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Sawtrax people- ACM cutter?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Hardware' started by Gene@mpls, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. Gene@mpls

    Gene@mpls Very Active Member

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    I just got a Sawtrax email and noticed the ACM cutter- anyone have that?
    I cut 18 sheets of dibond last week for a (big) tradeshow display and
    what a mess- and then have to sand the burrs off. Wondering if that works
    as advertised- the women in their videos seem to have a little trouble
    pulling it through the material, but fortunately I have a little more weight
    behind me:ROFLMAO:. Thanks Gene
     
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    Gene@mpls Very Active Member

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    I have a Fletcher 3100 which works great for coro and lighter plastics
    but couldn't handle dibond. How much effort to cut a 4' dibond panel?
    After looking at the pictures- it appears that there is only one cutting
    wheel? And a different one for .040 alum? The Sawtrax uses a cutting
    wheel on each side of the material.
    Thanks Gene
     
  3. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    We have this and it cuts very nice and really no effort at all.
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    SE SignSupply Member

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    We have tried Fletcher, KleenCut, and panel sawing ACM.

    By far the best option is a power shear, smooth edges and no folding of the face! I would think a stomp shear would do an equally nice job.
     
  5. cartoad

    cartoad Active Member

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    We have one, purchased about 6 months ago, pretty disappointed in it. Works ok with 2 mil dibond, but 3 mil it is not very good in my view. We have gone back to using the sawmost of the time now untill we can find a stom shear on wheels. One other thing the bottom handle that sticks out in in a U shaped bracket, and the bracket has bent with each use and now needs to be replaced. Good idea, but not as good as expected.
     
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