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EnduroSharp™ Torlon® Gap Blade

Made from Torlon® polyamide-imide resin, EnduroSharp™ tools are sharper and retain their edge longer than competing non-metallic options.

EnduroSharp™ Aircraft Maintenance Gap Blade

Our EnduroSharp™ Torlon Gap Blade (“TGB”) inserts, available in five widths and three depths per width, are designed for use with ergonomically-designed handles sold separately or as part of a kit.  NOTE:  The use of the TGB blades with the EnduroSharp handles REQUIRES an adapter, which is sold separately (item # TGBA-001).  The blades are designed to provide aerospace maintenance professionals precise depth specific, incremental skiving of gap filler materials and are approved for use on U.S. Air Force, U.S Marine Corp., U.S. Navy and Foreign military aerospace systems. 

Incremental skiving provides a method for quick, partial depth gap filler material removal and repair.  Benefits of our TGB’s include:

  • Increased gap filler material removal rates
  • Controlled, incremental gap filler removal
  • Prevents damage to metallic and nonmetallic components or substrates
  • Stiffer, and maintains a superior cutting edge, compared to alternative thermoplastic removal tools
  • Easily re-sharpened
  • Heat resistant to 500°F/260°C
  • Chemical resistant to standard aerospace fluids and solvents

Although designed with aerospace applications in mind our tools can be used in non-aerospace applications to remove sealant materials, caulking materials and miscellaneous residue without damaging metallic surfaces (i.e. steel, titanium, and aluminum) and nonmetallic (i.e. composites surfaces (fiberglass, carbon/graphite), glass and ceramic surfaces.

Nonmetallic Material Removal Tools
Product Product Description Part Number
Torlon® Gap Blade (0.075″ x 0.075″) Gap Blade, 35° cutting angle, 0.075″ blade width by 0.075″ cutting depth TGB-75-75
Torlon® Gap Blade (0.075″ x 0.160″) Gap Blade, 35° cutting angle, 0.075″ blade width by 0.160″ cutting depth TGB-75-16
Torlon® Gap Blade (0.075″ x 0.250″) Gap Blade, 35° cutting angle, 0.075″ blade width by 0.250″ cutting depth TGB-75-25
Torlon® Gap Blade (0.100″ x 0.075″) Gap Blade, 35° cutting angle, 0.100″ blade width by 0.075″ cutting depth TGB-10-75
Torlon® Gap Blade (0.100″ x 0.160″) Gap Blade, 35° cutting angle, 0.100″ blade width by 0.160″ cutting depth TGB-10-16
Torlon® Gap Blade (0.100″ x 0.250″) Gap Blade, 35° cutting angle, 0.100″ blade width by 0.250″ cutting depth TGB-10-25
Torlon® Gap Blade (0.125″ x 0.075″) Gap Blade, 35° cutting angle, 0.125″ blade width by 0.075″ cutting depth TGB-12-75
Torlon® Gap Blade (0.125″ x 0.160″) Gap Blade, 35° cutting angle, 0.125″ blade width by 0.160″ cutting depth TGB-12-16
Torlon® Gap Blade (0.125″ x 0.250″) Gap Blade, 35° cutting angle, 0.125″ blade width by 0.250″ cutting depth TGB-12-25
Torlon® Gap Blade (0.170″ x 0.075″) Gap Blade, 35° cutting angle, 0.170″ blade width by 0.075″ cutting depth TGB-17-75
Torlon® Gap Blade (0.170″ x 0.160″) Gap Blade, 35° cutting angle, 0.170″ blade width by 0.160″ cutting depth TGB-17-16
Torlon® Gap Blade (0.170″ x 0.250″) Gap Blade, 35° cutting angle, 0.170″ blade width by 0.250″ cutting depth TGB-17-25
Torlon® Gap Blade (0.230″ x 0.075″) Gap Blade, 35° cutting angle, 0.230″ blade width by 0.075″ cutting depth TGB-23-75
Torlon® Gap Blade (0.230″ x 0.160″) Gap Blade, 35° cutting angle, 0.230″ blade width by 0.160″ cutting depth TGB-23-16
Torlon® Gap Blade (0.230″ x 0.250″) Gap Blade, 35° cutting angle, 0.230″ blade width by 0.250″ cutting depth TGB-23-25
Non-metallic aircraft repair tools, Torlon Gap Blades, incremental skiving Non-metallic aircraft repair tools, incremental skiving