52100 Bar Stock Steel .180" Thickness - See Length Note

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52100 Bar Stock Steel .180" x 1" - Sold by the foot
52100 Bar Stock Steel - .180" x 1.5" - Sold by the foot
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52100 Bar Stock Steel - .180" x 4" - See Length Note
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52100 Steel





 We buy this in 48" lengths and sell it in 12", 24", 36", and 48" lengths.


 If you buy 1ea, you will get a stick 12" long by the width and thickness shown.


 If you buy 2, you will get a bar that is 24" in length.


 If you buy 3, you will get a bar that is 36" in length.


If you buy 4, you will get a bar that is 48" in length.


 **If you buy 2, 3 or 4 and want it cut into 12" length pieces, please specify in the comments section that you would like them cut into 12" pieces.


 **Advertised price is for 1qty 12" piece


A chromium alloy steel, 52100 is excellent to use in forging, grinding, and cutlery production. It has great toughness and durability on its own or forge-welded to other steels, such as 410 or 416. 52100 comes pickled and annealed.


Certification: C- .940 Si- .070 Mn- .310 P- .0050 S- .0010 Cr- 1.420 Mo- .015 Cu- .035 Al- .026 Annealed Structure: 95% spherodized carbides


CRA means cold rolled annealed and is important to be in the description. It means the steel was pressure rolled while cold but was annealed again to relief the stress and take it to the softest state from rolling under tremendous pressure. 


HR means hot rolled and this steel was rolled to thickness usually during the smelting process but maybe later. The steel generally will be half or nearly fully hard depending on the type. It may often have mill scale residue. This steel can be easily forged. It can also be ground via stock removal. Drilling a hole in the tang maybe hard to do with out a carbide bit. 


HRA is the same but the steel was later annealed to relieve stress and make it as soft as possible for easier machining. 


Several companies produce "powder" smelted steels. This is a premium smelting process that improves the mixing of alloy content and generally produces a finer grain structure as a result. The powder steels are nearly always annealed and can be assumed to annealed unless noted otherwise.
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