Super Precise Flat band Cuts using Guillotine type paper cutter

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by Flatband, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. Flatband

    Flatband New Member

    You can measure them real good, cut them right on the line you made and still notice that both bands are not exactly equal. Here's a way I've found to be totally "dead on" and have bands that are a perfect match. Example: You have a set of band dimensions using a 30 gauge latex that are 1 1/8 x 7/8 x 8 1/2"s. First:<br><br>Cut a set of bands 1 1/4" x 1" x 8 5/8".<br><br>Now put both bands together on top of one another,<br><br>Line them up on the edge of the paper cutter for about a 1/16" cut to square one edge on both up<br><br>Press down on both with straight edge and make cut<br><br>You'll notice that both bands are stuck together after being cut-leave them that way! The pressure of the cut kept them together.<br><br>Now swing both bands(stuck together) around so that the other edge is on the side to be cut<br><br>Measure from the just cut edge your dimensions of 1 1/8" at the wide end and 7/8" at the small end<br><br>Make sure both bands are still stuck together at the opposite side that is to be cut<br><br>press down on your straight edge and make the new cut on both bands<br><br>You now have two bands that are EXACTLY the same width<br><br>Now take a cut of both bands on one of the ends-make cut and then measure from there out to 8 1/2"s and make that cut<br><br>You have two bands that are dead equal in both length and in both width measurements-A Perfect Set<br><br>Will this make a difference in my shooting? Probably not. We've all experienced shooting using a set that had a tear in the band near the pouch that was like over 50% of the width of the band and we're wondering how we are still hitting our target-weird right? Well at least with this method we know we have them cut as good as we're gonna get them! Flatband <img src="" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
  2. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

    Good stuff, very interesting read. Thanks for posting Flatband <img src="" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"> When it comes to my bands... close enough is good enough <img src="" alt="Razz" longdesc="9">