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Blade Replacement

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Plotters' started by captainron19, Jul 21, 2008.

When Do You Change the blade on your plotter?

  1. At the start of each new customer job

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  2. I wait Until the blade dulls and shows signs of need for replacement.

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  1. captainron19

    captainron19 Member

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    Just wondering and thought I would create a poll to receive feedback. When do you replace the blade on your plotter. I know it has a lot to do with material being cut (ie reflective) but just curious. I hear from some people they change out their blade after every individual job and start a new customer job with a fresh blade and include the cost of the new blade in with the estimate.
     
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  2. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    I can get my blades to last well over 6 months. I don't use them for reflective. I have a secondary blade holder for that. I can't imagine changing blades for each job, what a waste!!!. I generally don't like changing blades as I find new blades "too sharp". Real hard to fine tune them. After a few days of cutting they dull a bit to where I like them and then last a long time.
     
  3. captainron19

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    I feel exactly the same way - I actually have a Gerber Graphix 2 old machine I use for incidental letters and nuumbers and I havent changed the blade on that machine in 2 years and it is still cutting strong
     
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