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Old 06-26-2014, 08:51 PM
billm billm is offline
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What temp should i heat treat 1085at and how long should temper be? Thanks
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Old 06-26-2014, 09:30 PM
Doug Lester Doug Lester is offline
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Temperature of the temper heat will depend on the use the blade will be put to. For a slicing/cutting blade that won't be subjected to much chopping I would start at 375? for two 2 hour cycles and check the edge by seeing how well it will chop into a 1/16" brass rod. If the blade chips after that I would grind them out and repeat the temper at 400? for one two hour cycle.

If this was going to be a big chopper I think that I would start at 425? for 2 two hour cycles. A sword I might start at 450?.


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