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Improve Vehicle Traction With Our Tire Groover

How It Works

America's leading manufacturer of 250W groovers and sipers in 110V and 220V models.

Purchasers most often use Ideal Heated Knives for grooving rubber tires of most kinds. Competitors have closely copied the outside appearance of our products, but theirs are far different on the inside. We are the reliable, time-tested, American manufacturer, with satisfied purchasers throughout the United States and worldwide. We also are the only company we know producing blades in a large variety of sizes and shapes so that you can do the exact job that you need to do.

Our inexpensive, handheld tools are constructed for easy, efficient, and long-lasting operation. The solid brass head keeps strong, constant heat on the blade, which rapidly heats the material to be cut. The depth of the cut is controlled by the adjustable blade. The brass heads and razor-sharp blades are available in nine different widths.

Ideal Heated Knives are manufactured in two different handle styles: a pistol grip or 45°. The pistol grip is by far the most popular style for grooving tires. The heating capacity is 250 watts, and there are versions for either 110 or 220 volts.


A kit includes one groover, one medium brass
head, and 12 medium blades. 

Kit No. 115-45°

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Voltage Heating Capacity (Watts)

Kit No. 125° Pistol Grip

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Voltage Heating Capacity (Watts)
Header 12345681012
Width 1/163/325/327/329/323/81/25/83/4
Blades & End StyleMaterial ThicknessAvailable Sizes
Standard - Round.018 x 1/8"XXXXX
Standard - Square.018 x 1/8"XXX
Extra Heavy Duty - Round.020 x 5/32"XXXX
Extra Heavy Duty - Square.020 x 5/32"XXX
Large - Square.024 x 5/32"XXXX
Super - Round.031 x 3/16"XX
Super Special - Square*.031 x 1/4"XXXX

Blade Sizes Available

Numbers and head size correspond. Use size head number and blade number on a job. Use the same number head and blade size.

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