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Rotary Trimmer? Looking for cost-effective solution

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Hardware' started by Bogie, May 21, 2007.

  1. Bogie

    Bogie Very Active Member

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    Where I used to work, we had a Neolt.

    I _really_ don't wanna spend a grand on a trimmer. I'll use an 8' straightedge and an exacto first.

    Any other suggestions?

    Primary use is on paper. I doubt I will EVER cut cardboard/posterboard/heavy crap...
     
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    For under a grand, stick with an exacto. The quality of the cut probably would be better.

    Checkers
     
  3. Techman

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    i have a 48" matt cutter thats perfect for most orf what i do.
    It cost just 120 bux used. But what can go wrong, its just a track and a blade carrier.
    Seal Procut F 48.

    Look at matt cutters on ebay.
    Recently i Saw a rotary material cutter for 80 bux. Cant go wrong ..
     
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  5. Bogie

    Bogie Very Active Member

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    Thanks! That looks like it may be the ticket...
     
  6. Bogie

    Bogie Very Active Member

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    Okay - I'm gonna revive this sucker...

    I got the imagedge dealie, and it's GREAT for finishing magnets. Not so great for cutting big sheets of paper - I mean, it's doable, but it's also a little unwieldy, and being that it's in several sections, that causes a bit of a hassle too... I'm back to looking at the rotary trimmers.

    Bought a 12.8" wide (I guess it's a metric thing...) chicom one labeled KWTrio, and it's actually not bad...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Metal-base-New-...hZ010QQcategoryZ16500QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem

    I can trim out a dozen bumper stickers in just a couple of minutes with it.

    However, it isn't quite big enough. And it doesn't seem like they're getting another container any time soon... So... Of these other "brands" out there... Anyone use anything made by Dahle? Kobra? Carl?
     
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    Have you had a chance to use one of the Shenggong trimmers? I know some of the chicom stuff is actually not bad... I'm kinda leaning toward one of the dahle trimmers.
     
  9. Techman

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    dunno, i wont use anything chinese unless its the last thing i can find. I use a Seal cutter which features a regular carpet blade holder and a hold down platten. Its perfect for what i do. IT will cut decals out of the printer so fast its one of my most important tools.

    Cuts coro card board or anything else soft and that fits.

    http://www.framersisland.com/index.php/cPath/1 .. heres another place..
     
  10. Bogie

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    Uh... SG=Shenggong... I may try one of the dahle cutters...
     
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    Ive got an 80" Keenkut...I love it. works well on almost any substrate. we've cut .040 alum. with the Hardened blades. Takes a while to do it though! only complaint is that its not long enough for 8' boards I do constantly now!!
     
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  13. WYLDGFI

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    That site for pro-image is down....got any pics of the cutter??
     
  14. stickerguynyc

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    hey WYDLDGFI which keencut do you have. I'm looking something to cut .040 aluminum too. and where did you buy it?

    thank you
     
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