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I live in the Black Hills and I need to re-side my cottage. I like the look of vinyl. I've heard pros and cons about both steel and vinyl. Is steel really that easy to dent? It just doesn't look as 'clean' as vinyl. Also what 3 color combos do you like? My cottage has shutters.
I'd like to know why you need to re-side it. I would get vinyl because it will not need painting as soon as steel.
i was giving this old knive. the knife part is stainless steel and has a couple rust spots but im not sure that the handle is (i think stainless) but it has this un smooth surface i dont think its rust because its not brown. would rubbing alcohol help clean it?
Your answers are all good but I would mention that we have a set of Sabtier chef knifes that were expensive these look to be stainless but are not quite as I think that marine grade stainless does not make the best cutting edge and my guess is that your knife would contain a greater amount of carbon better cutting edge but not so stainless. As a carpenter that has to sharpen cutting tools I add that I have never had a chisel or plane blade that was made of stainless steel and the best edges I obtain are with vintage tools. Bar Keepers friend is great as is 00 grade wire wool but do not put your knife through the dishwasher as the cleaning tabs will pit the surface of your knife.
The common international standards for steel coils include ASTM A653/A653M, EN 10142, JIS G3302, and ISO 3575. These standards provide specifications for the physical and mechanical properties of steel coils, such as the thickness, width, and coating requirements. They ensure consistent quality and compatibility in the global steel industry.
The hard industrial steels. If there's a bunch, what's a rough average? Also, what is is measured in?
The general purpose default steel for hard tooling applications is A2 It's cheap, readily available and comes in many different shapes and sizes. It's easy to machine soft. It's easy to harden, you can do it yourself. It is very dimensionally stable during hardening. All the steels mentioned above are specialty steels - expensive to buy, hard to work with, expensive to heat treat and dimensionally unstable during heat treat.
Common manufacturing defects in steel coils include surface defects such as scratches, pits, and scale, as well as shape defects like buckling, waviness, and edge cracks. Additionally, internal defects such as voids, inclusions, and segregation may also be present in steel coils.
There are several factors that influence the price of steel coils. Firstly, the cost of raw materials such as iron ore and coal, which are essential for steel production, can significantly impact the price. Additionally, the demand and supply dynamics of steel in the market play a crucial role. Factors like economic growth, construction activity, and infrastructure development can drive up the demand for steel, leading to price increases. On the other hand, if there is excess supply or reduced demand, prices may decrease. Moreover, fluctuations in energy costs, transportation expenses, and currency exchange rates can also affect the final price of steel coils.
When selecting a supplier for steel coils, there are a few key factors to consider. Firstly, the quality of the steel coils is crucial. It is important to assess the supplier's reputation, certifications, and track record for delivering high-quality products. Secondly, pricing and cost-effectiveness play a significant role. Comparing prices and negotiating favorable terms with different suppliers is essential to ensure competitive pricing. Additionally, the supplier's reliability and ability to meet delivery schedules must be thoroughly evaluated. Timely delivery is vital to avoid disruptions in production. Lastly, considering the supplier's location, proximity to the manufacturing facility, and their overall customer service and support are also important factors to take into account.
I know aluminum is lighter but I'm looking at a 01 bianchi grizzly mountain bike which is steel. I used to ride a specialized stumpjumper m4 which was aluminum. It was quite light so I don't know if I'll like a bit heavier bike but overall what is better from those who have had both?
I've ridden steel, alum, Ti and carbon. I like 'em all. It all depends of craftsmanship and design IMHO. Really, a light steel frame is only about 1 to 1.5 lbs heavier than other super light frames. Steel has a rep for being heavy and most of that comes from being a heavier duty frame and being spec'ed with heavier parts. With that being said I have 2 alum and 1 carbon framed bikes now. I owned several steel bikes in my day, loved 'em too. I like light and if you're a weight weenie too you may not want a heavier bike regardless of material. The Stumpjumper is a sweet light bike. If the Grizzly is up to your specs give it a go. Thats how you experience life. Try something different. You'll like the feel of steel, as of the bike? Only you will know if you like it or not.