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    I would like to build a knurling tool for my taig lathe. was wondering if 6061 t6 would be a suitable material for the arms? thanks all

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    If it's aluminum as the numbers suggest then no, not suitable. you would have pins that are usually pretty hard and the pressing would dent and loosen over a short amount of time. Suggest O1, D2 or even case hardenable material. I have used mild steel on a knurling tool with good results, pins are hard and haven't detected any destructive wearing. Aluminum would not last.

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    thanks steve gonna try some 1018, than harden the pieces or even 12l14 hardened. thanks


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