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Corner cutter recommendation

Discussion in 'Product and Supplier Referrals' started by MHester, May 20, 2020.

  1. MHester

    MHester Member

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    I don't do very many radius corners, but when I have the need I sure wish I had one rather than outsourcing. I'm looking for a small table top corner manual corner punch that I can use on .040 aluminum and 3MM ACM board that cuts 1/2" radius. Don't want to spend more than $200 on it, if that's even possible. Any recommendations? Thanks.
     
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    Ardor Creative New Member

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    The Lassco-Wizer CR50B is what you need. It's more than $200, but for 040 and ACM it works perfectly. Purchased mine from MyBinding.com, and pretty sure they had the lowest price. I probably have used mine at most a dozen times but it's gonna last me decades so the $300 was worth it
     
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  3. 2B

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    Not within your budget, but we have been very happy with ours
    got an Arbor Press from Harbor Freight, have done up to 080 alum
     
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    Are you using the xpert tool dies on that?
     
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    https://www.cutterpros.com/xpert-sign-tools-xpert-corner-rounder
    we paid 368.99

    Did not get the base, while the unit can move on the Arbor press. it does not interfere or slow down the rounding process.
    In fact, for the odd sizes, it is helpful to be able to rotate the rounding tool

    bannertimebannertime the dies are built into the unit, 1/4 1/2 3/4 1
    you rotate the base to the radius you want.
     
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  7. bannertime

    bannertime Very Active Member

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    Do you ever feel like 1in is enough? Most of our premade sign blanks are 1 1/2in. I feel like it would be odd for us to move to 1in.
     
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    Yes, We have reached out to the manufacture about doing a 1.5", 2", 2.5", 3" configuration.
    we Have not heard back from them though, grated it was over a year ago. Maybe with the downtime, they would entertain the option more.
     
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  9. Notarealsignguy

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    bannertime Very Active Member

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    It would be a no brainier for us. We bought the arbor press as soon as we found out about their tools, but it was a hard stop after we found out what sizes were available. I don't want to spent $1000 of metal when it doesn't do what I need it to do. The hole punch is still enticing though.
     
  12. Notarealsignguy

    Notarealsignguy Active Member

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    We have 2 of them and they work good. It takes some fiddling with it to get the die aligned when you set it up but not a big deal.
    Also have a Lassco CR-50P and a mittler bros press with the 4 sided die. The Lassco doesnt do well with aluminum so we still use the cheap ones on 040 and 063, its faster than the press.
     
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  13. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    Couple decades ago I bought a fairly expensive die. Made a wood table(from scrap) with recess to hold the die. Last bit was the metal handle(also from scrap). It was a fun money saving project. Haven't tried cutting 0.040" aluminum though.
     
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  14. GB2

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    I have an Accucutter Cornermate 080, which is a little costly but does a great job...and has a 1 1/2" die

    http://www.accucutter.com/
     
  15. MHester

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    Thanks everyone for all your advice and recommendations :) This is the best place ever to get personal feedback, thank you Signs101 :) Y'all have a good day, and stay safe out there!
     
  16. BobM

    BobM Very Active Member

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    I've had my accucutter for 12 years. Never had a problem with it. I was surprised how many customers comment on nice rounder corners. Well worth the money.

    http://www.accucutter.com/[/QUOTE]
     
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