Here is how to cut the bands without the very expencive rotary cutter & mat.

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by ketansa, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. ketansa

    ketansa New Member

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    <strong><font color="green">Hallo,<br>Cutting the bands with rotary-cutter is the most essential and 100% important part of band making. But, the rotary-cutters are in the range of 16$ to 48$ from size tiny to large (if they have all the models. Or else they generally stock the medium size ones).</font></strong><br><br><font color="green"><strong>But here is the 1$ substitute I found for the job to be equally perfectly done.-</strong></font><br><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v489/yourstruelyprince/DSC01983.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><font color="green"><strong>Yes, a pizza cutter. </strong></font> <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_redface.gif" alt="Embarassed" longdesc="10"><font color="green"><strong>I used this to cut my bands. It worked perfectly.<br>I selected a properly moving pizza cutter from the shop. Sharpened the edge on a sand paper(rectangular piece of sandpaper taped on a board), at a very slanting angle with rolling movement. <br>Or any means you can if you have any machine tool to sharpen it, but should be done equally throughout its circumference.<br>First I was disappointed. It didn't cut well at all. But after I sharpened it, it felt like ohh everything is here. The edge should be as sharp as it feels like scary to touch.</strong></font><br><font color="blue"><strong>Another tip is, if you dont have that green expensive cutting mat. Use a wooden drawing board or any smooth and soft wooden plank. and a stack of 3or4 A3 size printing papers over it.</strong></font><br><font color="green"><strong>Good wishes, and let me know if this was helpful.<br>Thanks you.</strong></font>
     
  2. zamarion

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    THANK YOU <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"> this is a great idea <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     

  3. ketansa

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    <tr><td class="quote">THANK YOU <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"> this is a great idea <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>I am glad that this helps you Zamarion <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"></span>
     
  4. HonzaS

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    great idea to be cautious fingers.<br> Here have in Möbelix rotary knife for $ 4. (photo)<br><br><img src="http://www.chmelik-trade.cz/fotky1005/fotos/gen320/gen__vyr_1818Nuz-ROTAcNi-S-CHRaNIcEM-OSTri-45mm.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  5. sotiris

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    I've been using one of these all along,xexe
     
  6. ketansa

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>HonzaS wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">great idea to be cautious fingers.<br> Here have in Möbelix rotary knife for $ 4. (photo)<br><br>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>oo, this one looks good enough. But in some countries, there is a monopoly of brands.</span>
     
  7. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    Yeah... I seen this in the dollar store... I decided to go to the craft store and spend 100 bucks on a big cutting mat and a OLFA rotary cutter... I will head back and try the dollar store one compared to my Fiskar and OLFA. <br><br>I do advise a sort of cutting mat tho, I used a piece of Oak, but it kinda allows groves to be cut with the blade...
     
  8. zamarion

    zamarion New Member

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    i just use a kitchen cutting board:p
     
  9. ketansa

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Ryan Wigglesworth wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Yeah... I seen this in the dollar store... I decided to go to the craft store and spend 100 bucks on a big cutting mat and a OLFA rotary cutter... I will head back and try the dollar store one compared to my Fiskar and OLFA. <br><br>I do advise a sort of cutting mat tho, I used a piece of Oak, but it kinda allows groves to be cut with the blade...</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>alright. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> . You will have to make it very sharp throughout the edge. good wishes.</span>
     
  10. trobbie66

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    Crap , wish I had seen this post before I spent $60 for a kit from the craft store!!!!
     
  11. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    My olfa cut through gum rubber like butter, the olfa makes the cheapy fiskars look like a doller store pizza cutter <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"> But I have yet to sharpen one up, when I can I'll give it a shot, too much stuff to do right now though, my vote is for olfa if you want a quality cut for the least amount of work every time. its expensive for this piece of mind tho <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
     
  12. ketansa

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Ryan Wigglesworth wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">My olfa cut through gum rubber like butter, the olfa makes the cheapy fiskars look like a doller store pizza cutter <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"> But I have yet to sharpen one up, when I can I'll give it a shot, too much stuff to do right now though, my vote is for olfa if you want a quality cut for the least amount of work every time. its expensive for this piece of mind tho <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
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    <span class="postbody"><br>Hallo Ryan ))<br>Yes the olfa cutter is the best line of cutters.<br>But,<br>Look at the Theraband in my post <a href="/t997-theraband-gold-substitute-the-theraband-black-latex-free-goes-thumbs-up">http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/t997-theraband-gold-substitute-the-theraband-black-latex-free-goes-thumbs-up</a><br>I have cut it with this pizza cutter. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"></span>
     
  13. egmont

    egmont Slingshot General

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    It is actually possible to make a ok finish with a scisor <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  14. tokSick

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    Here is the best way i know to cut bands with a cisor+tape and have a nice cut.<br>Sorry if i am shaking on the vid, i did not sleep yet and i had too much cofee <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5">.<br>Hope it helps.<br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBeVy2MMGIs&feature=youtu.be" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBeVy2MMGIs&feature=youtu.be</a>
     
  15. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    <tr><td class="quote">Here is the best way i know to cut bands with a cisor+tape and have a nice cut.<br>Sorry if i am shaking on the vid, i did not sleep yet and i had too much cofee <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5">.<br>Hope it helps.<br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBeVy2MMGIs&feature=youtu.be" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBeVy2MMGIs&feature=youtu.be</a>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>great video man! Nice Dreads!! I never even considered cutting like this! thank you !</span>
     
  16. tokSick

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    Thanks Ryan.<br>I' ve put it in the tutorial section. I think it might help the new members.
     
  17. ketansa

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    <tr><td class="quote">Here is the best way i know to cut bands with a cisor+tape and have a nice cut.<br>Sorry if i am shaking on the vid, i did not sleep yet and i had too much cofee <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5">.<br>Hope it helps.<br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBeVy2MMGIs&feature=youtu.be" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBeVy2MMGIs&feature=youtu.be</a>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Hallo, This is nice way to cut. The wiggly elastisity of the rubber gets controlled due to the stiff tape from both sides, thus giving orderly cuts. Nice idea tokSick ))<br>But should be done with high quality paper tape. Because if it leaves the gum, it will react with the rubber and loosen its elasticity.<br>Better wash with warm water and mild-hand wash after every cutting, then dry. you must be doing that. ))<br><br>Cute dog behind you <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/star3.png" alt="Like a Star @ heaven" longdesc="21"><br>and- How do you maintain your matted hair ropes? <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"></span>
     
  18. tokSick

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    hello, You are right over the tape it must be a good quality. I use masking tape that painters use to cover edges, floors, windows, etc... When i take it off almost nothing is left from the gum. When i put the masking tape on the latex i just don' t push it too hard on it. Of course you can wash it but i don' t. Just try that technique and you will see from yourself.<br>The dog is Luna, a Cavalier King Charles.<br>The other one is an American Stafford Shire, Mia.<br><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-QDW1OgjLdC8/TJg0CFoTzBI/AAAAAAAABQE/fKsFgbDc74Y/s512/Mobile%2520Upload.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>She is the friendliest dog i ever seen. People say they are dangerous, i say people are dangerous.<br><br>About my dreadlocks i just do like every one, i wash it with shampoo but i do not brush them. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
     
  19. ketansa

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    oh Mia is also cute <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br>Nice thank you for telling , and the photo.
     
  20. tokSick

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    I was cutting my bands with a crappy rotary cutter but now i have found an Olfa. I did'nt try it yet but i am sure it will be way better then that red piece of <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_silent.png" alt="silent" longdesc="25">.<br><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-bGUm7OW7rdI/UIK9dt-lb-I/AAAAAAAAAtM/ijzWMuBVVTM/s640/olfa.jpg" border="0" alt="">