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Default What kind of steel in wood-cutting circular saw blade?

On Friday, July 2, 2010 at 8:29:48 PM UTC-3, Bob Engelhardt wrote:
Ed Huntress wrote:
Decent steel circular saws are made of high speed steel. Some commercial
ones, used on really big gang saws, are made of D2, as are the blades in
jointers and planers.


Thanks. I Googled some more & found both. But you never know when the
ad says "high carbon steel" if it means HSS, but doesn't say so because
they don't think enough customers will know what it means.

Bob


i think hss means high speed steel
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