Almost all Shear Blades are made of tool steels. However, one piece of steel is not the other. To understand the differences, here’s a bit of basic knowledge of tool steel.
Steel vs. Iron
Steel is a material consists of the chemical element iron (Fe). Steel with a 100% share of iron does not exist. Pure iron is not suitable for everyday applications. Never use the term iron unless you’re talking about an iron atom.
Tool steels are steel that is suitable to make cutting tools such as knives, chisels, and other tools; the most important element that is added to the steel is carbon. Addition of 1-2% of carbon makes it possible to do well. About 8-30% chromium is added to the steel for stainless steel. There is no nickel used to make stainless steel tool since that is the hardest of the steel hampers. Addition to carbon, and optionally chromium, other elements are sometimes added in order to improve quality of the sample at specific points. The most famous elements are Vanadium and Molybdenum. The influence of these elements is not described in this article, since this is very complex.
Very important to note is that only the composition of a type of steel does not say anything about the properties of the steel. Steel comprises include iron crystals, which may come in a variety of forms (shapes we mean the arrangement of the atoms), and may have various sizes. Carbon can be used as spheres or discs between the crates, but can also bind to the iron atoms (carbides).
It is too brittle to use hardened steel because it is packed with internal pressures. The method of friability and pressures is called annealing. Upon annealing, the steel is heated to 200-300 ° C. for a few hours. At this temperature the crystals rearrange themselves so that the internal pressures and brittleness reduced.
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