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Plotter Blade Question

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Plotters' started by Air Art Girl, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. Air Art Girl

    Air Art Girl Very Active Member

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    I know time is money in our business so nice sharp blades in the plotter are essential for fast easy weeding. What I was wondering is if many of you increase the force when you notice the blade isn't cutting as well or just replace it at that time. If you do increase the force, how long until you would replace the blade.
     
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  2. Ken

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    I might increase the depth of the cut..this will give a "fresh" edge. Dont want to EVER cut into the cutting strip tho..
    Cheers..Ken
     
  3. Air Art Girl

    Air Art Girl Very Active Member

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    yeah, I know not to cut too deep but just wondering what others do before replacing the blade. Mine is pretty new, recently replaced the blade and strip.
     
  4. Ken

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    I would try an incremental depth increase..Ken
     
  5. Air Art Girl

    Air Art Girl Very Active Member

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    so in other words, you increase your depth a number of times before replacing your blade. Personally I only increase it once before replacing because I want a really clean cut for fast weeding. Just wondering what others do.
     
  6. Techman

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    i just increase the pressure setting. No such thing as depth adjustments with a good anagraph.
     
  7. Ken

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    If a "good" Anagraph will not allow depth setting..how good is that?
    Can 2 mil be cut same as 8 mil??
    The force of the blade determines depth of the cut? I dunno, I like the option of the blade depth.
    Ken
     
  8. Air Art Girl

    Air Art Girl Very Active Member

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    bump
     
  9. Service Sign Co

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    Degree of the blade is important for depth.When I see fine shavings of vinyl on the blade,it needs a new one
     
  10. high impact

    high impact Very Active Member

    We'll increase the force a time or two at most...but after that we replace the blade. Oh...it weeds so nice after a fresh blade! ;-)
     
  11. alanzhao

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    last time I changed my blade the pressure was set to 140 for cast and 170 for reflective. when I put the new blade in I forgot to change the pressure back and ouch you know what happen.
     
  12. grafxxx

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    i will increase pressure till i can't use the blade...
     
  13. cleancutblade

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    If your blade is leaving "tags" in the corners or where the o comes together try increasing your knife offset.
     
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