Wearproofed Counter Knives
A wearproofed counter knife from Universal will last 4 times longer than counter knives made from chipper-knife steel. We braze heat-treated HSS inserts into mild steel substrates, which puts the wearproofing where it needs to be, on the bevel.
Universal’s 50+ years of finish-grinding techniques guarantee uniform “flatness” from one end of the counter knife to the other. Our finished brazed knives have no irregularities, which can create packing problems.
Universal maintains a large inventory of wearproofed counter knives. We stock counter knives for most chippers manufactured in North America. We also manufacture many custom-built counter knives. Just send us your drawings or samples.
Take it to the Max!
Universal now offers a new counter knife called the Max Knife. Its main bevel is brazed with tungsten carbide. It contains carefully selected impact-resistant grades of carbide, which will not deform, chip, or fracture when struck by debris. In fact, the Max Knife is populatr with in-woods or on-site chipping operations where debris is a constant problem. The Max Knife is also widely used in whole-log chippers with 96-130″ disc sizes.
The Max Knife won’t last forever, but you could forget how to change it before it wears out!