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KRUUSE Equine Equipment EQUIVET MagFloat EQUIVET MagFloats is a totally new concept of equine handfloats. | 9 - 62 These handfloats are designed so that changing blades is a very easy procedure as the blades are held on to the head of the float with very strong magnets. The blade is easily pushed away from the magnets with the T-blade punch when changing to a new blade or switching from a “push” to a “pull” function. Due to the design of the carbide blades as well as the height of the head of the handle, the total height of the floating part is only 8.3 mm. This gives easy access to the whole dental arcade - even hooks on the 11th will no longer be a problem. The long part of the handle is a new design made of an oval stainless steel tube. This results in a very lightweight instrument with easy orientation of the position of the blade. The handles are produced in 7 variations to accommodate easy and ergonomic access to the different part of the equine teeth. 6 of the handles have 2 magnets. These handles use blades size 19 x 55 mm which come as fine or medium. The 7th handle is for the occlusive surface and has 3 magnets to hold the unique curved blade size 20 x 60 mm in place. With this design handfloats are changed from being a tool to being an instrument. “I have been using the MagFloat set in my practice and for undergraduate teaching since receiving them from Kruuse and DLC Australia. They are an exceptional set of hand dental instruments which are designed to work effectively in all areas of the mouth. It is such a simple procedure to change the float blades and the lightweight instruments reduce the muscular fatigue on the practitioner even after treatment of multiple horses.These instruments have become my instruments of choice whenever hand instrumentation is required“. Gary Wilson BVSc MVSc MACVSc CMAVA Cert Teach, Associate Professor Queensland, AUS Jack Easley, DVM, MS, DABVP(Equine) Kentucky, US “My associates and I have been using the MagFloat set in my practice for almost a year. We have found this set o f equine dental floats to be durable, lightweight and very easy to manipulate in the horse’s mouth. Each float in the set is designed to reach a different area on the horse’s dental arcade. This is extremely useful in doing a thorough job of floating the entire mouth. The easily exchangeable float blades are sharp and have held up well with rigorous use. The comfort handles allow for a good, firm grip on each instrument while it is being used. The lightweight shafts reduce fatigue on the operator. I have found my wrists and elbows are less stressed since using these floats. Thank you for an improvement in equine dental instrumentation!” Jack Easley, DVM, MS, DABVP(Equine) Kentucky, US  Dental EQUIVET MagFloat Carbide Blades Cat. No Pk. size EQUIVET MagFloat Carbide Blade, fine (19 x 55 mm) 248030 1 EQUIVET MagFloat Carbide Blade, medium (19 x 55 mm) 248031 1 EQUIVET MagFloat Carbide Blade, medium, curved (20 x 60 mm) 248035 1 EQUIVET T-blade punch for MagFloat Cat. No Pk. size 248020 1 The EQUIVET MagFloat Carbide Blades have a design where the carbide part is very slim and glued to a highly magnetic plate. This creates a strong magnetism between the blade and the head of the handle. The design of the cutting edge of the blades leads to better cutting and the blades stay sharper for a longer time. These blades cannot be re-sharpened. However, the price of a new blade is comparable to a conventional sharpening, and the operator is spared the hassle and cost of blade shipment. www.kruuse.com This unique design allows detailed removal of abnormalities on the occlusive surface of the tooth very precisely and efficiently. Some of these areas have been extremely difficult to reach with conventional floats. This blade only fits the EQUIVET MagFloat occlusive surface, upper & lower cheek teeth. The blade is easily pushed away from the magnets with the T-blade punch when changing to a new blade or switching from a “push” to a “pull” function. EQUIVET T-punch for MagFloat