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1967 posts in 2097 days


#1 posted 1077 days ago

I’m taking a wild guess. I’ll bet the thick one is to stiffen a thin cutting blade. Tool steel costs much more than cheap iron. The cap plate holds the thin blade to the stiffener and you have mass with very little high grade steel. Like I said, a wild guess.

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