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What are telescopic gauges made of?

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Tool steel

Tool Steel Tool steel is the term for a group of alloy steels with a high chromium and carbon content. The main difference between this and stainless steel is the high carbon content which makes the tool harder.

ADVANTAGES

DISADVANTAGES

Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Hard
  • Brittle due its carbon content
  • Corrodes easier than stainless steel

Stainless steel

Stainless steel Stainless steel is an iron alloy which contains a minimum of 10.5% chromium. It can also have added elements such as nickel, titanium and copper to enhance its properties, such as its strength.

ADVANTAGES

DISADVANTAGES

Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Will not tarnish
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Soft in comparison to tool steel
Stainless steel telescopic gauge The best material to choose for your telescopic gauge would be stainless steel due to its chromium content. This provides the gauge with the most corrosion resistance.