Apr 11, 2011 · The reason leaf springs in cars are relatively easy to drill is the Heat Treatment process is done at a fairly high temp. between 700-800 degrees C. This makes the steel a lot easier to drill than say a piece of steel heat treated at 100 degrees C. Fe26, Apr 11, 2011. SHARE POST #22. Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Leaf Springs Oct 04, 2019 · As leaf springs compress and extend, the arch changes causing the spring to get longer and shorter as they cycle. One end of the spring is fixed to the chassis, while the other end uses a shackle to account for this change in length.
Dec 09, 2013 · Technical cutting leaf springs? Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 1955IHC, Dec 8, 2013. Joined:Aug 20, 2013 But making up a couple of one piece blocks is going to be safer and tidier than stacking old pieces of leaf spring. (probably less work too depending on your access to steel drilling leaf springs (FAQ) IH8MUD ForumFeb 11, 2007 · Sacramento, CA. Feb 10, 2007. #8. If you would do a search, you would find my thread about drilling leaf springs. Regular drill bits, even expensive cobalt ones do not work. The high carbon steel work hardens, and after a few turns of the bit, the spring steel is too hard for the bit to cut. There are specialized bits for cutting this kind of Newbie milling spring steel - Practical MachinistAug 04, 2007 · Two of the parts I need to make are landing gear legs made from 1/2" spring steel. I had the leg blanks water jet cut to design and now I want to mill a 1" radius on the edges. I am using a HSS concave milling cutter 4-1/4" x 1" x 1-1/4" I have milled some aluminum and other steel