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Cutter Blades - Summa, Clean Cut, etc..

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Goatshaver, Oct 13, 2020.

  1. Goatshaver

    Goatshaver Member

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    I do a lot of full cut out stickers on my Summa and I was recommended to try Clean Cut blades. And with them being much cheaper than the summa blades I figured, why not try. Well I thought it was just my inexperience with the cutting but every time I've tried them they dull out very quickly, maybe like 6k cuts on 3mil vinyl and lam, where as the Summa blades, the one I have in now I've cut well over 14k pieces on same material and it's still cutting good.

    Are there any other blade manufacturers that make blades for summa cutters and what has been your experience with them?
     
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  2. Liam Hughes

    Liam Hughes New Member

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    Try www.edwardmathias.com they make their own blades that are already set perfectly, just pop then in and away you go. Give a chap called Harry a call he's a wealth of knowledge
     
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  3. ProColorGraphics

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  4. FireSprint.com

    FireSprint.com Trade Only Screen & Digital Sign Printing

    Fletbedtools.com might be worth a look.
     
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  5. Bly

    Bly Very Active Member

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  6. TomK

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    Not working for me, correct spelling?
     
  7. ProColorGraphics

    ProColorGraphics Very Active Member

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    I typed in flatbedtools.com and it worked. They are cheaper than Summa, but a lot more than the place I found. I will say the only downfall about my suggestion is that you have to get larger quantities, but the price per blade are so cheap it was no big deal for me.
     
  8. eahicks

    eahicks Magna Cum Laude - School of Hard Knocks

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    Have been getting Clean Cut blades for quite some time. Haven't had any issues really. Current one in my Summa right now has been in for at least a year, and I also cut a lot of laminated vinyl with it. When my guys start having issues weeding out normal text then I know it's time to change it out.
     
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  9. FireSprint.com

    FireSprint.com Trade Only Screen & Digital Sign Printing

    So the guy who started flatbedtools.com is a top industry guru. The purchase price is one tiny variable in how much a blade costs you to operate. If you're looking for another blade supplier, you need to come up with a test being as "sciency" as possible before you assume you are saving/spending more money. ;)
     
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