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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

    Jun 17, 2003
    Blaine, Mn
    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
  2. Gene@mpls

    Gene@mpls Very Active Member

    Jun 17, 2003
    Blaine, Mn
    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

    Jun 7, 2006
    We have this and it cuts very nice and really no effort at all.
  4. SE SignSupply

    SE SignSupply Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    Apex, NC
    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

    Apr 11, 2006
    Yakima, WA
    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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