how to cut theraband with scissors?

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by meeeee!, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. meeeee!

    meeeee! New Member

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    i saw a video of cutting flat bands with scissors by covering the rubber with masking tape. i tried it and it came out horrible. the scissors i was using do not work very good, but i still expected the bands to come out a little better than they did. i am going to buy some new scissors. anyone got tips on how to cut flat bands this way? <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_pirat.png" alt="pirat" longdesc="23"> ( just felt like wearing an eye patch. lol.)
     
  2. CaptainBacon

    CaptainBacon Knowledgeable Man

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    Expensive fabric scissors. You could also buy a rotary cutter and cut along a straight edge.
     

  3. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Hellooooo meeee!<br>I think i said in my topic that you need to use good scissors, they have to be sharp enough. But you got to keep in mind, nothing beats a rotary cutter for flat bands.
     
  4. meeeee!

    meeeee! New Member

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    thanks. i know you have to use good scissors, i am going to buy some later, but anyone got any tips other than that? scissors seem to cut better with thicker material, especially bad quality ones, so maybe using more layers of masking tape? maybe heating the scissors before cutting? what do you think?<br>would try it myself but i am out of rubber, gotta buy some more. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_sad.gif" alt="Sad" longdesc="3">
     
  5. pasquale

    pasquale Member

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    Before I ordered a rotary cutter I used the tape method Iwhich works quit well
     
  6. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    You can try the masking tape method and use an ordinary cutter but then you <u>have</u> to use a cutting map. I tried that method too but i did the cuts on a glass " board" i' ve found in my GF' s kitchen. It worked pretty well but i had to break a piece from the cutter' s blade after 3 cuts.
     
  7. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    You could replace the cutting math with an thick newspaper or something like that. After a few bandsets its of course shred to pieces, but if you dont know what to do with all the reclame that can be found in your postbox...