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Aeb-l stainless

Discussion in 'Steel, Hardware, & Handle Material' started by dancom, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    I recently picked up some AEB-L 0.130" stainless, but I cannot find a datasheet from Uddeholm. (Maybe I am spoiled with Cruicible publishing datasheets for their steel products.)

    What are we looking at for hardening and tempering temps? I'd like about a Rockwell 60C in the final product. I am looking forward to giving this a try.

    Dan
     
  2. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    I havent tried it yet an , but this is from Alpha , he sent this to me when I requested some of his steel


    AEB-L Heat Treat



    Heat Treating Information:

    Preheat:Heat to 1560° and equalize.

    1920°F Austenitize:Ramp to 1940°F and hold at temperature for 15 minutes. Oil or plate or air quench as quickly as possible.

    1975°F Austenitize:Ramp to 1995°F and hold at temperature for 5 minutes. Oil or plate or air quench as quickly as possible.

    Cryogenic Treating:To get the most from AEB-L you must cryo. Cool to -95 °F. No soak is required.

    Temper:Temper immediately after hardeneing or cryo. Temper at least 2 times for two hours each time. Use the table below to achieve desired hardness.


    sorry table wouldnt load but I can send it you
     
  3. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Rob, Thanks for this. I found the Alpha tech page on it. I need to be in the 275°F (non-cryo) range. BTW, Canadian Knifemaker Supply is carrying it now. Cheap like 88 cents per inch for .013 x 1.5".

    Making Mum a pressie for this kitchen this Mother's Day. Don't you guys forget Mother's Day.

    Dan
     
  4. Tony Manifold

    Tony Manifold New Member

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    Dan how did you find the AEB-L to work with? I am thinking about picking some up to make a couple of chefs knives (and maybe a straight razor or two) from Rob a knifemaker.ca. For a quote unquote premium stainless the price us fantastic.
     
  5. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Tony,

    I am fan! Right now I have two chef's knives and one hunter from 0.130" AEB-L. I've heat treated three AEB-L blades so far and even the thin parts stay nice and straight. Plate quench seems to work fine.

    Dan
     
  6. Tony Manifold

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    just ordered some to make some kitchen knives out of. Looking forward to it arriving.
     

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