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I've got a billet of WI and 5160 I'm pattern welding; no problems there. However, I want weld a base of HSS (M2/M7) on as a cutting edge (this will be a woodturner's tool and HSS is the standard steel they use).

Are the welding temps close enough to make this feasible? And/or are there other elements that make this a difficult process.


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Why are you using such obviously different steels as a mix? When mixing steels for damascus it is better to use ones with similar heat treating temperatures and quenchants. 5160 is an oil hardening steel, while W1 is water (fast oil or brine) hardening steel. You will not get the best out of those steels when used together.

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