MAXITE is a tungsten-cobalt-vanadium high-speed tool steel. It is best used when maximum chip removal with single-point cutting tools is of primary importance. Tools made from Maxite will cut tough and hard materials such as stainless steels and hardened alloy steels with relative ease. It is excellent for cutting weld flashings and gritty, scaly hard castings. Among its many applications are drills, lathe tools, planer tools, cutoff tools and roll-turning tools. This datasheet provides information on composition and hardness. It also includes information on wear resistance as well as forming, heat treating, and machining. Filing Code: TS-461. Producer or source: Columbia Tool Steel Company.