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Blade questions to cut vinyl

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by kalle, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. kalle

    kalle New Member

    Sep 1, 2013
    Hi all,

    I'm from Cape Town and new here. Awesome forum!
    I used to have a Roland VP-540 and now I own a Mimaki CJV-30-130BS printer / cutter

    1. What blade angle to use for what purpose?
    There are
    - 30 degree
    - 45 degree and
    - 60 degree

    2. I have some Roland ZEC-U5022 blades left. What angle are these blades and can I usem in the new Mimaki?

    3. What is your experience with cheap Chinese blades?
    - the local distributors charge here US$ 35 for a cutting blade and I'm doing mostly decals so I use a lot of them and now I'm tempted to buy some Chinese tungsten blades 91.5HRA at just over US$ 1 per piece.
    I think if the Cinese stuff has only 50% of the lifetime it'll be still a good deal.

    Regards from Cape Town

  2. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

    Jan 2, 2010
    Mitten State
    Typically the thicker the material, the steeper the angle.

    Use the 30 degree blade for everyday vinyl, and use the 45 & 60 degree for reflective (thicker) vinyl and sand blast materials.

    Skip the cheap blades and visit http://www.cleancutblade.com Ross is a great guy, and his blades are the best.

  3. kalle

    kalle New Member

    Sep 1, 2013
    thanks JB
  4. Jackpine

    Jackpine Major Contributor


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