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    Heat treating 1084


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    Hello, Bladesmiths:

    I"m heat treating and quenching a piece of 1084 today. Afterwards, I will put it in the oven but do not know at what temperature and for how long. Any advice?

    Thanks,

    Sprayman

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    1500/400 works just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdm61 View Post
    1500/400 works just fine.
    cant go wrong with this as a general rule. Temper for about two hours x2.

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    With simple steels, like the 10X series, two one hour tempers are fine. Cool in water after each temper cycle to cool it to room temp.

    I just stick them under a running tap of cold water, wipe them dry, and stick right back in the oven for a second hour.

    High alloy, complex steels, and stainless steels do better with two 2 hour temper cycles.
    Stacy E.Apelt
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