High-speed steel (HSS or HS) is a subset of tool steels, commonly used in tool bits and cutting tools.
It is often used in power-saw blades and drill bits. It is superior to the older high-carbon steel tools used extensively through the 1940s in that it can withstand higher temperatures without losing its temper (hardness). This property allows HSS to cut faster than high carbon steel, hence the name high-speed steel. At room temperature, in their generally recommended heat treatment, HSS grades generally display high hardness (above Rockwell hardness 60) and abrasion resistance (generally linked to tungsten and vanadium content often used in HSS) compared with common carbon and tool steels.

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  1. ARPC Speed Steel

    Discussion thread: https://www.northwestfirearms.com/threads/speed-steel-at-arpc-feb-23d-2020.318042/ ARPC Link to event: https://arpc.info/cgi/calendar.pl?view=Event&event_id=3404 Please watch the calendar and ARPC's website for any road closures and updated information.
  2. Lesliet

    ARPC Speed Steel post-shoot rag chew 5-26-19

    Hey, all, I haven't seen an online presence for the speed steel shoots at ARPC, so I'm going to start putting stuff up here, unless someone tells me there's already something I just haven't found yet. First off, thanks to ARPC and the discipline director for making it happen, these shoots...
  3. spookshack

    Albany Speed Steel 3-24-19

    Had another great time at ARPC for Speed Steel. Managed 6th overall. With having to switch to my bro’s PCC-O after mine was having issues, to his lower with my upper and then finally back to my PCC-O (got it fixed), I gladly take that placing...lol I was stoked that it was something simple with...
  4. spookshack

    ARPC still doing Speed Steel?

    When I shot the April match, Ben was trying to find someone else to run the match as he was going to be stepping down. Just wanted to make sure is was still going before heading down for the next match
  5. Ironbar

    First Impressions of First Speed Steel Match

    Hey folks! I shot in my first Speed Steel match at TCGC today. I had good fun and met some great people in my group! Overall, I had a generally positive experience. There were only a couple negatives I observed: 1) There are always going to be some "Billy Badass" guys walking around. 2) The...
  6. spookshack

    Looking for info about Speed Steel @ TCGC?

    Well you came to the wrong place. In the past I have gone out of my way to help fellow members here on the forum in any way I could with regards to Speed Steel at TCGC, but that ends today. While I have enjoyed doing that in the past, it's become time consuming and not currently worth the hassle...
  7. spookshack

    Speed Steel @ TCGC 8-6

    Looks to be a hot one! Don't forget your sunscreen and be sure to stay hydrated! See you there.
  8. RicInOR

    Speed Steel at Tri County Gun Club

    7 - 2 Sunday Weather looks to be cooperating Family Friendly ORSS.org – Oregon Speed Steel
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