How to choose the appropriate
4 factors to take into account to choose your tool steel:
1. The hardness required by the application the steel will be used for.
2. The working temperature of the steel.
3. The materials that the steel will work with: stone, steel, plastic, etc.
4. The type of work to be carried out: cutting, deformations, pressing, etc.
How to choose between 1.2080 and 1.2379?
There is an age-old rivalry between these steels. For the application of a blade for ceramic, 1.2080 steel is twice as resistant as 1.2379 steel, as only resistance against abrasive wear is necessary.
Conversely, if we use a 1.2080 blade for a sheet cutting system, it would break due to not having the necessary tenacity, which 1.2379 possesses.