Precision Ground Flat Stock (PGFS)
Advantage Tool Steel carries a wide variety of Precision Ground Flat Stock in several different grades of steel. This product holds tolerance of +/- .001” on the thickness and +.005/-.000” on the width. They are square within .003” and have a 32 rms, or better, microfinish. We also carry this product in oversize tolerance of +.010/+.015” on both thickness and width.
Precision Ground Flat Stock (PGFS) Grades:
O1 – A2 – D2 – S7 – 440C – Low Carbon – 4142 Pre-Hard
O1 Precision Ground Flat Stock
O1 is the most common grade of steel for this product. It offers both ease of machining and the toughness and wear resistance of tool steel. O1 can be oil hardened up to 60 RC for maximum effectiveness. We sell this product in 18” and 36” lengths.
A2 Precision Ground Flat Stock
A2 steel is an upgrade over O1 steel. A2 has higher toughness and wear resistance for parts that require something more. A2 can be hardened to 62 RC. We sell this product in 18” and 36” lengths.
D2 Precision Ground Flat Stock
D2 steel is used for the parts that require the absolute highest wear resistance and is an upgrade over A2 steel. When you are making parts that require top of the line steel D2 is your answer. We sell this product in 18” and 36” lengths.
S7 Super Shock Precision Ground Flat Stock
S7 steel is a specialty shock steel that is typically used for products that take impact, such as knives. It is typically hardened to 55-57 RC. It does not have the wear resistance of the other tool steels but makes up for that with its ability to withstand impact. We sell this product in 18” and 36” lengths.
440C High Carbon-Chromium Stainless Steel Precision Ground Flat Stock
Our 440C ground flat stock is the product of choice for all stainless steel applications. 440C is a magnetic grade of stainless that offers many of the same properties as tool steel with the added bonus of rust prevention properties.
Low Carbon (LC) Steel Precision Ground Flat Stock
Advantage Tool Steel also carries a low carbon steel for products that are not intended to be through hardened. This product is made to the same precision tolerances as the tool steels but does not offer the same hardening properties. It is a low cost alternative that is also very easy to machine. We sell this product in 24” lengths.
4142 Pre-Hard Alloy Steel Precision Ground Flat Stock
If you require an alloy steel that is already pre-hardened we carry 4142 ground flat stock. This product is through hardened to 26-32 RC and sold in 18” and 36” lengths.