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I have been offered a 14" x 16" x 1.25" chunk of A572 steel.  It was originally purchased as a winch foundation.

Although I was told that it was a hard alloy, I can't really see where the properties are much different than A36 mild steel.

Can someone tell me whether this material will be better to use for power hammer and hydraulic press dies than mild steel?



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I was given a large piece of 20mm SS400 which was a structural steel and I used it in the guide of the cutting head of a log splitter I made a few years ago and it proved to be prone to picking up and gouging when it wore against its self I think it is intended to have a lot of ductility for earthquakes so it gives to absorb energy. I wouldnt use it again instead I would use just mild steel or a higher tensile steel

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