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Safety Speed Dustless Cutter will not cut ACM straight

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Hardware' started by Gary Welch, Oct 8, 2020.

  1. Gary Welch

    Gary Welch Member

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    I have a Safety Speed Dustless cutter (Multi substrate cutter). I have tried for years to get it to cut straight. I can put the knife in and get it cutting Foam Core straight, but when I put the wheels in for cutting ACM It is off by 1/4 inch or so. Any ideas or experience with this?
     
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  2. VisualArtsImaging

    VisualArtsImaging New Member

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    Assuming you have squared the frame per instructions? Is your silicone grippers in tact under the hold down bar?
     
  3. FireSprint.com

    FireSprint.com Trade Only Screen & Digital Sign Printing

    Clamp the ACM down firmly in several spots. Use something like a quickclamp It's likely twisting while your cutting it.
     
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  4. Dan360

    Dan360 Member

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    We have the same problem with our Excalibur when cutting aluminum. The amount of pressure causing it to twist as FireSprint mentioned.

    I found lubricating the wheels helps quite a bit. Also if someone is around, I'll have them lean onto the pressure bar as I cut it.
     
  5. Reveal1

    Reveal1 Active Member

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    Same problem with our Keencut - the clamps Firesprint mentions are the way to go.
     
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