High-Speed Steels Bars are designed from high carbon tool steel that includes a high amount of tungsten. They are developed using 18 percent tungsten, 0.7 percent carbon, 4 percent Chromium, 1 percent Vanadium, and Iron to ensure to create hard and durable cutting tools, power saw blades, drill bits, and tool bits. In addition to this, High-Speed Steel Bars are available with cobalt up to 8 percent to impart maximum strength and wear resistance design. HSS Bars are superior to the high-carbon steel as they can easily withstand higher temperatures without any effect on the durability and hardness.
Features of HSS Bars:-
High-Speed Steel Bars are used to manufacture various cutting tools: drills, taps, milling cutters, tool bits, gear cutters Hobbing, punches, dies, saw blades, planer, and jointer blades, router bits, etc.
HS Bars are also utilized in fine hand tools where their relatively good toughness at high hardness, coupled with high abrasion resistance, makes them an ideal choice for low-speed applications requiring a durable sharp edge, such as files, chisels, and hand plane blades.
High-speed steel bars are the most popular for use in woodturning, as the speed of movement of the work past the edge is relatively high for handheld tools, and HSS holds its edge far longer than high carbon steel tools.