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80CrV2 and 1084 heat treat with basic setup
PatF posted a topic in Beginners PlaceMy understanding is that 80CrV2 is basically 1084, but obviously with some extra stuff. Apparently the added vanadium helps refine the grain size? If my heat treating is SUPER basic (heat a little past magnetic and quench in canola, temper in the oven) am I likely to see ANY difference between the two? My guess is no. If I switch to a real quenchant (Parks), how about then? For that matter, am I likely to see a difference with 1075?
Unknown steel and how to identify them
Paul Checa posted a topic in Metallurgy and other enigmasHi all I was trying to do a spark test but got pretty similar results and was hoping I could get some help from the masters in the forum... So I found what I believe to be a piec of spring steel from a truck's suspension in the highway and brought it back to the shop and performed a spark test on it only to be more confused it. I've attached a video where you can see me performing the test. The first is 5160 steel The second is the steel I found on the highway The third is a piece of rebar. I would love to read your comments. Thanks! 20191207_130917.mp4