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Quick Facts: Blade Types Explained

2-Facet: A good balance of sharpness and durability. Primarily for scraping and basic cutting.

3-Facet: Precision ground third angle increases sharpness. Used for thin or delicate material. Reduces foreign material transfer. Developed with specific cleanroom applications in mind.

Stainless Steel: Best for applications where corrosion can be an issue, such as cleanroom environments. Provides precise initial cut.

Carbon Steel: Durable for tougher and harder material.

Plastic Blade: Best for applications where safety, scratches, pitting, and rust are a concern. Blades come in a variety of tensile strengths, have a longer lasting edge, low moisture and chemical absorption, a low friction coefficient, and a longer shelf life. Perfect for glass, plastics, chrome, marble, and painted surfaces.  

Coated Blade: Improves lubricity through cutting process for cleanest cuts.

Uncoated Blade: No additional coating. In many cases coatings are not needed for application, and the blade tends to be less expensive than coated blades.

Washed Blade: A cleaning process developed to reduce oil and particulates from manufacturing process to create the cleanest blade available:

Backing: Steel backing will create a stiff blade. Aluminum backing allows for blade flexibility. Stainless steel is best for environments where corrosion is a concern.

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