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Tool steel is a type of carbon alloy steel. It is often used to make, modify or repair hand tools or machine dies.
Tool steel is notable for hardness, resistance to abrasion and deformation. The steel can retain a cutting edge at very high temperatures which is why it is often used in the shaping of other materials through cutting, pressing, coining or extruding. The resistance to abrasion lends to their use in the production of injection molds.
Specific tool applications are: dies (stamping or extrusion), cutting, mold making, or impact applications like hammers (personal or industrial). It is also a common material used to make knives.
Tool Steels are extremely hard and are quite often used to form other metal products.
Metal Supermarkets offers a variety of shapes and grades of Tool Steel, cut to the size you need, including: A2, D2 and O1.
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