In 2002, Cardinal Saws and Blades, of Conshohocken PA, developed a patented arbor for their own concrete cutting equipment that just happens to fit the arbor of a Soff-Cut saw. The invention was a gift to the flatwork concrete industry because it finally allowed a legitimate second source of early entry diamond blades into the market that was previously dominated by Soff-Cut International. Cardinal’s entry into this market triggered a series of lawsuits and legal motions by Soff-Cut in an attempt to intimidate and financially cripple their new competitor. To those in the industry familiar with Soff-Cut and the diamond blade industry, this reaction from Soff-Cut was expected since they had become known as the bully of the marketplace.
Years have passed since the conflict started between Cardinal and Soff-Cut. Soff-Cut has since been sold to equipment mogul Husqvarna. Lucky for us, Cardinal’s patent was allowed to stand and Soff-Cut was handed one of its first legal defeats. The gemstone (or diamond) shaped arbor, which allows it to be used on a Cardinal or Soff-Cut saw, is a trademark for the Cardinal blades. They named their new diamond blade product line “Uppercut” after the upward cutting motion of their diamond blade and with reference to a solid “blow” their patent had on the market stronghold that Soff-Cut had previously ruled with an iron fist.
Cardinal has showed time after time that the Uppercut diamond products are more than a me-too product. Sure, they have been able to develop a matching color coordinated product line with identical blade diameters, segment widths and bond hardness. However, Cardinal has been able to surpass Soff-Cut in blade quality, life and cost. The superior diamond assemblage used in the Uppercut blades make them 20% longer lasting than equivalent Soff-Cut products. And, Cardinal is able to deliver this higher performing product at a cost at least 20% below that of the Soff-Cut pricing.
We at SoffCutSaw.com have been a strong supporter of Cardinal for many years. We have been a distributor of their products and have used their products. We can attest to their value. To celebrate the impact Cardinal has made to our market, we are selling our entire inventory of standard thickness Uppercut Diamond Blades at deeply discounted pricing.
Special Pricing on Cardinal Saw Blades While Quantities Last
|Size||Our Price||Cardinal List||Soff-Cut List|
|5.5” x .095”||$55||$76||$120|
|6” x .095”||OUT OF STOCK||$85||$105|
|8” x .10”||$125||$151||$211|
|10” x .10”||$160||$206||$299|
|12” x .12”||$225||$257||$385|
|13.5” x .12”||$258||$302||$453|