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Vinyl Cutter 34" or 54" contour - what to buy?

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by Reelimpatient, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. Reelimpatient

    Reelimpatient New Member

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    So I'm looking to buy a 34" or 54" US cutter SC cutter. I'm thinking for 99% of my cuts, a 34" should work.
    Is there some reasons or ideas I may not have considered that would lead me to a 54" ???

    All suggestions or opinions are welcome, as well as why not to buy a US cutter brand.

    I'm not in a high production shop, just working out of my garage to provide items for several websites I have and take care of. So while I would like it to get real busy, I'm just starting out and trying to minimize my startup cost.

    Thanks !
     
  2. Solventinkjet

    Solventinkjet DIY Printer Fixing Guide

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    US cutter is considered a budget brand but it's not horrible. They can be very good startup machines. Also, don't be fooled by the US part of their name. They are 100% Chinese. 34" should be good. Most people start with a 24" and move up from there as needed.
     
  3. SignMeUpGraphics

    SignMeUpGraphics Moderator

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    Get the biggest you can reliably afford... that 35" job could be just around the corner.
    Speaking from someone who has been through a 24", a 54" and now a 64" cutter...
     
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  4. AF

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    34 will do a lot.
     
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