The HEAT/N50ABH41 air nipper blade has brazed high speed steel inserts for enhanced durability against cutting very hard plastic. Its steep angle helps keep the air nipper body away from the cutting area for clearance. It offers a long cutting edge and is suitable for direct gate cutting while leaving no vestige for a clean-cut finish. This blade is heat-ready and accepts a 1/8” x 1.25” long heating element/thermocouple from JDV’s optional heating packages. Using a heated blade is ideal for cutting tough materials at room temperature such as glass or nylon filled plastic, acrylics, and other hard plastics. It helps prevent chipping, stress cracks, or part discoloration and leaves a smooth clean-cut finish.