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Old 21-03-2011, 07:51 AM
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Default Anyone know anything about L6 saw material ?

I've just been given some saw blade from a saw mill and wondered how I go about working this material.
Because of the size I've had to cut one down to manageable sizes for annealing. But much more than that I don't know anything about the stuff.
Will it anneal the normal way ? Will it make a usable knife ?
Thickness of the material is 3mm BTW.
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Old 21-03-2011, 10:17 PM
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From what little I know of it, it's apparently quite a good steel, treat it just like O1 and it should be fine.
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Old 22-03-2011, 07:11 AM
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Cheers Phil , so far experiments have proved it to be a damn good steel.
Once the saw mill blades are cut up into managable sizes you have to anneal it because it's so damn hard and you can't drill it with cobalt drill bits. Even in it's annealed state it still is quite hard but not nearly as much.
Information on the web (when I first posted this question) are conflicting , some say it's not a good steel where others are saying it is.
As you say I'm treating it like 01 and so far it's just fine.
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Cheers Phil , so far experiments have proved it to be a damn good steel.
Once the saw mill blades are cut up into managable sizes you have to anneal it because it's so damn hard and you can't drill it with cobalt drill bits. Even in it's annealed state it still is quite hard but not nearly as much.
Information on the web (when I first posted this question) are conflicting , some say it's not a good steel where others are saying it is.
As you say I'm treating it like 01 and so far it's just fine.
I've heard of guys using it before and finding it very decent and every bit as good as O1..as a matter of fact I have a sawmill blade in the house that I have always intended to cut up and try out, maybe one day!! I'd be very interested in seeing the blades you make from this! keep me posted.
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