Tungsten Carbide is extremely hard, heat resistant, and stretch resistant making it useful in intensive high-run conversion processes. With a hardness equal to RC 75-80, industrial blades made from Tungsten Carbide can be expected to last 10 ?50 times longer than blades made from tool steel if you can avoid chipping or breaking the blades.
All grades of carbide are susceptible to chipping and breakage, making carbide blades only appropriate for certain cutting applications. Due to its high cost and potential for breaking, many of our clients choose carbide tipped blades rather than solid carbide blades.
If you are considering a solid or tipped carbide blade then let the industrial blade experts at Carolina Knife choose the right grade of tungsten carbide that will provide the appropriate balance of wear resistance and toughness for your cutting application.