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    Quote Originally Posted by litlerob1 View Post
    That's great. In fact just don't even tell the customer you switched from 304 to 303, they won't notice. They won't notice, because 304 and 303 have a virtually identical alloying component---they are both called Stainless.

    Recommending that someone use 303 instead of 304 is like telling them to use motor oil instead of butter for breakfast.

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    Actually - they are closer than you apparently think.
    They are both "18-8"

    The scrap yards don't differentiate between the two, and actually - most of them don't even recognize the 300 series names to those two at all.


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    Quote Originally Posted by toolsteel View Post
    How do you feel about your Niagara cutters since Seco bought them?
    We have used ALOT of Niagara Stabilizers. Since Seco bought them they have chasnged the grind and we noticed a significant decline in performance. We are currently testing what we believe will be our replacement for them.
    I've seen some really good performance out of the stabilizer and 2.0 line. Curious to know what you're thinking of replacing them with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ox View Post
    Actually - they are closer than you apparently think.
    They are both "18-8"

    The scrap yards don't differentiate between the two, and actually - most of them don't even recognize the 300 series names to those two at all.


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    I know people get real grouchy if you substitute 303 for 304 in high vacuum applications. Something about outgassing sulfur. Not that high vacuum is relevant to most people.

    Also 303 is supposably not weldable, in my limited experience TIG welds look real shitty and dirty in 303.

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    Yes, they are night and day on our end, but they have much more in common than simply both being "stainless".

    Your Niton gun will not differentiate between them either.
    Hopefully you are not relying on one of those for your ISO cert.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ox View Post
    Actually - they are closer than you apparently think.
    They are both "18-8"

    The scrap yards don't differentiate between the two, and actually - most of them don't even recognize the 300 series names to those two at all.


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    I've got a leg full of 304. I'm pretty happy that some dip shit didn't think it was okay to substitute 303.

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    Quote Originally Posted by litlerob1 View Post
    I've got a leg full of 304. I'm pretty happy that some dip shit didn't think it was okay to substitute 303.
    Y'missed out on the chance to be called easy... to machine

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    Quote Originally Posted by litlerob1 View Post
    That's great. In fact just don't even tell the customer you switched from 304 to 303, they won't notice. They won't notice, because 304 and 303 have a virtually identical alloying component---they are both called Stainless.

    Recommending that someone use 303 instead of 304 is like telling them to use motor oil instead of butter for breakfast.

    R
    They WILL notice if they are using the part in Hydrofluoric acid... 😥


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