Specialty tool steel punch set and holder. These punches are forged from.75” dia. H-13 tool steel: the ideal hot working tools for blacksmiths. This steel retains its hardness even at red heats making it the most sought after for forging. I use this for all my personal hot working tools.
The Essential H-13 Punches and Tong Holder Set includes a set of tongs fitted for holding the round punch, square punch and hot cut blade.
Individual punches from the Tool Eye Punch Set can be purchased separately to augment this set. These and any punch Benefits from using forge ease lubricant .
AISI H-13 Tool Steel - a 5% chromium hot work tool steel designed for applications that require extreme toughness combined with good red-hardness. H13 will allow an extra margin of safety in tools subject to heavy hammer blows, and those containing deep recesses or sharp corners. Although H13 was designed as a hot work steel, it has solved many cold work applications where extra toughness could be gained with some sacrifice of wear resistance.
H-13 is typically bought to meet chemistry requirements rather than physical requirements. For that reason, physical properties are generally not provided unless requested prior to production. Any material can be sent to a third party after production to be tested for physical properties.
- Hot Work Dies
- Hot Punching
- Cut Off Tooling
- High Performance Tooling