This vintage book contains a detailed treatise on high-speed steel, including information on its properties, uses, and development, together with hints and tips concerning common problems. Profusely illustrated with useful tables, charts, and diagrams, this volume is highly recommended for those with an interest in steel manufacturing and metal work. Contents include: "The Development and Nature of High-Speed Steels", "Early Tool Steels", "Self-Hardening and High-Speed Steel", "Forging the Tools", "Hardening - The High Treatment Practically Applied", "Hardening - The Barium Chloride Process", "Tempering", "Annealing", "Grinding", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on metal work. First published in 1910.