Author Topic: Slitting Saw Arbor Material  (Read 1177 times)

Offline DeanDK

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Slitting Saw Arbor Material
« on: January 23, 2018, 07:59:03 PM »

I'm purchasing some slitting saw arbors, and planning to make some arbors to suit.

I have a watchmakers lathe, so it will be WW thread collet. Is mild steel okay? I was thinking of making it from Silver Steel.

What are your thoughts on an ideal material for this tool?


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Offline sparky961

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Re: Slitting Saw Arbor Material
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2018, 09:41:06 PM »
If you're looking for more toughness than mild steel can offer, I'd suggest 4140HT.  Unless you plan on hardening, which is not recommended for a tool arbour, there isn't much point to using silver (tool) steel.

That said, mild steel would likely serve you just fine without any trouble.