Grade Steel Types
Economy M2+ HSS This is a great new line of affordable steel
that looks and performs much the same as our premium steel, its
good for short to medium runs in hard & softwoods. Great for
those competitive bids. Available in 5/16" corrugated only.
Industry standard in the woodworking field. Made from the highest
quality alloys with strict machining tolerances for optimum production.
It contains 6% Tungsten and 5% Molybdenum and hardened to 62 RC
for better wear resistance in harder materials. M2 high
speed steel is the guage that most all tooling steels are
measured against. Great for medium to long runs in hardwoods and
"Best Value", Offers
20-30% or more in longer run times than M2 moulding knives. They
are made from 18% Tungsten for extra long runs. T1 is hardened
to 64 RC, and cuts and grinds about the same as M2. T1-HSS is
a great choice for most industrial millwork factories that often
have runs in excess of 5,000 lift in hardwoods.
Black Nitride HSS:
Black Nitride is a premium HSS with a case hardened and black
oxide coating to resist wear and pitch build up. Black Nitride
is another tool in your arsenal that can deliver 20-50% longer
run times than standard M2 moulding knives, yet they are as easy
to machine as standard M2. Our special case hardening procedure
hardens the cutting edge to a depth of .010 and a high hardness
of 73 RC, similar to that of (Opti Steel).
Is a high vanadium, longer wearing high speed steel alloy and
is the latest in moulder knife life technology. It represents
the best choice before resorting to carbide in hard to machine
hardwoods such as hard maple and hickory. Vanadium carbide particle
are in higher concentration with Cobalt for unbeatable wear resistance
10x's or more the performance of M2 steel. Carbide can be used
for MDF or composites with great results. Available in Back-Pack
style or inlaid per the best application. Replaceable inserts
are available on W&H cutters. Let our tooling expert guide
you when this is the best tooling alternative.
stock profiles when ordering molding knives
custom profiles when ordering molding knives
for just template with no knives, Base
Board Knife-set 17
** ) Represents pricing for 1/2"
depth of cut or less in corrugated steel only, deeper depth of
cut may be slightly higher in price. Quoted prices are for "2
knife sets" in corrugated steel, prices are calculated per
inch per knife. Discounts available for 3 knife sets in planer
moulders, but slightly more for just grinding 1 knife. There is
a minimum width charge of 2 1/4" per knife regardless of
actual width of knife. Cope and sticks cost and extra $25.00 per
set. Please call
or email for W&H and Moulder/Planer pricing.