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Discussion in 'Summa' started by Thomas Fischetti, Mar 6, 2020.

  1. Thomas Fischetti

    Thomas Fischetti Member

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    Ok guys, we make alot of decals on a laminated material. All of the decals hav a few 1/2"-1" circles in the middle. Currently weeding takes up the far majority of our time. I am wanting to cut these circles directly through the vinyl as well as the backing paper so thy just fall out or at-least pop out easily.

    What angle blade would you use for this? I am thinking 60 degree?

    Any other tips or things to try to make this happen?

    We use summa s2 160T cutters btw.
     
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  2. Snydo

    Snydo Active Member

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    Circles are not ideal but it can be done, and a 60 degree works best from my trials. It will dull your blade much faster than normal cutting.
     
  3. jerry369

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    If the material thickness is less than 0.25 mm or the pressure to cut it is not too high I suggest you the 36° Double Tip blade (code 390-551) otherwise the 45° Double Wedge (code 390-560).
    With a 60° knife you will be using a lower pressure but it will consume much more quickly.
     
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