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plotter blades

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by hatmanok, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. hatmanok

    hatmanok Member

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    Does anyone use resharpened plotter blades, and if so where do you get them from?
     
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  2. jiarby

    jiarby Major Contributor

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    why bother?
    call ross at clean cut blades!
     
  3. showcase 66

    showcase 66 Very Active Member

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    +1

    Clean cut is pretty much the only way to go.
     
  4. MikeSTK

    MikeSTK Dawns Vinyl Designs

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    I would agree with purchasing new but if you are determined maybe a local sharpening service. Locally there is a company here that makes rounds at all the lumber yards, millwork shops etc..

    They are able to sharpen very fine items and usually very inexpensively. It might be worth a try to throw 5 bucks at it and see what happens.

    Go to a local lumber place and inquire or google it to see if you have any locals.

    I'd be interested to hear the results.
     
  5. Phil Swanson

    Phil Swanson Premium Subscriber

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    Ditto on Clean Cut Blades. Not just great blades, awsome service. Ross will go out of his way to help you out with questions,problems, ect.:thumb:
     
  6. signmeup

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    Geez... I only pay 6 bucks for a new blade for my plotter. Try running your dull blade against a buffing wheel to sharpen it. If it takes more than that, toss it for a new one.

    Oooo.... correction... I just checked and they're on special. 5 for 11 bucks!
     
  7. MikeSTK

    MikeSTK Dawns Vinyl Designs

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    5 for 11? Sounds like I NEED to go shopping around. I am paying considerably more than that. I never really questioned the blade costs. Also by my nature I never buy the cheapest blades I can find. Maybe thats wrong but in other equipment cheap blades usually mean poor performance.
     
  8. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    I have bought my blades from Desay/Master Warehouse for as long as I've had my plotter. I've never used any other brand of blade so I have no idea how they compare to others but they work fine for me. If you get them from their ebay store they cost less.
     
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