- Oct 19, 2011
I have seen a lot of data about austenitizing W2 @ between 1425˚ -1475˚f. When I austenitize coupons in that range I'm getting HRC numbers in the 30's to the 50's. I have done a salt test in my oven and my actual temps seem to be 55˚f lower than indicated. I have found that, in my oven, I am getting 67hrc when I austenitize @1560˚f (1615˚f indicated). I like the 67hrc but this concerns me because the temps are quite a bit higher than the common data. I know W2 has some vanadium in it that will fight grain growth but is 1560˚f just too high, or am I ok?