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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:72, Page:383

SPECS: Rods are 18" in length.

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