The BSN 2.5” Titanium blade is the most efficacious cast cutter blade for use with today’s hard synthetic casting materials. The blade is comprised of stainless steel opposed tooth cutting configuration that are plasma coated with Ti dioxide to create a very hard, and wear resistant coating. The titanium coating resists wear, and strengthens the blade teeth, which by themselves would dull more quickly without the benefit of the Ti coating. A side benefit to this coating is faster cutting, allowing for cooler blade temperatures; so “burning” a patient with a hot blade is far less likely. Shorter cutting times also translate into less strain on the cast saw motor; which over time can contribute to motor burnout. All said, this blade IS (in our opinion) worth the additional cost when all the benefits are considered!