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The article "Material Properties and Performance Considerations for High-Speed Steel Gear-Cutting Tools" appeared in the July/August 2001 issue of Gear Technology.

Summary
Users of gear-cutting tools probably do not often consciously consider the raw material from which those hogs, broaches or shavers are made. However, a rudimentary awareness of the various grades and their properties may allow tool users to improve the performance or life of their tools, or to address tool failures. The high-speed steel from which the tool is made certainly is not the only factor affecting tool performance, but as the raw material, the steel may be the first place to start.

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