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  1. #1
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    Default Cast iron/cast steel

    Is there an easy way to determine if I have a piece of cast steel or if it is cast iron?

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    If it will cut with a torch it is cast steel, cast iron will only melt
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    Usually cast iron has a rough finish to it such as a cast iron frying pan or weights in a gym, engine blocks, looking close enough, you can see or feel the pores from the sand casting.

    Cast steel has a smooth finish to it like some cookware, motor housings, gears, sprockets, etc.
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    Cool

    Spark test.

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    what is a spark test?

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    Talking

    Cast Iron will make a thud type sound if you hit it with a hammer wheras cast steel will haver more of a ring sound to it.

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    Mig weld a piece of scrap steel to it.

    If it holds - cast steel

    If it falls off - cast iron

    LOL

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    Toe test! drop it on your toe, cast steel makes you say OOUUChh !,cast iron makes you say@#%%#^%#

    Seriously though, spark test. Dull orange sparks off a grinding wheel are iron, steel is yellow.

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