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Tangential or drag knife

Discussion in 'Summa' started by Raf D., Aug 15, 2020.

  1. Raf D.

    Raf D. New Member

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    Hi there,

    we are looking to buy a Summa 140. We had quotes for the two types of machines. The price of a tangential is quite more expensive than the drag option.
    Since I am fairly new to all this, I have to convince my boss why a tangential is so much better than a drag.
    So if you guys (and women) could help me out here, I would be really greatfull.

    What are the pro's and cons of both machines?

    Thans so much
     
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  2. Christian @ 2CT Media

    Christian @ 2CT Media Major Contributor

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    The tangential can also do drag, but the tangential cutting action allows for more precision, pressure, and speed.
     
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  3. iPrintStuff

    iPrintStuff Prints stuff

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    Plenty stuff about this online but yeah, the tangential head lifts up before turning any direction. Drag knife does not.

    Benefits to that mentioned above.
     
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  4. ikarasu

    ikarasu Very Active Member

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    It depends on what you're doing.

    Tangential is way better for sharper corners, smaller text, thicker materials.


    If all you're doing is cutting print and cuts and larger graphics... It's not worth the upgrade.
     
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