cutting bands

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by .-.-., Dec 28, 2011.

  1. .-.-.

    .-.-. New Member

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    Does anybody now an alternative to rotary cutters?
     
  2. JasonP

    JasonP New Member

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    <font color="black"><font face="'Verdana'"><br><font color="black"><font face="'Verdana'">I&rsquo;ve heard of people using large flat bladed guillotines typically used for cutting paper however have not tried this myself. Rotary cutters are viewed as the preferred cheaper more mobile option. let us know what you try and how it goes for you. </font></font><br></font></font>
     

  3. Ditlev1995

    Ditlev1995 New Member

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    i have tried to cut bands on my paper guillotine, and it did not work <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br>when im cutting flat bands i use a scalpel and an aluminum ruler, and it works wery well!
     
  4. slingshotsniper

    slingshotsniper New Member

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    I knew a way to cut bands pretty well . You need: Tape sharp knife cutting board and ruler.<br>1. you mark out were you want to cut. <br>2. your place tape on there and tape it down. MAKE SURE THERE ARE NO AIR BUBBLES this will mess it all up<br>3.place the ruler on the line.<br>4. push hard down and pull it along the line. Use the ruler to help you.<br>this should give you a clean line<br>hope this helped
     
  5. Rayshot

    Rayshot New Member

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    If you can afford a good rotary cutter it is hard to imagine a better way to cut bands aside from a guillotine cutter.<br><br>The rotary cutter is good in various ways. It is space economical. A specialized tool that does an exceptional job for it's purpose. Easily transportable. If templates for band sizes are made it is an great way to be cutting your bands.<br><br>JUST LEARNED THIS; One thing I just came across that was giving me wavy cuts. I am newly using a hollow core luan door as a table. The flex in the table was causing the latex to move under my straight edge and template. So be sure you are on rigid surface for straight cuts.
     
  6. leland1946

    leland1946 New Member

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    Mornin everybody, first off just yesterday recieved my very first thera-band, 5 foot piece. I have no idea of what is good or what is not so good. <br><br>That being said, has anybody tried putting the thera band in the frig for a few hours before cutting it??? If so did it make it easier?? If not could somebody try it for me. Sure I can do it myself; but how would I know if it was better or not?<br><br>Years ago, when working with rubber parts for other things, placing the material in a frig or even sometimes freezing it, made the task at hand a lot better.<br><br>Sorry if this was a dumb question/request but am interrested to find out and do not want to mess something up.<br><br>leland1946<br><br>(ya that's the year I was born lol)
     
  7. horstel-1980

    horstel-1980 New Member

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    I cut my Bands with big pair of scissors. I tried to cut TB black and blue with a sharp knife and it was horrible, but TB gold works very well.
     
  8. Flatband

    Flatband New Member

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    I use a 15 inch Maple bed Ingento Guillotine Paper cutter. I have used one for over 20 years and have found nothing better especially for the thicker gauges. There are times I use a rotary too especially on very thin gauges of rubber. In my opinion-unless you have access to a water jet,laser,or good die press,there is nothing better then these two tools for band cutting. Flatband
     
  9. HonzaS

    HonzaS New Member

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    I tried scissors, but it was not good. for TB silver, I used an ordinary breakable knife, but it was difficult.<br>Tomorrow I'm going to buy a knife wheel. It's probably the best tool tested.<br><br><img src="http://www.naradi-vitek.cz/obrazky/21529/extol-nuz-rotacni-s-chranicem-ostri-45mm-extol-premium-original.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  10. slingshotsniper

    slingshotsniper New Member

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    I've always wanted to try a sharp pizza wheel lol <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">