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Old 04-02-2019, 05:37 PM
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Why arent we Hardening our hook points

A bloke at work saw me sharpening my latest batch of cheap jigheads the other day.

He says - "why dont you Heat treat the points and quench them in oil"

and I said - "I dont know - wouldnt that make them brittle"

he says - "Yeah but they would be harder and hold their points longer"

But I dont know enough about it to offer an informed comment.

Has anyone else got some thoughts on this process in relation to hook points


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Old 04-02-2019, 06:01 PM
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Id rather not have brittle hooks, especially on trebles in smaller sizes

Hear treating is a pretty particular exercise, and if you screw it up on something as fine as a light gauge treble, who knows what could result.

I think Id just stick to the old hand sharpen and replace as necessary

Heat treating, in my highly unqualified opinion, is more beneficial to solid tooling, like knife blades and chisels, given they have been the mass to absorb height heats without damage/deformation.

Dont melt your jig heads if you do get keen on it, nothing worse that a bit of hot metal splatter!
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Old 04-02-2019, 11:54 PM
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Id rather not have brittle hooks, especially on trebles in smaller sizes

Hear treating is a pretty particular exercise, and if you screw it up on something as fine as a light gauge treble, who knows what could result.

I think Id just stick to the old hand sharpen and replace as necessary

Heat treating, in my highly unqualified opinion, is more beneficial to solid tooling, like knife blades and chisels, given they have been the mass to absorb height heats without damage/deformation.

Dont melt your jig heads if you do get keen on it, nothing worse that a bit of hot metal splatter!
Yeah maybe the level of precision needed will be difficult to achieve with a ciggie lighter and a cup of olive oil - might give it a miss
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