Re: machine screws

Todd Horton

The 400 series stainless steels are magnetic while the 300 series are not.

Todd Horton

From: Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Thursday, July 5, 2012 5:10 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: machine screws


Alan Kilby wrote:
I use the blackened ones and silver from NWSL which are magnetic I was not aware of stainless not being magnetic these must be plated.
There are both magnetic and non-magnetic stainless steels. The stronger ones, as in some kitchen knives, tend to be magnetic. Screws can be either kind.

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