W-1 Drill Rod
Chemical Composition
Carbon (C) 0.95-1.05
Manganese (Mn)  0.3-0.4
Silicon (Si)  0.1-0.25
Chromium (Cr) 0.15
Max Molybdenum (Mo) 0.1
Max Tungsten (W) 0.15
Max Vanadium (V) 0.1
Max Phosphorus (P)0.025
Max Sulfur (S)0.025 
Rockwell Hardness: 56C
Corrosion Resistance: Low
Machinability:  Highest
Depth of Hardening: Shallow
Weldability: Medium
Grindability: Highest
Wear Resistance: Medium
Distortion in Heat Treating: High
Overall Toughness: High
Decarburization Resistance: Highest
Strength: Medium
Resistance to Heat Softening: Low


Typical Uses
Typical applications for W1 drill rod are shafts, pins, taps, drills, punches, arbors, machinery parts, cold forming tools, blacksmithing tools, woodworking tools, chisels, etc.

W-1 Drill Rod

W1 Drill Rod is highly versatile, and often the least expensive grade of drill rod making it one of the most popular drill rods on the market. W1 Drill Rod has a high carbon content allowing it to be used often without heat treatment, for maintenance applications. These drill rods treat evenly and provide toughness and maximum wear resistance. W1 Drill Rods are ground to a surface finish of better than 40 micro inches and are free from defects and decarburization.