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Tool Steel Drill Rod W1 offers good strength and durability. W1 is a water hardening tool steel that is one of the most commonly used tool steels due to its strong characteristics. It does undergo a decent amount of distortion during quenching, so do be aware of that. It is typically used in shafts, pins, blacksmithing tools, and short term wearing tooling.

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Dimension Name


Alloy W1
Diameter 1.5625
Max Length 36
Eniteo Vendor ID 1554
MTR Availability Yes
Material Tool Steel
Shape Drill Rod
Custom Cut Warehouse 0
Material Specifications

This material meets the following specs: SAE -J-437, ASTM -A686, FED -QQ-T-580

Weight/Lineal Foot

6.54 pounds
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Mechanical Properties

Property Value
Density g/cm^3 8
Modulus of Elasticity KSI x 10^3 27
Elongation Typical % 23
Brinell hardness  180
Melting Point °F 2570 - 2640
Specific Heat BTU/lb-°F (32-212F) 0 min
Thermal conductivity BTU-in/hr-ft^2-°F 336
Ultimate KSI 86
Yield KSI 48
Ultimate shear strength KSI 54

Chemistry Information: W1 Tool Steel

Element Percentage
C 0.6 - 1.4
Cr 0.15 max
Fe 98
V 0.1 max
S 0.025 max
P 0.025 max
Mn 0.25
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