Farmingdale, N.Y. – Sept. 12, 2012 – Amana Tool, manufacturer of industrial-quality carbide-tipped, solid carbide and replacement carbide cutting tools, today announced immediate availability of its blue blades, which feature an exclusive ElectroBlu™ translucent blue non-stick saw blade coating. The coating is applied using an environmentally friendly electrostatic process that deposits a strong, uniform micron-thin covering on the entire saw blade. Amana’s ElectroBlu saw blades, also known as “the blue blades,” are already in use at numerous large facilities and small woodworking shops alike.
ElectroBlu is the only non-stick coating that also envelops the carbide blade tips as well as the saw body. The blue blades’ micron-thin blue-tinted coating protects the surface of the blades from resin build-up and corrosion, prolonging the blade life and carbide tip sharpness, leading to longer tooth life and ensuring optimum performance. Amana’s exclusive ElectroBlu coating is much thinner than the Teflon-like non-stick coatings on the market today, and it doesn't interfere with saw blade clearances or cutting performance. The blue blades have been subjected to extensive testing to ensure the finish adheres to Amana's stringent quality and performance standards.
“The exclusive ElectroBlu coating provides a protective barrier against resin and corrosion for Amana’s saw blades, which continue to provide superior cutting performance,” said Frank Misiti, Amana’s technical director. “Our top priority in creating a non-stick coating was a unique formula that protects our saw blades while not interfering with the tool’s mechanical characteristics. Amana is proud of what we call ‘the new blue’ saw blades and the benefits they deliver to professional woodworkers and hobbyists alike.”
Amana’s blue blades, featuring the ElectroBlu non-stick coating, are available in a variety of sizes, including #MB10800, a double-sided melamine blade, and #LB10801, a non-melting plastic cutting blade. For more information, including a list of authorized dealers, visit www.amanatool.com. Follow Amana Tool on Twitter (http://twitter.com/amanatool) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/AmanaTool).
• Micron-thin translucent blue-tinted coating
• Reduces heat build-up and resin accumulation
• Applied using an electrostatic bonding process
• Improves clearance and cutting performance
• Environmentally friendly coating
• Subjected to extensive performance and quality tests
• Easy clean up
• Compatible with "SawStop" Safety System
About Amana Tool
An industry leader for nearly 40 years, Amana Tool specializes in solid carbide and carbide-tipped cutting tools for the woodworking, plastics and aluminum industries. Amana Tool's full line of industrial-quality woodworking tools includes saw blades, router bits, shaping cutters, boring bits and more for wood, plastics and aluminum. The company was founded in 1972 and has corporate headquarters in Farmingdale, N.Y. and a West Coast distribution center in El Cajon, Calif. For a complete listing of Amana Tool's products, visit www.amanatool.com.