Amana Tool Expands A.G.E. Line with Collection of ArmorMax-coated Non-stick Industrial Saw Blades

Amana Tool Expands A.G.E. Line with Collection of ArmorMax-coated Non-stick Industrial Saw Blades

Farmingdale, N.Y. – October 26, 2010 – Amana Tool, manufacturers of industrial-quality carbide-tipped, solid carbide and replacement carbide cutting tools, today announced a new collection of A.G.E.®; saw blades that feature an A.G.E.-exclusive ArmorMAX™ non-stick coating to reduce friction, provide smooth cuts, prevent rust and improve overall blade life. A.G.E. non-stick blades are designed for crosscut, miter, and general rip and cut applications in materials such as hard and soft wood, laminates, veneered plywood and chipboard.

The new line contains eight of the most popular A.G.E. saw blade sizes in thin- and full-kerf designs that are ideal for use in miter saws, sliding compound miter saws, radial arm saws and table saws, giving woodworkers and cabinetmakers access to industrial-quality saw blades both on the job site and in the shop. The thin-kerf miter and sliding compound miter blades are ideal for cutting picture frame and molding stock. Included in the ArmorMAX saw blade line is the Finito™, a series of low-noise crosscut blades that delivers extremely smooth, clean cuts when crosscutting hard and soft woods. The Finito is also suitable for veneered plywood and chipboard.

The ArmorMAX saw blade manufacturing process begins with laser-cutting the bodies from virgin steel, which are then annealed and roll tensioned. Carbide tips are brazed onto the plates using an ultra-strength tri-foil bonding material consisting of silver and copper, then the blades are coated in ArmorMAX, Amana's exclusive PTFE non-stick coating. Finally, the carbide tips are ground to Amana's strict specifications, enhancing the blades' excellent cutting performance. The non-stick A.G.E. blades also feature laser cut expansion slots and stabilizer vents that reduce noise, minimize vibrations and prevent heat buildup and blade warping. Each step in the manufacturing process is computer-controlled and monitored by sophisticated inspection equipment to assure the tightest tolerances and superior quality.

"We recognized a need within our A.G.E. line for a coated saw blade that provides enhanced performance while extending blade life," said Frank Misiti, Amana Tool technical director. "Our new non-stick collection answers this need with high-quality saw blades at the best possible prices for professional woodworkers and cabinetmakers. Our top-quality, German-manufactured saw blades are built on Amana Tool's reputation for high quality and superior performance standards."

A.G.E. ArmorMAX blades are available in 10" and 12" diameters, including the Finito (10", item MD10-800R; 12" item MD12-960R). Prices for the ArmorMAX blades start at $59.55 USD per blade; Finito blades start at $71.63 USD per blade.

To view the complete line of A.G.E. ArmorMAX blades, visit
http://www.agecuttingtools.com/armormax


About Amana Tool
An industry leader for more than 35 years, Amana Tool specializes in solid carbide, carbide insert 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.