Frequently Asked Questions

About Ordering

How can I obtain a catalog?
You can download PDFs of our product catalogs here, request a catalog from Customer Service, or simply browse our online product catalog.

How are AccuTec’s blades superior to other blades?
AccuTec designs and engineers precision blades. We anticipate customer needs, choose metals and alloys with the right properties, understand critical performance requirements and grind, cut and coat to exact specifications. Learn more about how AccuTec’s are engineered to perform.

How do I place an order?
Complete the “How Can We Help” form for a representative from Customer Service to contact you or call our toll-free number 800-336-4061.

Can I place a purchase order on the website?
We are currently unable to receive purchase orders from our website. We ask that you contact Customer Service at 800-336-4061 or email

Whom do I contact with questions about my order?
AccuTec Customer Service is available to answer questions at 800-336-4061 or by email at

About Communications

How do I subscribe for promotional emails?
Look for the email sign-up button on the Contact page or in the site footer. All you need to do is provide your name, email address, and company.

How do I unsubscribe from promotional emails?
You can click the link at the bottom of any email we send to instantly and securely unsubscribe.

About AccuTec

How long has AccuTec been in business?
AccuTec was established in 1875 in Brooklyn, New York as Star Razor. After the second world war, the company moved to Verona, Virginia, relocating over 100 employees to the Shenandoah Valley.   In 2015, the company became AccuTec Blades, Inc.

AccuTec has a 275,000 square foot facility in Verona, Virginia, operational since 1957.  This facility manufactures 145 blade types including industrial, surgical, hobby and specialty utilizing 58 raw steels and aluminums.   Certifications:  ISO 9001:2015; ISO 13485:2016; MOD 93/42 EEC, CE.

AccuTec has a 42,000 square foot facility in Obregon, Mexico, operational since 2006.  This facility manufacturers 10 blade types using 8 raw steels and aluminums.  Certifications:  ISO 9001:2015; ISO 13485:2016; Mexico Clean Industry Verification & Social Resp. Cert., Distintivo ESR.

What trade shows does AccuTec attend?
AccuTec typically attends or exhibits approximately 50 trade shows per year, both national and international. A sampling of our 2020 shows are The International Surface Event (TISE/Surfaces), Sherwin Williams, Medica, Fisher Scientific, American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), and Congreso Mexicano de Dermatología.  With the onset of Covid-19, AccuTec has halted trade show participation until government guidelines deem appropriate. Virtual show participation is being evaluated.

Is AccuTec hiring?
Open position listings are maintained on the Career Opportunities page . Online applications are available. You may obtain a printed application by contacting Human Resources at 540-248-8000 ext. 2274.

About Our Blades

What makes AccuTec’s blades different from other blades?
AccuTec Blades designs and engineers precision blades. We anticipate customer needs, understand critical performance requirements, choose metals and alloys with the right properties, and grind, cut and coat to exact specifications.

What is the difference between 2 Facet and 3 Facet?
Precision-ground two-facet blades balance sharpness and durability, qualities which are especially important when cutting through tough fibers and materials. Ultra sharp three-facet blades cut with greater precision and are ideal for intricate cuts. Learn more on our edges and angles page.

What is the difference between carbon and stainless steel blades?
Blades are composed of two common iron alloys: carbon steel and stainless steel. Carbon steel is manufactured from iron strengthened with carbon. Stainless steel also incorporates chromium to prevent corrosion. Learn more on our metals page.

What is a degreased blade?
A degreased blade is processed through our degreasing treatment whereby any oils, grease and other contaminants are removed. Learn more on our coatings page.

What does “cleanroom-ready” mean?
Cleanroom-ready indicates that the blades are washed, and the packaging is ready for immediate use in any cleanroom environment.