I have been looking for a suitable metal for some custom tools I want
to have built for me. I am no engineer or metallurgist but I have some
knowledge of metals. I have been looking for something relatively light
weight, with as high a hardness as possible while retaining toughness.
I was in the local lowes yesterday and came across the Bosch
masonry/concrete drill bits, these things are VERY light, super hard
and durable enough to be used in an air hammer. I was so impressed with
them! I have not been able to get a Bosch rep to give any details
(hopefully not because it is a secret or something). I want to know
what specific alloy they use in these bits so I can order it and use it
in my new tool. So, long story short does anyone here know what that
would be or who I should talk to? I appreciate any help you can give,
thank you in advance. My direct email is olaf email@example.com please
feel free to send any reply's there. Thanks again!
- posted 17 years ago