Hu-Friedy recently announced the results of an independent scientific study that the company commissioned to evaluate the sharpness and edge retention of two scaler brands. The study measured the sharpness of Hu-Friedy EverEdge scalers in a comparison with American Eagle XP scalers.
On July 15, the Chicago-based company announced that the testing results revealed Hu-Friedy’s EverEdge Technology is “30% sharper when brand new and retains this advantage even after simulated use when compared to the leading sharpen-free scaler brand.”
The Cutlery & Allied Trades Research Association (CATRA) in the United Kingdom conducted the testing. The blade laboratory measured the sharpness of EverEdge Technology versus XP Technology. Hu-Friedy said it also asked CATRA researchers to assess the effectiveness of high quality stainless steel versus “coated” scalers (XP Technology).
Ken Serota, president of Hu-Friedy, said, “The goal of this scientific study is to clarify the sharpness of hand scalers. The truth is that coated scalers are not as sharp and actually cannot be sharpened without rendering the scaler useless … we felt it was our duty to dispel the myths and provide objective information about which scaler starts sharper and stays sharper longer. And the research validates that EverEdge is sharper both out of the box and after use.”
To view the entire press release submitted by Hu-Friedy, click here.