Nope. Also carbide does not handle shock well.
Three applications of stellite #6: One day there was a box of #6
stellite TIG rods in the blowout sale bin at my local welding supply
shop. I grabbed them.
I have an older but perfectly serviceable (except for one problem)
stove. The contacts on the plug-in elements are a bullet shaped copper
cylinder molded onto the end of the wire that sticks out of the
of the elements. The copper corodes slightly, contact resistance
more heat is generated, corrosion rate increases, even more heat is
..., connector mounted on stove top fails. I managed to score one of
stove top connectors for this model in captivity - mfr wants you to
element AND connector with "new" expensive style.
My fix: melt off copper "bullet", build up Stellite #6 bullet, grind to
shape. Clean contacts on stove top connectors and re-install all. Fix
done in '96 - all contacts are still bright and clean.
I have a TIG outfit so why did I use O/A for this? Answer: What would
for a ground? There is no room where the wire exits the element and the
end is a lot of resistance away.
I have an HD center punch that I made by TIGing a blob of stellite onto
end of a piece of scrap re-bar. I then put this in the lathe and shaped
tip with carbide cutters. The stuff must work harden 'cause I had to
it once shortly after I made it about three years ago. It has never
I made a cold/hot chisel by the above procedure. Works very well.
Loaned it to a friend to knock knobs off concrete. When he returned
it, it was still quite sharp and has no chipping on the edge.
"> I made a cold/hot chisel by the above procedure. Works very well.
That stellite is tuff stuff. I use a few for my lathe.
Stellite is also used for valves on aircraft engines. When you regrind a
valve/seat, you can see the layer, where the stellite is.
my 2 cents
I used to make bearings out of Stellite bar stock.
And we got more then that for the chips.
I had to buy solid carbide files to burr the edges.
And Hi Speed tools would not touch the stuff.
I think a bar of 1 7/16 round stock was $4600.
A long time ago. I still have a few bearings in my tool box.