- Feb 15, 1999
I plan on pressing out some Timken bearings. I can't find my notes on which is the best powder to use with them???? 1084 Or 1084/4600.
I'm a Timken Bearing Service Engineering Rep. What kind of Timken bearings are you using. Most Timken bearings in the US are "NOT" 52100 steel. If it is a Tapered Roller Bearing, then it is a low carbon steel that has been case carburized and would be equivalent to making your damascus with really high quality alloyed structural steel such as angle iron. If it's a Spherical, Cylindrical or Ball Bearing then they most likely will be 52100 steel.