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bubbles
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cutting blades off a roll

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Hi
just asking does any body have a good way of cutting doctor blades off a roll
we are using a snips and find the lads are not cutting them straight also the are wasting about 10 % off the roll
any toughts
THANKS
Gorilla Printer
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Re: cutting blades off a roll

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Buy them in pre-cut. We stopped that BS years ago
My firm is pretty cheap and loves saving a buck. Buying them in roll form must have been a false economy.
They come packaged in a cylinder, ready to go.
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I agree with Gorilla. Buy them pre-cut. It is a far better way to go. The ends are perfectly square and flat, variation in blade length is avoided, time and material are saved, and other benefits.

That said, since you have some on rolls, make sure to use good aviation snips, not tin snips, or a device that cuts blade material squarely. Folks that cut steel rule for flat-bed dies may use something like this.

Also be sure to establish a standard length and ensure that everyone always cuts them to that length.

Do not bend and snap blade material.
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Frank Burgos wrote: Wed Sep 06, 2023 9:53 am
That said, since you have some on rolls, make sure to use good aviation snips, not tin snips, or a device that cuts blade material squarely. Folks that cut steel rule for flat-bed dies may use something like this.

Also be sure to establish a standard length and ensure that everyone always cuts them to that length.
Bang on the money as usual, Frank.
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