Leitz introduces MC 33 coated knives for dramatically extended service life and optimized productivity. Leitz has invested in advanced vacuum furnace technology to coat tools during the final stages of the heat treating process. Leitz MC 33 coating is a permanent hard shell coating which protects the cutting edge from erosion and corrosion—the primary cause of wear and dulling in all cutting applications. MC 33 coated high speed steel (HSS) knives and tools last six times longer than standard uncoated knives and may perform as long as carbide knives in many applications. Coated knives offer a 600% increase in productivity between sharpening cycles, while dramatically reducing knife sharpening and replacement costs. The permanent MC 33 coating is maintained on the critical knife face throughout the sharpening process and service life of the tool.
Leitz knives and tools are certified weight balanced and marked with the Leitz quality seal. Dynamically balanced knives and tools provide optimized finish quality and longevity while protecting machine bearings.
The Leitz MC 33 coated planer knives are an IWF 2012 Challengers Award entry. Visit us in booths #7534 and #7544 to see more innovative solutions that continue to optimize productivity and shape the future of the woodworking and advanced materials industries.