Replacing the knife on your Horizon APC-61II hydraulic cutter is very important to ensure you are always getting a perfect cut, without straining and wearing down the machine. The power of the electric system will push even a dull blade through your stack, but when a dull blade is used the machine works much harder and will wear down quicker. An easy and fairly inexpensive way to keep your cutter performing at its peak for years to come is to frequently replace your knife.
High speed steel knives (HHS) are made of a bi-metallic composition consisting of one part 18% tungsten high speed steel and one part standard grade steel. A special fusion process bonds these two grades of steel together to produce an extremely wear-resistant knife. Offers a longer life than standard inlay knives. While not precise for every user and application, you can use this as a general rule of thumb: inlaid knifes offer 16 hours of use, or about 3,000 cycle runs before they need replacing*.
***Please note: Cutter manufacturers have been known to make changes to their cutters over time, while keeping the same model name and number. At times, the blade specifications can change. To make sure the blade listed is correct for your machine, compare the measurements listed on Binding101.com to the measurements of your current blade. If they are not exactly the same, please call us at (866)537-2244 and we will help determine what blade your machine requires.***
|Knife Type||High Speed Steel|
|Knife Make-Up||50% High Speed Steel (with 18% Tungsten)|
50% Standard Grade Steel
|Size||30.118" L x 4.331" W x 0.315" D|
|Compatible Cutters||Horizon APC-61II Hydraulic Cutter|
* General estimate calculated based on 50# bond paper. Can vary greatly depending on specific applications and materials being cut.