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Chromoly Steel

In this video, Austin Zimmerman, shares insights on their process of cutting 4130 Chromoly, a harder than usual mild steel material, with a 601 VTH blade. Austin talks about the specific settings and the efficiency of their HEM H130HA-DC bandsaw for this operation. He highlights the extensive capabilities of their facility, ranging from one inch to five-foot cut diameters, including vertical cuts. Austin also emphasizes the benefits of owning Houston Metal Sawing, like being able to test their products in real-world scenarios.

About Chromoly Steel

Chromoly steel is a type of low alloy steel that gets its name from a combination of the words “chromium” and “molybdenum” – two of the major alloying elements.

Chromoly steel is often used when more strength is required than that of mild carbon steel, though it often comes at an increase in cost. 

Chromoly falls under the AISI 41xx designations, and it is important to be aware of the different properties and applications of chromoly steel when deciding which material you need.

Chromoly Steel

Cutting Specifications
 7 inches diameter
 1 ½ inch / minute
 190 feet / minute
 6 minutes to cut


  • Double Column Automatic Horizontal Band Saw
  • Fully Automatic Operation, Swing Away Console, Bundling Vises

Q601 VTH Plus M42

  • Ideal for cutting hard steels or in high production applications
  • Can be used on all types of band saws

QFluids C-5200

  • Semi Synthetic Coolant
  • Formulated specifically for the band sawing industry
  • Lubricates and cools the Band Saw Blade

Bandsaw Blade Feed and Speed Calculator

Use the handy Speed and Feed Calculator on Sawblade.com to determine the correct blade speed and blade tooth pitch based on the material you are cutting.

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6938 Barney Rd
Houston, Texas 77093

Precision Cutting Specialist

Our sawing capabilities include a large range of metals, castings, plastics or molded parts. You can count on Houston Metal Sawing to deliver your parts on time and within budget.

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