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Top 3 Reasons to Consider Carbon Steel Skinner Blades

The history of adding carbon to iron dates back to 400 BC when Indian metalworkers devised the very first smelting method. Known as “Wootz” steel, the material was shipped across the world and was used to forge “Damascus steel” swords. Rumored to be sharp enough to cut feathers in…Continue reading Top 3 Reasons to Consider Carbon Steel Skinner Blades

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February 3rd, 2020

Tungsten Carbide – The Pros and Cons

When it comes to industrial knives and blades, material selection matters. The purchase of industrial machine knives and blades is often driven by price because the decision-maker is unaware of the benefits of using a different and more suitable material. Let's be honest, two…Continue reading Tungsten Carbide – The Pros and Cons

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January 27th, 2020

Packaging Industry Trends: Three to Watch in 2020 and Beyond

We’re ushering in a new decade and with that comes insightful thoughts about what’s to come in the next 10-years. Like many industries, packaging is forecast to change significantly within the coming years. Some the anticipated shifts are the typical, predictable trends – pricing…Continue reading Packaging Industry Trends: Three to Watch in 2020 and Beyond

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January 20th, 2020

Top 3 Reasons to Work with an Industrial Knife Expert When Sharpening Your Knives and Blades

As you conduct routine maintenance on your machinery, it’s common to take a look at your machine knives and evaluate them for replacement or sharpening. It’s not unusual for knife sharpening to be delayed in place of other more “critical” maintenance needs. However, overlooking the…Continue reading Top 3 Reasons to Work with an Industrial Knife Expert When Sharpening Your Knives and Blades

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January 13th, 2020

Why Metallurgy Matters for Your Cutting Operation

When it comes to manufacturing, distributing, and selling industrial knives and blades, metallurgy matters. A keen understanding of metallurgy plays a crucial role in determining what type of steel to use, when an element will enhance or detract from the performance of a cutting…Continue reading Why Metallurgy Matters for Your Cutting Operation

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Top Three Signs Your Chipper Anvil May Need Maintenance

Tree care professionals are well-acquainted with the importance of maintaining and replacing wood chipper blades on a regular basis. However, there’s more to maintaining the performance of your machine than keeping up with your knives when they start to dull. One of the most…Continue reading Top Three Signs Your Chipper Anvil May Need Maintenance

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November 27th, 2019

Top 5 Reasons to look at ACE Brand Knives vs. the OEM

When it’s time to replace your industrial machine knives or blades, you might not realize you have a choice when comes to your knife vendor. OEM (Original Equipment Manufactured) replacement knives are those that are made or sold by the manufacturer of the machinery. Finding the…Continue reading Top 5 Reasons to look at ACE Brand Knives vs. the OEM

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