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Carbide

Carbide is a commonly used material for cutting and measuring tools. Specifically, carbide is a particular compound of carbon and comes in two varieties: tungsten carbide and titanium carbide. Carbide may be found in saw blades, drill bits, or indicator contact points. Much stronger than other materials, carbide is the top choice for most tools due to its durability and economic benefit. It is possible to sharpen carbide once it dulls using specialized abrasives, and carbide is generally given a rating between 8 and 9 on the MOHS scale.
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