#54 X 18" W-1 ROUND DRILL ROD
080-540-055WB
#54 Gauge, .0550 Dec. Equiv., Round
080540055#54 Gauge, .0550 Dec. Equiv., Round

Mfr Part: 080540055

$4.99

Out of Stock

Material: Steel

#53 W-1 ROUND DRILL ROD
080-540-058WB
#53 Gauge, .0580 Dec. Equiv., Round
080540058#53 Gauge, .0580 Dec. Equiv., Round

Mfr Part: 080540058

$4.95

In Stock

Material: Steel

1/16" W-1 ROUND DRILL ROD
080-540-062WB
1/16" Gauge, .0625 Dec. Equiv., Round
0805400621/16" Gauge, .0625 Dec. Equiv., Round

Mfr Part: 080540062

$2.99

In Stock

Material: Steel

#51 X 18" W-1 ROUND DRILL ROD
080-540-066WB
#51 Gauge, .0660 Dec. Equiv., Round
080540066#51 Gauge, .0660 Dec. Equiv., Round

Mfr Part: 080540066

$3.99

In Stock

Material: Steel

#50 W-1 ROUND DRILL ROD
080-540-069WB
#50 Gauge, .0690 Dec. Equiv., Round
080540069#50 Gauge, .0690 Dec. Equiv., Round

Mfr Part: 080540069

$2.97

In Stock

Material: Steel

#49 W-1 ROUND DRILL ROD
080-540-072WB
#49 Gauge, .0720 Dec. Equiv., Round
080540072#49 Gauge, .0720 Dec. Equiv., Round

Mfr Part: 080540072

$2.99

In Stock

Material: Steel

5/64 X 18" W-1 ROUND DRILL ROD
080-540-078WB
5/64" Gauge, .0781 Dec. Equiv., Round
0805400785/64" Gauge, .0781 Dec. Equiv., Round

Mfr Part: 080540078

$2.99

In Stock

Material: Steel

#45 W-1 ROUND DRILL ROD
080-540-081WB
#45 Gauge, .0810 Dec. Equiv., Round
080540081#45 Gauge, .0810 Dec. Equiv., Round

Mfr Part: 080540081

$2.99

In Stock

Material: Steel

#43 X 18" W-1 ROUND DRILL ROD
080-540-088WB
#43 Gauge, .0880 Dec. Equiv., Round
080540088#43 Gauge, .0880 Dec. Equiv., Round

Mfr Part: 080540088

$2.75

In Stock

Material: Steel

3/32" W-1 ROUND DRILL ROD
080-540-093WB
3/32" Gauge, .0937 Dec. Equiv., Round
0805400933/32" Gauge, .0937 Dec. Equiv., Round

Mfr Part: 080540093

$2.99

In Stock

Material: Steel

#40 W-1 ROUND DRILL ROD
080-540-097WB
#40 Gauge, .0970 Dec. Equiv., Round
080540097#40 Gauge, .0970 Dec. Equiv., Round

Mfr Part: 080540097

$2.99

In Stock

Material: Steel

#38 W-1 ROUND DRILL ROD
080-540-101WB
#38 Gauge, .1010 Dec. Equiv., Round
080540101#38 Gauge, .1010 Dec. Equiv., Round

Mfr Part: 080540101

$2.99

In Stock

Material: Steel

#34 X 18" W-1 ROUND DRILL ROD
080-540-110WB
#34 Gauge, .1100 Dec. Equiv., Round
080540110#34 Gauge, .1100 Dec. Equiv., Round

Mfr Part: 080540110

$3.99

In Stock

Material: Steel

#32 W-1 ROUND DRILL ROD
080-540-115WB
#32 Gauge, .1150 Dec. Equiv., Round
080540115#32 Gauge, .1150 Dec. Equiv., Round

Mfr Part: 080540115

$4.97

In Stock

Material: Steel

#31 W-1 ROUND DRILL ROD
080-540-120WB
#31 Gauge, .1200 Dec. Equiv., Round
080540120#31 Gauge, .1200 Dec. Equiv., Round

Mfr Part: 080540120

$4.95

In Stock

Material: Steel

1/8" W-1 ROUND DRILL ROD
080-540-125WB
1/8" Gauge, .1250 Dec. Equiv., Round
0805401251/8" Gauge, .1250 Dec. Equiv., Round

Mfr Part: 080540125

$2.97

In Stock

Material: Steel

#30 W-1 ROUND DRILL ROD
080-540-127WB
#30 Gauge, .1270 Dec. Equiv., Round
080540127#30 Gauge, .1270 Dec. Equiv., Round

Mfr Part: 080540127

$3.97

In Stock

Material: Steel

9/64 X 18" W-1 ROUND DRILL ROD
080-540-140WB
9/64" Gauge, .1400 Dec. Equiv., Round
0805401409/64" Gauge, .1400 Dec. Equiv., Round

Mfr Part: 080540140

$7.71

In Stock

Material: Steel

#25 W-1 ROUND DRILL ROD
080-540-148WB
#25 Gauge, .1480 Dec. Equiv., Round
080540148#25 Gauge, .1480 Dec. Equiv., Round

Mfr Part: 080540148

$4.25

In Stock

Material: Steel

5/32" W-1 ROUND DRILL ROD
080-540-156WB
5/32" Gauge, .1560 Dec. Equiv., Round
0805401565/32" Gauge, .1560 Dec. Equiv., Round

Mfr Part: 080540156

$3.97

In Stock

Material: Steel

#20 W-1 ROUND DRILL ROD
080-540-160WB
#20 Gauge, .1600 Dec. Equiv., Round
080540160#20 Gauge, .1600 Dec. Equiv., Round

Mfr Part: 080540160

$4.99

In Stock

Material: Steel

#17 W-1 ROUND DRILL ROD
080-540-172WB
#17 Gauge, .1720 Dec. Equiv., Round
080540172#17 Gauge, .1720 Dec. Equiv., Round

Mfr Part: 080540172

$4.99

In Stock

Material: Steel

#16 W-1 ROUND DRILL ROD
080-540-175WB
#16 Gauge, .1750 Dec. Equiv., Round
080540175#16 Gauge, .1750 Dec. Equiv., Round

Mfr Part: 080540175

$4.49

In Stock

Material: Steel

3/16" X 18" W-1 ROUND DRILL ROD
080-540-187WB
3/16" Gauge, .1870 Dec. Equiv., Round
0805401873/16" Gauge, .1870 Dec. Equiv., Round

Mfr Part: 080540187

$4.97

In Stock

Material: Steel

#8 W-1 ROUND DRILL ROD
080-540-197WB
#8 Gauge, .1970 Dec. Equiv., Round
080540197#8 Gauge, .1970 Dec. Equiv., Round

Mfr Part: 080540197

$4.25

In Stock

Material: Steel

7/32 X 18" W-1 ROUND DRILL ROD
080-540-218WB
7/32" Gauge, .2188 Dec. Equiv., Round
0805402187/32" Gauge, .2188 Dec. Equiv., Round

Mfr Part: 080540218

$4.99

In Stock

Material: Steel

1/4" W-1 ROUND DRILL ROD
080-540-250WB
1/4" Gauge, .2500 Dec. Equiv., Round
0805402501/4" Gauge, .2500 Dec. Equiv., Round

Mfr Part: 080540250

$4.99

In Stock

Material: Steel

WATER HARDENING DRILL ROD