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What is KE672 tool steel?

What is KE672 tool steel?

This may be an older UK spec. It's listed by some suppliers, but I can't find any composition or hardness, etc.

Can anyone help?

RE: What is KE672 tool steel?

If I remember correctly, KE stood for Kaiser Ellison - They were a Sheffield (UK) company who made specialist steels.

An old catalogue I have shows:

KE 672 is (was) a Non-Shrinking Oil Hardening Tool steel to BS 4659:1971:BO1

0.85-1.00 % Carbon
0.4% max Silicon
1.10-1.35 % Manganese
0.4-0.6% Chromium
0.4-0.6 % Tungsten
0.25% max Vanadium

Used for press tolls, knives, punches, dies gauges, moulds etc.

RE: What is KE672 tool steel?

Thanks, geoffthehammer. That's exactly what I needed.

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