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Aluminum DiBond rounded corners

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by mhartel, Sep 25, 2020.

  1. mhartel

    mhartel New Member

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    While I have access to a large router at a friend's shop, it sometimes seems overkill to just round the corners on aluminum dibond signs. I'm thinking a corner die cutter might do the trick? I really only want a small corner to take the sharp edge off... I have something like this for paper, but I'm afraid it'll ruin the blade.

    Any suggestions appreciated.
     
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  2. BluetailGFX

    BluetailGFX Journeyman

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    yep. standard corner rounder........ choose what size die radius, I use 1/2". Works great and fast to do.
     
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  3. SeeEmWhyKay

    SeeEmWhyKay Print Plug & Pigment Procurer

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    Hello! We use one of these and it seems to work really well. https://www.binding101.com/lassco-wizer-cr-60-corner-rounder-for-metal-signs-with-die
    You can get them from Denco Sales and I think NGlantz carries them too. They last forever in my experience.

    Good luck!
     
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  4. Robert Armerding

    Robert Armerding Merchant Member

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    BluetailGFX and SeeEmWhyKay great input.
    If your sign is single faced, start with the face up toward the blade. Then, you may need to use a fine file to remove a little burr on the backside.
     
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  5. mhartel

    mhartel New Member

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    Bingo! That's what I have. I'll just get an additional die to keep the paper ones in perfect shape. THANKS!
     
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  6. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    I prefer to keep a 400 grit (maybe 200, I forget) 3m finishing sanding block handy, mostly for finishing the edge off of engraved signs, but I find it blows through dibond pretty fast. I use it to take the sharp edge off of some of the sheets we get in before running them into the laminator, just in case.
     
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  7. Robert Armerding

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    JBurton Wonderful input. Those 3M Sanding Sponges have been so useful to me. And, you can use them wet or dry, and keep the clean by rinsing in warm water.
     
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  8. Notarealsignguy

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    It wont ruin the blade. We have a couple of the cheap ebay ones and they can even do a small radius on 080.
     
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  9. Robert Armerding

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    mhartel Think about always keeping a brand new fresh blade in stock. Something may put a small nick in the blade and then you have downtime. A handy spare might be a better way.
     
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  11. mhartel

    mhartel New Member

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    Oh yeah, I have everything I use on a daily basis in multiples...
     
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  12. Robert Armerding

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    Sounds like you have a very good thing going. Kudos to you.
     
  13. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    See, now you're getting the hang of things around here. Good job!
     
  14. Robert Armerding

    Robert Armerding Merchant Member

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    Texas_Signmaker Thank you!
     
  15. Gino

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    You're Okay. I don't care what those others say about you..............................
     
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