M-2 High Speed Steel Data Sheet

M-2 is a general purpose molybdenum-type high speed steel exhibiting well-balanced toughness, wear resistance and red hardness properties. This grade is commonly used in cold work punches and dies and cutting applications involving high speed and light cuts. M-2 is a very versatile high-speed steel, lending itself well to tool bits, reamers and drills.

Chemical Composition

Carbon 0.85%
Manganese 0.28%
Chromium 4.15%
Molybdenum 5.00%
Vanadium 1.85%
Tungsten 6.15%

Typical Applications

BroachesMilling Cutters
Drill BitsPins
Powder Compaction Pins

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