12 years ago
I know that this topic has been revisited many times... I've started
the search for Rankin BBG and DDG dual-shield hardfacing wires, based
upon some voices of experience in this group.
I called Rankin directly. I then had a chance to speak with one of
their technical sales support team, and we talked about my application
of their hardfacing wires, and that he would get back to me the
following business day.
He said that Rankin would not recommend a hardfacing wire for an
anvil. I was shocked. He mentioned that after consulting with
several application engineers, that they would not be surprised if the
hardfaced layer would delaminate from the anvil after some period of
time. He recommended a Tool Steel build-up, and then doing a proper
Heat Treat. I'm not up for the excitement of 250+ pounds of 1700
degree steel...not to mention the quench.
I don't have enough experience with Hardfacing to understand his
concern. What do your thoughts/experiences tell you?
The pair of anvils I'm rebuilding are cast steel... Fishers to be