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Whats the difference between steel and carbides

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by maelawncare, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. maelawncare

    maelawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    Ok i tried doing a search and couldnt find any threads that acutally said the difference between them. I am ordering new edges and wanted to know what the difference is. And if the added cost of the carbides justifies them.
  2. Snowaway

    Snowaway Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    carbide is a much tougher metal I have cut through 1/4" mild steel with a 7 1/4" carbide skill saw blade. Just don't push!!!!
  3. maelawncare

    maelawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    what do u mean by just dont push?
  4. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    whats the price difference?
  5. maelawncare

    maelawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    $250 more for the carbides than just stock ones.
  6. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,032

    We have some carbide edges and we had trouble with them biting the pavement too much and constantly tripping the edge. B@B informed me I that other carbides don't do this but we just run all carbon steel edges now.