Harlton's Equine Specialties, Inc.

Phone: (800) 247-3901 Fax: (715) 639-2417

Office Hours: 8 am - 4 pm - Central Time

 

  Floats, Float Blades and S-Files

Products in this section: Basic Dental Floats, Uses of Basic Floats, Floats for Smaller Horses, Blades for Floats,"MS" Traditional Float Handles and Blades, The Edge™ Floats and Blades, Thomsen’s Universal Float,  Roll-up Float Case, "S" Files. (Left click on the product name or scroll down for further information.)

Harlton's Dental Floats Harltons Basic Floats

  • Available in Standard and Premium qualities.
  • Your choice of screw-on replaceable handles -  traditional hard maple or black neoprene for an additional $20.
  • Premium version features one-piece construction and higher polish.
  • Available in Regular lengths (18-1/2" overall) and Draft Horse Length (20-1/2").
  • American made and crafted in polished extra-strong  #7 gauge - stainless steel .
  • Comfortable rasp handle enables the blade to cut on forward strokes for optimum floating efficiency.1
  • Large 3/8" Allen-head set screws.
  • Flat shaft so that, without looking, you know the floats relative angle on the dental arcade. 
  • Blades sold separately.

Product Description

Stock #

Price

Lower Offset, Long - Standard #03120 $110.00
Upper/Lower, Straight-Long - Standard #03110 110.00
Upper Obtuse, Short - Standard #03130 110.00
Lower Offset, Long - Draft - Standard #03120L 115.00
Upper/Lower, Straight-Long - Draft - Standard #03110L 115.00
Lower Offset, Long - Premium #03220 165.00
Upper/Lower, Straight-Long - Premium #03210 165.00
Upper Obtuse, Short - Premium #03230 165.00

These floats can be used with solid carbide blades, carbide chip blades
or with traditional steel rasp blades.

 

Uses of Basic Floats

The Lower-Offset, Long Float is used in a pushing motion to remove points along the entire lower arcade. It is often bowed slightly by the user to provide greater floating pressure using the upper incisors for leverage. It can also be used to round-off the second premolar.
The Upper/Lower, Straight- Long Float is used in a pulling motion to remove points from both the upper and lower rear molars without damaging the mucosa. It, too, is often bowed slightly by the user to afford better leverage.
The Upper Obtuse, Short Float is used to remove points on the forward upper molars, to shape the second premolar and to remove small rostal hooks. It is also used for finishing.

Harlton's Low Profile Floats

 Harlton's Low Profile Floats are used to remove caudal hooks and for finishing upper and lower rear molars with a pull stroke. They include a Medium cutting pattern, specially-sized, solid tungsten carbide blade that can be resharpened or replaced. Additional blades and grit patterns available.  We offer two versions; standard and pistol grip.

 The standard rasp grip float is 21" long overall and offers a choice of handles - traditional hard maple or black neoprene for an additional $20.00.

Harltons Low Profile Float Standard Grip

The pistol grip float is 19" long overall and has a foam pistol grip handle.

Harltons Low Profile Float Pistol Grip 

Product Description

Stock #

Price

Harlton's Standard Low Profile Float #03170 $191.00
Harlton's Pistol Grip Low Profile Float #03334 203.00

Harlton's Floats For Smaller Horses

Harltons Mini Floats

These Small Floats are scaled-down versions of our regular sized Standard Floats for use in the tight confines of the smaller mouths of young and miniature horses. The three available styles are: Lower Offset, Long (15-1/4"), Upper/Lower, Straight Long (15-1/4") and Upper/Obtuse Short (12-3/4").

These floats have a lower and narrower profile that is much easier and safer to use. They are as strong as our regular floats; just lighter and more compact. The handles are the same size but the shanks are proportionately shorter. They also have an integral, specially sized, solid tungsten carbide blade with a Medium cutting pattern which can be resharpened or replaced. A Fine blade for finishing is also available.

Product Description

Stock #

Price

Lower Offset, Long - Smaller #03320B $191.00
Upper/Lower, Straight-Long - Smaller #03310B 191.00
Upper Obtuse, Short - Smaller #03330B 191.00

Blades for Harlton's Floats

Harlton's Premium Solid Carbide Float Blades

 

Harlton's Premium Float Blade

These blades are extremely sharp and can be resharpened four or more times. They are made from a solid piece of tungsten carbide that has had file teeth machined into and then been affixed to a stainless steel holder to reinforce it.

These USA made Standard, full size (3-1/4") blades are available in two patterns "M" (Medium), "C" (Coarse). They fit the standard 3" x 1-1/4" blade holders with Allen Head set screws.

Also available are replacement blades for our Small and Low Profile Floats. They come complete with double-sided tape to attach them to the float. These blades have either the same Medium cutting pattern as our full-size blade or a Fine cutting pattern for finishing work. Like our full-sized blades they can be resharpened.

Blade Uses - The Fine blade is for finishing. The Medium blade, because it has less cutting depth, is easier to maneuver in the mouth. It works best in mouths that require only minimal maintenance. The Coarse blade is used for removing points, reducing waves and for flattening small hooks. It is best used in mouths that have had only minimal maintenance.  Like conventional rasps, these blades function best when used in a pushing motion.

Product Description

Stock #

Price

"F" Fine Blade for Miniature/Low Profile Floats (2") #03570 $86.00
"M" Medium Blade Standard Length (3-1/4") #74131 110.00
"M" Medium Blade for Miniature/Low Profile Float (2") #03580 86.00
"C" Coarse Blade Standard Length (3-1/4") #74132 110.00

Tungsten Carbide Chip Blades

Carbide Chip Float Blade

Single-sided and U.S. manufactured. These blades are made of a premium grade of tungsten carbide chips which are bonded to the blade's base using a process which exposes the sharpest points. Full size blades (3") available in three grits.

Product Description

Stock #

Price

Fine Tungsten Carbide Chip Blade #03510 $18.00
Medium (Regular) Tungsten Carbide Chip Blade #03512 18.00
Coarse Tungsten Carbide Chip Blade #03514 18.00

"MS" is an Australian firm that manufactures quality equine dental equipment.  Harlton's Equine Specialties is proud to be their distributor in the United States.

  •  Crafted in Australia of high quality stainless steel.
  • Use an Australian standard 3-1/4" or 2" size blade.
  • Blade holder accepts standard float blades with solid backing plates from all manufacturers.
  • One-piece heavy duty, solid stainless steel shaft and head construction creates a sturdy, durable float.
  • Flat handle shaft to help the user guide the blade along the teeth.
  • Large stainless steel handle with rubberized bands for both durability and a comfortable grip.
  • Rounded float head minimizes discomfort to the horse.
  • Blade is secured to the float head by two screws.
  • Sold without blade.

 MS Float Handles

Rear Molar Floats

The MS #1 float has a 16" straight shaft with a pistol grip handle and a head size of 3-1/4". Handle weight 1.45 pounds.The MS #2, MS#3, and MS#6 floats have 20" straight shafts and weigh 1.25 pounds. The #2 has a 2" head; the #3 and #6 have a 3-1/4" head. In addition, the #6 float has an open face head design that allows the blade to be used until the last sharpening. (Not pictured above.)

Product Description

Stock #

Price

Rear Upper and Lower Molar Float #1 (3-1/4") #03340 $125.00
Rear Upper Lower Molar Float #2 (2") #03350 125.00
Rear Upper Lower Molar Float #3 (3-1/4") #03360 125.00
Rear Upper Lower Molar Float #6 (3-1/4") #03390 125.00

  Premolar and Molar Floats

 The MS #4 and MS #5 floats have 16" straight shafts with a back angle and are designed to cut on a push stroke. Each weighs 1.10 pounds. The #4 has a 3-1/4" head; the #5 a 2" head.

Incisor Float

 The MS #7 float has a 10-1/2" long straight shaft with a 3-1/4" head. Handle weight 0.80 pounds.

Product Description

Stock #

Price

Incisor Float #7 (3-1/4") #03400 $125.00

Blades for "MS" Floats

MS Float Blades

The blades we offer for the "MS" Floats are manufactured by The Edge. These blades have a thin backing plate and fit both the "MS" Floats and other traditional hand floats that have thicker blade heads.

Other blade manufacturers make only one style of blade and make it more or less aggressive by making the teeth smaller or bigger to give the effect of course, medium or fine. On the Edge Blades, however, the angle of the cut varies to make the blade more or less aggressive. The result is a blade that cuts predictably, cleanly and smoothly from the first use until the last. These blades have solid stainless steel backing plates and are disposable like the shorter Edge Blades.

Four different cutting patterns are offered, each in two blade lengths, 2" and 3-1/4". The 2" blades cost $65.00; The 3-1/4" cost $85.00.

Fine - Coded yellow, the least aggressive blade pattern.
Medium - Coded green, a more aggressive pattern than the fine blade.
Course - Coded red, more aggressive pattern than the medium blade.
Extra Course – Coded blue, the most aggressive blade pattern.

Product Description

Stock #

Price

MS Float Blade - Fine - Yellow - 2" #03538 $80.00
MS Float Blade - Medium - Green - 2" #03540 80.00
MS Float Blade - Course - Red - 2" #03542 80.00
MS Float Blade - Extra Course - Blue - 2" #03544 80.00
MS Float Blade - Fine - Yellow - 3-1/4" #03526F 85.00
MS Float Blade - Medium - Green - 3-1/4" #03527M 85.00
MS Float Blade - Course - Red - 3-1/4" #03528C 85.00
MS Float Blade - Extra Course - Blue - 3-1/4" #03529X 85.00

The Edge™ Equine Lightweight Floats and Blades

The Edge™ Float Handles and The Edge's™ disposable float blade system consists of 13 different styled stainless steel float handles and four different grinds of disposable solid tungsten carbide blades.

Float Advantages –

  • Disposable blades eliminate all regrinding hassles and costs.
  • Lighter in weight than traditional floats and blades.
  • Lower in profile than traditional floats.
  •  Smaller blades for easier maneuverability than traditional floats.
  •  Handles available in 13 lengths and configurations.
  •  Sold without blades.

 the edge float handles - molar

Molar Floats

The #UL1540 and #UL1550 floats (top to botton of picture) both have a 20", -2 degree angled shaft and weigh 0.80 pounds. The #1540 has a 1-1/2" head; the #1550 has a 2" head.

Product Description

Stock #

Price

Rear Molar Float #UL1540 #13380 $190.00
Rear Molar Float #UL1550 #13385 190.00

The #FM5040 and Rear Molar Float #UL1550 floats both have a 21", -2 degree angled shaft and weigh 0.80 pounds. The #5040 has a 1-1/2" head; the #5050 has a 2" head.

 

Product Description

Stock #

Price

Rear Molar Float #FM5040 #13390 $190.00
Rear Molar Float #FM5050 #13395 190.00

The #LM2540 and #LM3540 floats both have a 21", -4 degree angled shaft and a 1-1/2" head. The #2540 has a shaft made of stainless tubing and weighs 0.75 pounds. The shaft of the #3540 is made of stainless steel rod and weighs 0.80 pounds.

Product Description

Stock #

Price

Rear Molar Float #LM2540 #13400 $190.00
Rear Molar Float #LM3540 #13405 190.00

The #PM2050 float has a 15", 24 degree angled shaft and a 2" head. It weighs 0.75 pounds.

 

Product Description

Stock #

Price

 Premolar/Molar Float #PM2050 #13355 $190.00

The Edge Float Handles-Premolar and Molar

Premolar and Molar Floats

The #SR6040 and the #SR7050 floats (left to right) both have a 16" solid rod offset shaft with a 2" head. The difference between them is the amount the head is offset from the handle.

Product Description

Stock #

Price

Premolar/Molar Float #SR6040 #13365 $190.00
Premolar/Molar Float #SR7050 #13370 190.00

The #PM2080 float has a 16", 24 degree angled shaft and a 3" head. It weighs 0.75 pounds.

Product Description

Stock #

Price

Premolar/Molar Float #PM2080 #13360 $190.00

 The #PM1050 float has a 17", 15 degree angled shaft and a 2" head. It weighs 0.75 pounds.

Product Description

Stock #

Price

Premolar/Molar Float #PM1050 #13375 $190.00

 The #UM3040 and #UM3050 floats both have a 13-1/2", 27 degree angled shaft and weigh 0.55 pounds. The #3040 has a 1-1/2" head; the #3050 has a 2" head.

Product Description

Stock #

Price

Premolar/Molar Float #UM3040 #13345 $190.00
Premolar/Molar Float #UM3050 #13350 190.00

The Edge™ Equine "S" (Slim Profile) Float Handles

Edge "S" Style Floats

Float Handle Features –

  • "Pocket" blade holder for an even lower profile than Standard Edge Floats.
  • Smaller blades for easier maneuverability than traditional floats.
  • Blades available in two different sizes - 1-1/2" and 2".
  • Sturdy 3/8" solid rod shafts.
  • Handles available in the 8 most popular lengths and configurations.
  • Trigger Handle on 21" long floats.

Product Description

Stock #

Price

2 Degree Offset, 16- 1/2" long, 2" blade #105112 $190.00
-2 Degree Angle, 20-1/2" long , 2" blade #105125 190.00
  -2 Degree Angle, 21" long, 2" blade, Trigger Grip #105126 195.00
 4 Degree Angle, 14" long, 1-1/2" blade #105100 190.00
  4 Degree Angle, 15" long, 2" blade #105110 190.00
-4 Degree Angle, 20-1/2" long, 1-1/2" blade #105130 190.00
-4 Degree Angle, 21" long, 1-1/2" blade, Trigger Grip #105131 195.00
24 Degree Back Angle, 15" long, 2" blade #105120 190.00

 

The Edge Float Blades 

The Edge™ Equine Disposable Float Blades

These blades do not have a backing plate making them lighter and thinner that traditional blades. In addition they are disposable and are available in the same four levels of aggressiveness as are all the Edge Equine™ blades

  • Blade Features Disposable
  • No heavy and costly backing plate.
  •  Available in four uniquely colored grinds.
  •  All four grinds available in 1-1/2" and 2" lengths.

The Edge™ Equine offers four different cutting patterns each in two blade lengths, 1-1/2"(40mm) and 2"(50mm). the 1-1/2" blades cost $45.00; the 2" $55.00.

Fine - Coded yellow, the least aggressive blade pattern.
Medium - Coded green, a more aggressive pattern than the fine.
Course - Coded red, a more aggressive pattern than the medium.
Extra Course – Coded blue, the most aggressive blade pattern.

Product Description

Stock #

Price

Fine Disposable Edge™ Blade - Yellow - 1-1/2" #03640 $63.00
 Medium Disposable Edge™ Blade - Green - 1-1/2" #03740 63.00
Course Disposable Edge™ Blade - Red - 1-1/2" #03840 63.00
Extra Course Disposable Edge™ Blade - Blue - 1-1/2" #03940 63.00
Fine Disposable Edge™ Blade - Yellow 2" #03650 75.00
Medium Disposable Edge™ Blade - Green - 2" #03750 75.00
Course Disposable Edge™ Blade - Red - 2" #03850 75.00
Extra Course Disposable Edge™ - Blue - 2" #03950 75.00

 

Free Trial Offer on The Edge™ Handle and Blade Set!

Try a set of four different The Edge™ floats with a selection of different grind blades free for a two-week evaluation period. The demonstration kit contains a basic selection of floats and blades to float an entire mouth. After the trail period just return the set to us with a note about your experience – good or bad. There is no obligation to purchase. Customer pays all shipping charges.

Call 800/247-3901 for more details.

 

Thomsen’s Universal Float

Thomsen Universal Float

The Thomsen float is designed for finishing or just light floating. Its head is hinge-attached making it universal for upper and lower molars. In addition, the float blade is concave from side to side to stay on tooth surfaces. High impact plastic handle, stainless steel 20" length shaft and head. Complete with replaceable tungsten carbide chip blade.

Product Description

Stock #

Price

Thomsen Universal Float #03410 $56.00
Blade for Thomsen's Float #03411 27.00

Roll-up Float Case Roll-up Float Case

Our Roll-up Float Carrying Case provides a convenient and secure way to carry and store hand floating equipment. It is designed to hold up to eight floats and S-files in individual pockets so they don't scratch one another. The case is made of washable canvas and has two tie-straps. The case measures 29 -1/2" wide and 24" when open.

Product Description

Stock #

Price

Roll-Up Float Case #03600 $38.00

"S" Files

S File

 "S" files are two-sided files that are used for finishing and for floating areas in the mouth that are difficult to reach with a standard float or large rasp. To make them more versatile, "S" files often have different grits on each side to provide both concave and convex surfaces with different abrasion levels.

Small Diamond "S" File

 The small diamond "S" file measures 7" long by 3/4" wide. Its cutting surface is coated with diamond chips and it is used for final finishing.

Product Description

Stock #

Price

Small Diamond Chip S-File  Fine Grit #04210 $28.00

Small Tungsten Carbide "S" Files

 The small "S" file measures 12" long by 3/4" wide. It is used for final finishing in harder to reach areas. We offer this size in a copper painted regular steel version with Fine/Medium grits and one with Medium/Course grits.

 Product Description Stock # Price    65.00

Product Description

Stock #

Price

Small S-File Fine/Medium Grits - Carbide Chip #04211 $95.00
Small S-File Medium/Course Grits - Carbide Chip  #04213 95.00

Medium Tungsten Carbide "S" File

The medium "S" file measures 12" long by 1" wide by 1/8" thick. This size makes it ideal for most finishing work. It has Fine/Medium grits.

Product Description

Stock #

Price

Medium S-File Fine/Medium Grits - Carbide Chip #04221 $86.00

Large Combo "S" Files  

These "S" files feature one concave end and one curved end. They are available in two sizes, 12" x 3/4" and 14" x 1 1/4", and in Carbide or Diamond grits.

Product Description

Stock #

Price

12" Combo "S" File, Diamond Chip #104226  $334.00
12" Combo "S" File, T/C Chip #104223 113.00
14" Combo :S: File, Diamond Chip  #104225 370.00
14" Combo :S: File, T/C Chip #104222 119.00

Extra Large Tungsten Carbide "S" File

The large "S" file measures 20" long by 1 1/4" wide and has medium grit on three sides and coarse grit on a convex side. It is used in hard to reach areas at the rear of the mouth to level waves and to smooth any rough areas.

Product Description

Stock #

Price

 X-Large S-File Medium/Coarse Grits - Carbide Chip #04227 $125.00