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30, 45, 60 degree blades?

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by robatmdc, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. robatmdc

    robatmdc New Member

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    Read on another thread the suggestion to use a 60 degree blade to cut letters smaller than 3/8". Is that the only use for the 60? what is the 30 for, bigger letters?

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  2. PMG

    PMG Very Active Member

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    i use 60s on small letters,thicker materials and the metalized films!!!
     
  3. CV Signs

    CV Signs Member

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    You should cut window tinting with the 30s.
     
  4. Steve Prince

    Steve Prince Member

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    30 for most vinyl, 60 for thicker vinyl like reflective, but you must recalibrate the offset when you go from one to the other.

    30 degree will do fine on reflective but will wear it out fast. I keep a 30 degree in a seperate blade holder for reflective and only need to adjust how hard it hits and not spend time with the offset.

    Steve
     
  5. CV Signs

    CV Signs Member

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    I wouldn't suggest cutting reflective with a 30.
     
  6. LightHouse

    LightHouse Member

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    never used a 30 for anything. 45 for most. 60 for thick and small letters. Some plotters require a diffrent holder as well.
     
  7. imaSIGNr

    imaSIGNr Very Active Member

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    Never used a 30° either.
     
  8. Todd M Castle

    Todd M Castle Member

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    Throw my hat in the 30 degree never found a need use. 45 for most things and 60 for thicker reflective if 45 has trouble.
     
  9. cleancutblade

    cleancutblade Member

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    Years ago, most plotters came with a 30° blade and is used mostly now for thin materials like window tint. In recent years the 45° is the most universally used. 60° blades are indeed for thicker materials and small detail cutting. The 60° is becoming popular as well for reflective, chrome, and metalized vinyls because it stays down in the cut with less downforce.
     
  10. WVB

    WVB Very Active Member

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    We have never used a 30° either... We use 45° for everything except reflective/metalized film. I do use the 45° to cut Oracal's 352 chrome with great results..!

    (I think a lot has to do with guy named Ross that I get my blades from!)
     
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