Circular Saw Blade Metal
Posted 05 October 2007 - 05:29 PM
Does anyone know what metal these might be made out of? I looked in the junkyard metals BP but didn't see any mention. I picked them up because I thought they might work OK for layers in a damascus billet. I've been thinking that I would like to try making some damascus soon.
Is there anything anyone would suggest for easy material to use? I don't want to do anything fancy, but would like to have pronounced layers visible. I've heard band saw blade and strapping before, but I don't have either of those lying around...
Posted 05 October 2007 - 06:36 PM
Posted 05 October 2007 - 07:29 PM
Have a picture? if they have insert teeth they could be 8620 or 8630 I forget what Gene Martin told me have even heard some had mild steel body with insert teeth.
Posted 09 October 2007 - 11:35 PM
1) the weld globs are from where high carbon/carbide tips had been but are no longer
2) your right in figuring that someone tried welding them up to get more life out of them.
I know most of the large sawmill blades have the clip on blade tips (either high carbon or carbide now). But these blade don't look to be that type.
Good luck and probably an experimental heat treat/etch will tell more than anything.
-Aaron @ the SCF
Posted 15 October 2007 - 02:30 AM
Posted 21 October 2007 - 02:03 AM
Posted 21 October 2007 - 06:21 PM
"Improvise, Adapt and Overcome!!"
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Posted 22 October 2007 - 11:47 AM
Posted 22 October 2007 - 06:55 PM
Note that Ni containing steels are harder to weld to each other than Ni to plain carbon steels; that coil spring may not be the best match with the sawblade.
I agree I would get some 10XX steel for mixing with that.
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