Brazing Flux- New SMART Flux

Tweet SMART Flux: new, advanced, cleaner and a great price. The new SMART Flux an environmentally conscious flux that has color changing technology. SMART Flux is boric acid free which complies with the new EU Community REACH regulations on hazardous chemicals. The absence of … Continue…

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Testing Steel Saw Plate

Tweet Testing Steel Condition You can get an excellent idea the condition of the steel after brazing by the color of the steel. There are two other ways of easily and simply telling the condition of the steel.     … Continue…

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Ripped and Torn Shoulders on Saw Blades- Part 2

Tweet In our last blog about Ripped and Torn Shoulders on a saw blade, we introduced the problem and gave some insight from some very knowledgeable saw filers on why the problem with ripped and torn shoulders may have been … Continue…

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Ripped and Torn Shoulders on Saw Blades- part 1

Tweet Solving problems with Ripped and Torn Shoulders on saw blades. Note: the information presented here is all presented in good faith by people with a great deal of experience in their area. However sawmills and sawing situations vary widely. … Continue…

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Why a Circular Saw Blade Cracks

Tweet There are numerous reasons why a circular saw blade will crack, or rip, at the shoulder.  The most difficult part is determining with certainty the reason for a specific application. When independent labs have analyzed the steel and performed a … Continue…

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Brazing and Soldering- The Difference is Crucial

Tweet Technically soldering is done at lower temperatures and brazing is done at high-temperatures. The separation point is usually about 800°F. A braze joint can be somewhere between 10 and 100 times as strong as a solder joint.  There is … Continue…

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Solving Brazing Problems

Tweet We often get a lot of questions about brazing problems and why a braze joint failed.  Here are a few inquiries that were posted on a forum about brazing problems and some general questions about brazing. “1 We have … Continue…

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Torch Brazing with Hydrogen

Tweet I was recently asked about torch brazing with hydrogen, and why I don’t use hydrogen for brazing.  The main reason I choose not to torch braze with hydrogen is because of the safety issues.  I use a larger torch, … Continue…

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Braze alloy and what it does…

Tweet What Does Braze Alloy Do?  The immediate topic is brazing tungsten carbide to steel specifically for use in tools such as saw blades, router bits, etc.   Bonding Properties 30 years ago I was taught that braze alloy was … Continue…

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Types of brazing flux

Tweet Changing the type of brazing flux you use can yield different results in the brazed parts.  There are 3 types of flux we will talk about: White flux, black flux, and purified flux.  Black flux tends to be more … Continue…

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