1045 Square *Hammer Stock*

1045 Square *Hammer Stock*

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Coal Iron Works is working with Local American Steel Producers to make favorite forging steels available! 1045 Square in stock from 1-1/2” to 2”. Material is annealed and cut within .125” of length - mill finish. We are basing these dimensions on rough finished weights for tool forging. All listed weights are averages and actual weights may vary slightly.

CUSTOM Lengths are available! Contact us at: Info@Coaliron.com

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1045 CF Bar

1045 CF is a medium carbon steel used extensively in induction hardening applications. It can be forged satisfactorily and is the most common shafting steel in the medium carbon range.  Due to its carbon content, 1045 CF bar is only fair for welding or brazing.

The CF stands for cold finished, which provides increased machinability and mechanical properties. Cold finished bars are produced from Special Bar Quality Hot Rolled Bars which are put through cold drawing, turning, grinding, or a combination of these methods. The cross sectional area of the hot rolled bar is then cold reduced for an accurate size and smooth surface.

1045 Steel Properties

Tensile Strength:          91,000 PSI
Yield Strength:             75,000 PSI
Elongation:                   16%

*These numbers are "Typical" properties and may not be required to meet this grade.*

1045 CF Steel Bar Is Commonly Used For:

  • Hammer
  • Die Blocks
  • Top Tools
  • Misc. Tooling

Why choose us?

Made with fiery american spirit

Since our founding in 2015 we've relentlessly strived to craft the best quality forging-presses on the market. We couldn't be more proud of the products we offer, as artists around the world use our machines to forge their incredible work. When you buy a Coal Iron Works press you're not simply buying a tool, you're joining a family of worldwide craftsmen & women who never give up on the pursuit of excellence.


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