Cloth and Textile
The textile and related industries have been looking to Hyde for blades for just about as long as we’ve been in business! Textiles and New England were synonymous back in the late 1800’s and Isaac Hyde saw and capitalized on this strong market for his hand knives and blades. Today, you know Hyde as the leading supplier of textile knives and cutting blades for all machine brands and types, from manual cutting equipment to fully automated production lines.
When it comes to cutting reliability, you can count on Hyde blades to provide the quality and durability you demand. For over 50 years, Hyde has manufactured and distributed replacement blades for all the major manufacturers of textile cutting equipment – Beaver, Comet, Gerber, Gury, Investronics, Lectra, K.M., Kuris, Lightning, Maimin and Wolf, to name a few.
You can find our blades cutting just about anything – from garment fabrics to carpet to upholstery. And you will find our blades being used to cut natural fibers as easily as the most modern man-made fibers. That’s because our blades are made of the finest materials to produce consistent metallurgy. This results in blades that provide you with longer life – you will benefit from less down time and reduced blade replacement cost. Using our hollow-ground knife edge design gives you needed relief from binding. This design is more efficient than a straight grind, providing you with a superior, cleaner cut.
Some of the more common blades we supply to cloth and textile processors include:
- Slitter blades
- Shear cutters
- Loom knives
- Die knives
- Bias slitters
- Ledger blades
- Mill blades
- Hand knives
You wanted to know how the various blades in the marketplace stand up against each other. In ISO #8442-5-2004 standardized testing, our textile blades were tested versus all the major competitors and outperformed them in all aspects of the testing. In fact, the testing yielded the following very impressive results:
- Hyde blades were 20% sharper out of the box on initial cutting performance than any other manufacturer worldwide – as a user, you can count on cleaner cuts, and cleaner cuts lead to longer blade life.
- Hyde blades lasted 72% longer than the leading USA manufacturer of machine blades in total cost per cut – your best value is and remains Hyde blades, dollar for dollar.
Across all categories of testing, you will get better value for your cutting operations with Hyde blades. In today’s highly competitive market, you know it is not always the “price per blade” that determines value, but the quality of cuts you get as well as the number of cuts you get. Total value can far outweigh initial price and you get the best total value with Hyde.
What makes a textile cutting blade perform beyond your expectations? Start with the best steel available. Heat treat the blank in a manner that maximizes blade straightness and flatness while retaining its cutting edge longevity. Machine it to exacting tolerances. Guarantee its performance. Every one of our blades is built with these values in mind – values that deliver the consistent performance you demand. Now that’s good value for your money!