- Slice safety blade’s unique cutting edge might seem dull, but it cuts right through your material while keeping you safe! Slice blades are finger-friendly and safe to the touch.
- Other blades are dangerously sharp. Slice blades start at a safe and effective sharpness and stay there 11 times longer.
- Slice’s scalpels have ultra thin handles, allowing for precise cutting in small spaces. Popular in laboratories and electronics manufacturing, their high-quality, innovative design is ideal for crafters, hobbyists, and professional artists.
- Slice scalpels work well on a variety of materials, such as scratchboard, craft felt, vinyl, thermal shrink wrap, freezer paper, paper and card stock, washi tape and foam core board.
- The 10568 ships with one 10518 straight-edge, rounded-tip blade. Optional replacement blades: 10519 straight edge, pointed tip; 10520 curved edge, rounded tip; 10532 corner stripping; chisels and seam rippers.
Release Date: 13-11-2017
Details: Product Description The Slice Smart Blade Cutter features Ergo-Pull Smart-Retract technology. This retracts the blade when it loses contact with cutting surface, even if finger is still on the slider-button. Patent-pending pull vs. push ergonomic slider action reduces finger strain and helps prevent injury from extra force at the end of the cutting movement. From the Manufacturer Why Ceramic Blades? Hardness & Sharpness. On the Mohs hardness scale, Metal blades are rated 5.5 vs. Ceramic blades at 8.2, second only to diamonds. Harder edges maintain sharpness longer, cut better, and require replacement far less frequently. In fact, depending on use, you can go weeks or months without having to replace a single ceramic blade. They also last up to 10x longer! Saving Money Just Makes Sense. A single Slice ceramic blade is equivalent up to 10 high-end double-sided metal blades or up to 20 high-end single sided metal blades. In terms of safety, less blade changes also mean less risk of injury. Precise Cuts in Tight Spaces The Slice 10568 Ceramic Scalpel (Replaceable Blade) combines the best features of the 10574 scalpel and the 10548 craft knife. Its slim, flat handle (only 4.1 mm thick without its cap) is capable of reaching into tight spaces, and it includes a replaceable 10518 finger-friendly blade. Compatible with Many Slice Ceramic Blades The 10568 uses the same blades as the Slice Craft Knife: non-magnetic, non-sparking, non-conductive, chemically inert, and rust free. Lightweight Handle The blades are autoclave-friendly and safe up to 1600 degrees Celsius, while the handle is lightly weighted for balance and stability. Our safety is in the blade Because Slice brings safety to ceramic cutters. The technology for advanced ceramics has existed for years but Slice is the first company to harness its advantages and innovate a new breed of safety knives. We developed a blade-manufacturing process that creates an effective, durable, and finger-friendly edge that’s not available in any other ceramic cutter. About the Startup Describe your product in 3 words. Safe. Elegant. Innovative. How did you come up with the idea for this product? Slice has a commitment to donate funds to Autism research, primarily through our main benefactor, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford University. What makes your product special? Our proprietary blade manufacturing process combines a unique sharpening angle and thicker ceramic material, resulting in a very unique patented blade that’s safer to the touch vs. metal, and requires pressure to initiate the cut — via our handles. Hence, general blade handling and blade-replacement with Slice ceramic blades is infinitely safer vs. those same activities with traditional metal blades, yet still allows for a wide range of cutting applications. What has been the best part of your startup experience? You can’t simply duplicate a metal blade in ceramic material and achieve what we have created with our current products. There’s a tremendous amount of engineering required on not only the blades and handles individually, but there’s also an incredible amount of engineering required on the combination of the handles and the blades working together in order to produce the desired balance of safer-usage and cutting capability. Even today, for our next generation of products that are currently under development, we spend the majority of our time finding the right balance between handle and blade through trial and error and what seems like endless prototypes. The best part definitely has to be seeing peoples first-time reactions when cutting cardboard with Slice and they realize how awesome the Slice ceramic blade is.
Package Dimensions: 7.7 x 3.2 x 0.2 inches