PM High speed steels used to produce woodworking tools

July 3, 2012

Crown Hand Tools, based in Sheffield, UK, is using PM high speed steels to produce what it calls an ‘elitist’ range of Crown Prop-PM woodworking tools such as chisels, gouges, parting tools and end scrapers.


The company states that its PM HSS tools give far superior performance than conventional HSS tools. The Pro-PM turning tools, for example, are said to have a cutting edge which lasts up to 4-5 times longer than conventional tools due to their high hardness (between 66 and 68 Rockwell), excellent grindability and superior toughness.

The Five Piece PM high speed steel tool set shown in the photo contains a Roughing Gouge 3/4″ (19mm), Spindle Gouge 1/4″ (6mm), Bowl Gouge 3/8″ (10mm), Diamond Parting Tool 3/16″ (5mm), and Round Nose Scraper 3/4″ (19mm).  



Posted by: Paul Whittaker, Editor, [email protected]   

News | Articles | Market reviews | Search directory | Subscribe to e-newsletter

Recent issue of Powder Metallurgy review - your go-to resource to stay updated on the world of powder metallurgy and metal powders

In the latest issue of PM Review…

PM Review Spring 2023

Download PDF

Extensive Powder Metallurgy industry news coverage, and the following exclusive deep-dive articles and reports:

  • GKN Powder Metallurgy: A strategic vision for the future of permanent magnets for EVs
  • Building trust in the Powder Metallurgy industry: The role of standardisation and an update on recent work by ISO/TC 119
  • High-volume powder production for Additive Manufacturing: SMS group’s continuous metal powder production process
  • Development of enhanced-performance PM brake pads for high-speed trains by Beijing Tianyishangjia New Material Corp., Ltd.
  • The START project: Creating a sustainable supply chain for green energy harvesting products by Powder Metallurgy
  • World PM2022: Reviewing three innovative methods for metal powder production

The latest news from the world of metal powders, delivered to your inbox

Don't miss any new issue of PM Review, and get the latest industry news. Sign up to our weekly newsletter.

Sign up

Join our community

From the industry…

Discover our magazine archive…

The free-to-access PM Review magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of Powder Metallurgy from a commercial and technological perspective through:

  • Reports on visits to leading PM part manufacturers, metal powder manufacturers and industry suppliers
  • Articles on technology and application trends
  • Information on materials developments
  • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
  • International industry news

All past issues are available to download as free PDFs or view in your browser.


Browse the archive


Looking for PM production equipment, metal powders, R&D support and more?

Discover suppliers of these and more in our
advertisers’ index and buyer’s guide, available in the back of PM Review magazine.

  • Powders & materials
  • Powder process, classification & analysis
  • PM products
  • Atomisers & powder production technology
  • Compaction presses, tooling & ancillaries
  • Sintering equipment & ancillaries
  • Post-processing
  • Consulting & toll sintering
Download PDF
Share via
Copy link