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Salt Heat Treat?

Discussion in 'Heat Treating' started by poppa bear, May 30, 2016.

  1. poppa bear

    poppa bear Member

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    OK so I have been busy as of late but I keep hearing about salt heat treatment. I can't find any information on it. Not always a search ninja.

    So could someone please explain how to and what it is please, also the purpose of it.

    Thanks in advance
    Pb.
     
  2. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    search melting temperature of salt, you do not want any moisture in the area.
    then search "salt bath heat treating equipment" lots of reading.

    a standard furnace is best overall and far safer.
    Not the best for a hobbyist to get into unless you practice each and every safety measure.
     
  3. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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  4. Ta2edfreak

    Ta2edfreak New Member

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    Kevin Cashen has a good post on it on one of the other forums, its really not for the home shop unless you have one completely rigged for it.
     
  5. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    @FORGE uses a salt pot. I find them a bit on the scary side, but when done right, the results are great.
     
  6. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    I wouldn't want to have been that guy that discovered molten salt and water don't mix. :eek:
     
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