Category: Hardness Tester Accessories


Portable Rockwell Hardness Testing is Easier With the Bench Stand

Since 1947 Ames has been providing you with top-of-the-line portable Rockwell hardness testers for the hardness testing of various metals. We are committed to ensuring the accuracy of your measuring instruments. You can count on our help to get your job done in a safe and convenient manner. This accessory is made of 100% cast iron specially designed to fit any of your Ames Hardness Testers (with the exception of the Model 8 and Model 16 special testers).  The sleeve protects your tester from scratching and the no-slip bottom ensures you can use both hands to conduct your Ames test with no worries.

Ames Bench stand helps you get an accurate reading by removingl the awkward and challenging issues when trying to test your equipment.

  • Cast iron for solid support
  • Holds tester at a convenient angle, freeing hands for ease of use
  • Internal fiber sleeve protects handle
  • 11 lbs.

Looking for instructions on how to use our tester? Download our famous Rockwell tester manual.

Get an Accurate Reading With Ames Rockwell Hardness Test Blocks

To ensure your Rockwell metal hardness tester is performing at it’s highest efficiency you should perform accuracy checks regularly.

You can purchase standard or superficial test blocks in:

  • Brass

  • Hard Steel

  • Soft Steel

You can also request a specially calibrated test block. Ames offers the best quality hardness test block selection.  Every Ames test block comes with a certificate of calibration.

Our test blocks are manufactured to meet the highest standards including automotive and aerospace standards.  When you Match specific blocks to a specific penetrator, a set relationship is established, and they can be eliminated as potential variables in the hardness test system. When an issue comes up our blocks help you quickly and accurately determine whether your Rockwell hardness tester is the source. Each block has been calibrated on a tester whose accuracy has been verified using ASTM and N.I.S.T. traceable load and depth measuring devices. The individual test blocks are marked with their own unique serial number.  More information available upon request.