they made fishing jigs from lead and make from tungsten how to tell the differnts?
- GlacierwolfLv 74 weeks ago
Lead - is soft. Nearly pure lead - you can scratch it with a finger nail. If you drop it on a piece of metal or hard floor it goes 'thud'. It's not a good conductor of heat - hold it for a few seconds it warms up in your hand.
Tungsten and its alloys are some of the hardest stuff known to man. You wont be scratching it with your thumb - unless you happen to have a set of jeweling files you wont be scratching it at all. Drop it on another piece of metal - goes 'clang' or 'clunk' but never 'thud'. Tungsten is a good heat conductor - hold it in your hand it will take time to finally warm up..... since the heat is sent to part not in your hand.
I know tungsten steel is highly magnetic - I don't know about pure tungsten - you might google that. Running a magnet would be simple and fast.
- NancyLv 64 weeks ago
Hold a magnet to it. Tungsten will attract to a magnet. Lead won't.