1. #1
    Hi,

    I bought a piece of silver steel from J D Multi Metals in Sheffield via Ebay. 333mm x 3mm dia. It took 6 days over the projected delivery time to arrive and when I got it, it was bent, having been taped to a piece of card as the only protection.

    I took most of the obvious kink out with my thumbs, but my question is - should I have been able to? I thought silver steel was supposed to be a lot stiffer than mild steel.

    Could it just be a poor grade of silver steel ?

    Anyway, I shan't be buying from that firm again !

    Cheers,

    Rob
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  2. #2
    Hi Rob
    @ 3mm Diameter you would be able to bend it, after it's been hardened it would break.Has it got a ground finish ?
    regards
    Mike
    Last edited by mekanik; 2 Weeks Ago at 08:26 AM.

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    Silver steel can be bent. It's just a carbon steel supplied in an annealed state, although it should be a bit tougher to bend.

    I'm sure a google for yield strength will turn up some figures.
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  4. #4
    Thanks chaps ! My points were, It seems to be as soft as mild steel and was posted just taped to a piece of cardboard. Royal Mail must have given it more than a casual 'chuck it in a sack'.

    Anyway, I can't use it as I can't get it straight enough. I will buy a shorter length of tool steel or stainless.

    Yes Mike, it is ground.

    Cheers,
    Rob
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    >and was posted just taped to a piece of cardboard.

    I take it that the cardboard survived the journey..? :)

    Wal.

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by Wal View Post
    I take it that the cardboard survived the journey..? :)

    Wal.
    No, it wasn't engineering grade cardboard (like Medite)

    Rob
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    Shysters..!

    Wal.

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