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#1 posted 09-17-2011 03:55 AM

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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