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Tool Steels

As our name suggests, Southern Tool Steel specializes in providing a variety of tool steel to meet your metal needs. Attributes such as abrasion resistance, hardness, and the ability to keep a cutting edge at high temperatures make tool steel ideal for manufacturing tools.

Grade

Shock Resistance

Toughness

Wear Resistance

Compression Strength

Machinability Rating*

A2

N/A

High

High

N/A

65

D2

N/A

N/A

High

N/A

65

H13

N/A

Medium

High

High

75

S7

High

High

Medium

High

95


*In comparison to a rating of 100° for 1% carbon tool steel

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Flat Ground

Southern Tool Steel stocks A2, O1 and 4140 HT in Precision Flat Ground which comes in standard 36" lengths

Drill Rod

Southern Tool Steel stocks A2, D2, O1 and S7 in standard 36" lengths.

Decarb Free

Southern Tool Steel stocks the following Tool Steels in Decarb Free (DCF): A2, D2, S7, H13, M2, O1, DC53

A2 Tool Steel

A2 tool steel is best used for blanking/forming punches, die trimming, and thread rolling/injection-molding dies.

D2 Tool Steel

D2 tool steel is used extensively for tools and dies for blanking, punching, forming, cold-extruding.

H13 Tool Steel

H13 is widely used for aluminum and zinc casting dies, as well as for aluminum extrusion, aluminum die casting and press tooling.

S7 Tool Steel

S7 is recommended for applications that require a high level of shock resistance, medium hot-work properties and/or ease of machining.