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Old 09-22-2018, 09:42 PM   #8
Mike_The_Grad
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Re: Science and stuff...

Mike16, what you say is true regarding the chromium in stainless steel. It is not the chromium that is magnetic. But the amount of chromium and whether or not Nickel is added is what makes stainless steel magnetic. Ferritic Stainless steel has a high chromium content but maintains its magnetism, whereas austenitic stainless steel is not magnetic and usually contains Nickel. I learned all about metallurgy while completing the Welding Technology Program at Ventura Community College. I'm glad to see someone understand where I'm coming from and actually reads someone's post before replying.

71meangreenc10,
That is awesome and I wish I had known about that beforehand. If this one fails on me I'm ordering that plastic one. Thanks. That's going into my bookmarks for future reference.
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