I bought a box of single-edge blades from our local Ace store a couple of years ago and they were coated with grease. NG for tape cutting.
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When I was editing magnetic tape four decades ago, I used single edge
blades sold in packs of fifty or 100 by Ace Hardware stores. We didn't use
them too often before discarding and kept them well away from magnetic
fields. I cannot recall ever having a problem with them. Ace Hardware is
still around but I haven't had to buy any s/e blades in a long time.
On Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 2:39 PM Lou Judson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I’ve never had a problem with steel blades. Just degauss them if you have
> pops. And test it on scrap tape of course.
> Not sure I’ve ever used stainless, and I’ve edited millions of splices
> over the years!
> Lou Judson
> Intuitive Audio
> > On Nov 22, 2019, at 7:14 AM, Gary A. Galo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Hi Martin,
> > I'm still working from stock I bought from Polyline Corp back in the
> 1990s, so I haven't had to buy any. I did find these on line this morning:
> > http://www.tracertek.com/tape-splicing-razor-blades
> > TracerTek doesn't specifically say that they're stainless steel. I would
> assume that both are grease-free, but it's worth asking just to make sure.
> > I don't actually use a razor blade for tape cutting - I have a Nagy
> 25STS splicer that I've had for decades, and would not part with. It still
> makes clean, repeatable splices that are a symmetrical 45 degrees in either
> direction. It's very difficult to find these used, however.
> > Best,
> > Gary
> > ____________________________
> > Gary Galo
> > Audio Engineer Emeritus
> > The Crane School of Music
> > SUNY at Potsdam, NY 13676
> > "Great art presupposes the alert mind of the educated listener."
> > Arnold Schoenberg
> > "A true artist doesn't want to be admired, he wants to be believed."
> > Igor Markevitch
> > "If you design an audio system based on the premise that nothing is
> > on that system nothing will be audible."
> > G. Galo
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> > Subject: [EXTERNAL] [ARSCLIST] Looking for.......
> > Does anyone have a source for suitable single edged razor blades for
> tape editing (not attracted by a magnet) and/or pressure pad/spring
> assemblies for cassettes?
> > Thanks.
> > Martin
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