Brinell hardness numbers Material Softwood (e.g., pine) Hardness 1.

6 HBS 10/100

Hardwood
Aluminium Copper Mild steel

2.6–7.0 HBS 1.6 10/100
15 HB 35 HB 120 HB

18-8 (304) stainless steel annealed
Glass Hardened tool steel Rhenium diboride
Note: Standard test conditions unless otherwise stated Source material from Wikipedia.

200 HB[4]
1550 HB 1500–1900 HB 4600 HB

Various Rockwell scales[11]
Scale A Abbreviation HRA Load 60 kgf Indenter 120° diamond cone†
1⁄ 16-inch-diameter

Use Tungsten carbide Aluminium, brass, and soft steels Harder steels

B

HRB

100 kgf

(1.588 mm) steel sphere 120° diamond cone 120° diamond cone
1⁄ 8-inch-diameter (3.175 mm) steel sphere
1⁄ 16-inch-diameter

C D

HRC HRD

150 kgf 100 kgf

E

HRE

100 kgf

F

HRF

60 kgf

(1.588 mm) steel sphere
1⁄ 16-inch-diameter

G
†Also

HRG
called a brale indenter

150 kgf

(1.588 mm) steel sphere

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