If the scraper blades you are using are made from 1075 spring steel you are buying a lesser quality scraper blade. U.S. Shotblast Parts and Service Corp uses 1095 spring steel. The difference is very important. You may not know unless you ask the manufacturer what quality of the steel they are using to manufacture scraper blades because that information is not marked anywhere on a scraper blade. It is important for you to know that U.S. Shotblast Parts and Service Corp uses materials of only the finest quality to produce our scraper blades.
Steel is an alloy made of iron and carbon.
There are different types of steel. Not all are used to manufacture scraper blades. One type of steel is stainless steel which has a high chromium content that forms an invisible layer on the steel to prevent corrosion and staining. This type of steel is not used for manufacturing scraper blades. Another type of steel is carbon steel which has a higher carbon content that gives the steel a lower melting point, more malleability, durability and better heat distribution. Spring steel is a hardened form of carbon steel. The hardening process allows spring steel to retain its form and to spring back if it is bent. These traits lend themselves very well to using spring steel as a raw material for scraper blades.
Now we come to the difference between 1075 and 1095 spring steel. The amount of carbon content is the major differentiator between the two types of spring steel. The chemical difference is that 1095 has more carbon and therefore is harder, bends less and holds a better edge. 1095 is the very finest commercial quality of spring steel available. That is why U.S.Shotblast Parts and Service Corp uses only this type of steel.
Be careful who you buy your scraper blades from. Some manufacturers use 1075 spring steel which is cheaper to use but it makes an inferior product compared to using 1095 spring steel. Every scraper blade U.S. Shotblast Parts and Service Corp manufactures is made from 1095 spring steel, nothing less. Whether you buy a .094 thick blade or a .125 thick blade, they are both made from 1095 spring steel. The same is true for our 3-inch or 4-inch deep blades as well as every length from 6 inches to 24 inches.
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