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Old 01-06-2017, 12:50 PM
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But, argon does not prevent all scaling and therefore I only recommend it to those willing to do their grinding post heat treat. I prefer post HT grinding because it means I can get a profiled blade into HT very quickly and not have to waste further time on it if for any reason the HT fails (blade warps or cracks or fails to harden properly).
If you do all of your grinding post heat treat what is the advantage of flooding your kiln with argon at all? I thought argon was only to reduce scaling, are there additional benefits to argon?
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No additional benefits but if you don't use something the scaling and pitting can get very deep, especially on areas of the blade like the spine where you normally wouldn't remove much metal. With argon, you get a very fine grey ash layer on the steel and little to no pitting ....


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