If you have old drill bits, and other assortments of tool steel, or high speed tool steel to sell, you should get in touch with us today, here at X-Met Metals. With our unique, practical, mobile scrap metal collection service, we can come to you, wherever you are, and weigh out and pay for your high speed tool steel at the same time. And with this type of steel being in such high demand, you could be surprised at the value of your scrap. We operate across the North West, including Wigan, Blackburn, Chorley, Manchester and Liverpool, and everywhere in between, to deliver a high quality service. And we even operate our own scrap yard in Leigh.
What is tool steel?
So, what is tool steel? Well tool steel is steel that is used for a number of purposes, including:
- cutting tools
- injection moulds
- machine tools
- hand tools
This is always stainless steel, and can include steel that is both alloyed and unalloyed.
The properties of tool steel
Tool steel has a range of properties, including:
- wear resistance
- temperature resistance
- tensile strength
- and hot hardness
Many of these properties emerge because of specific heat treatment, which will differ by tool depending on the use and purpose.
What is high speed tool steel?
So, what is high speed tool steel? Well, this is tool steel that is most frequently used for cutting processes, and compared to other steels, the cutting time can be reduced by 3 or 4 times, and high application temperatures can be achieved. But high speed steel is also perfect for manufacturing tools, because it is very effective for grinding.
High speed tool steel is a high alloy steel.
What are the advantages of high speed tool steel?
So, why is high speed tool steel so effective? Well, it can bring a range of advantages, including:
- High cutting speeds
- High strength (high breaking strength)
- Relatively low price
High speed tool steel buyers
If you want more information about selling your old high speed tool steel, get in touch with the team today, here at X-Met Metals.