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    Carbide Attached to Tool Steel Machining Cutters - What to Do?

    Hi All,

    I am an industrial surplus reseller and that means I come across a lot of machining tools, bits, holds, etc....... Many of these items are solid carbide and if they are not saleable.... they go into a carbide barrel. MANY pieces I come across are a mix of tool steel that has a fair amount of carbide attached to hold inserts, etc.....

    Can a person sell these at elevated prices or is there a means of separating the carbide from the steel? See photo. The item you are looking at is a high speed cutter with no resale value. the top portion where the inserts get attached is all carbide. The whole unit weighs approx 3 pounds. (Sorry.... I am too new to add a photo.)



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    Welcome on the forum. To bypass the image restriction thing, simply use an external hosting image site and post the link here.

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    You might give it a day or two ... to see if anybody weighs in. Carbide is one of those exotic metals that most of the posters here don't have a great deal of experience with. Seems like one of those specialized areas of knowledge.

    Do you have a buyer that you regularly use when the carbide barrel gets full ?

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    Torch and something to knock them off when the carbide turns red. My buddy did this years ago (2010 or 2011) when carbide was $13/lb, But that was for saw blade teeth. i would think it would work the same on milling bits but im not sure.
    Last edited by greytruck; 07-08-2021 at 01:35 PM.

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    Here's a hosted photo from Google Photos. It doesn't seem to show up for me if I try to insert it here. I supect my newness doesn't allow for adding photos yet. I get that. Here's the URL:

    https://photos.app.scrapmetalforum.c...TLxTvXx9hdw8v5


    >>>>https://photos.app.scrapmetalforum.com/WDfTLxTvXx9hdw8v5<<<<

    I can't get the link to stick..... the forum converts it to something that cannot be read.



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