Amana Teflon-coated ArmorMax Saw Blades
I still have the age-old question in my mind: If nothing sticks to Teflon, how do they get it to stick to the pan? Amana Tool doesn’t answer the question, but they have developed a new line of aftermarket industrial-quality A.G.E. Series saw blades that feature a Teflon-like (ArmorMAX) non-stick coating to reduce friction, provide smooth cuts, prevent rust and improve overall blade life. Add a torch and hold them with a pair of insulated vice grips and they also make a mean omelet. The Amana Teflon-coated ArmorMax saw 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.
They are designed specifically for professional woodworkers and cabinetmakers and the new line contains eight of the most popular A.G.E. saw blade sizes in thin- and full-kerf designs. The new blades are made 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. Also 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.
Amana Teflon-coated ArmorMax Saw Blades Technology
The Amana Teflon-coated ArmorMax saw blades manufacturing process begins with laser-cutting the bodies from 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. PTFE is polytetrafluoroethylene – literally the non-brand name version of Teflon. Finally, the carbide tips are ground to Amana’s strict specifications, enhancing the blades’ 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.
“We recognized a need within our A.G.E. line for a coated saw blade that provides enhanced performance while extending blade life.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.”
– Frank Misiti, Amana Tool technical director
A.G.E. Amana Teflon-coated ArmorMax saw 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.