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Cutting Strips a Replacement Item?

Discussion in 'Roland' started by Arlo Kalon 2.0, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. Arlo Kalon 2.0

    Arlo Kalon 2.0 Very Active Member

    Oct 21, 2004
    Reno, TX
    I'm wondering if the thin white strip on my 2nd plotter that the blade rides on is a removable thing that wears out? The manual I downloaded doesn't answer this. It seems to have a barely noticable groove wearing in it about six inches long at the left end.

    Since I'm still getting used to a friction plotter, I don't know if this will eventually affect cut quality?

    If ya hafta replace 'em, how do they come out & where do ya get another one? (It's a PNC950).
  2. Jackpine

    Jackpine Major Contributor

    Mine was on a Roland PNC1000. They cost about $10.00 from any dealer that sells Rolands. It is a easy replacement task. They do make a difference in the cut quaility.
  3. jbennett

    jbennett Member

    Jun 12, 2003
    My Summa D750 cutter strip was replaceable. It had worn a groove also. The new strip really made a big difference in the smoothness of my cutting. I would recommend replacing it if possible, especially if you have ever had the blade to come into direct contact with it (vinyl misfeeds). It is hard to see how bad the strip is until you replace it and see the difference (at least in my case).

  4. SAS

    SAS Active Member

    Aug 23, 2005
    You should be able to flip it over and use the other side.
  5. jbennett

    jbennett Member

    Jun 12, 2003
    :cool1: Wish my Summa was that way.
  6. Cadmn

    Cadmn Very Active Member

    Aug 19, 2005
    Arlo thet are replaceable & it affects cutting by skips normally call if ya need help man about $10.00 part. I didn't flip mine just replaced it right after I got
    my cutter.
  7. Jackpine

    Jackpine Major Contributor

    I don't think you can flip the strip. The Roland's have an adhesive back on them....at least mine did. Huge difference in cut quaility. Becon Graphics, Rayco, Sign Outlet mabe even Feller's may have them.
  8. njsigns

    njsigns Very Active Member

    May 25, 2005

    In short, yes it is.

    Now's probably a good time to get a new one

    Yes, probably soon too - I have no personal experience with this happening myself, but have read about it quite a bit. If your blade is set too deep or if the blade has "gone off" the material you are cutting you can expect to see this happen.

    I'd try going here and searching for "manual" and make sure to check the box "support documents" There are tons of manuals for all kinds of Roland machine, new and legacy - I also read here "The cutter protection strip should be changed about every year or when cuts appear in the strip. Use a screwdriver to pry off the old strip, remove any adhesive using Rapid Remover (page 8), dry and install the new strip."

    I found them here http://www.beacongraphics.com/cutter-strips.html

    Hope this helps

  9. Raniece

    Raniece Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    yes replace the little white strip if it has even a small amount of wear.
    Made a huge difference when I figured this out. LOL..
    Cuts are much smoother, and much easier to weed.

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