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Post Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:28 am

Graphtec FC4100-130 : Where to get blades

Good morning, I hope you're all not snowed in !!

We've got a Graphtec FC4100-130 and i'd like to get some new contour blades.
Does anyone know what blades I need and a good place to get them from ?
I only need some standard 45 degree vinyl cutting blades.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Post Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:34 am

Edward Mathias.
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Post Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:40 pm

Yep, Edward Mathias from me too.

Be prepared for a long LONG phone call.

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Post Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:13 pm

Yep just 'spoke' to him :wink: ..... blades are on there way. :D
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Post Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:26 pm

Contact details please? :D
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Post Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:58 pm

Dave Standen at PrintOne for blades.

I know Harry knows his blades etc and is reputable, not knocking him or the firm at all... but i honestly cant be doing with the faffing around returning blades in jiffy bags before i get my new ones...
not knocking it, just not for me, and i did try it over a period of about 12-16 months...
we are talking about a product that costs about £8 new, something that can lasts months at a time... when its done, bin it and stick in another.
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Post Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:07 pm

I'm going through a blade a week roughly with some of the garment material that i'm using

I'll give them a phone right now cos i'm out of blades and the one i'm using is dull as hell
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Post Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:37 pm

John, you must be putting the blade in upside down mate! :o :lol1:
Roughly a week??? :-?

seriously though, Our cutting machines work non-stop, we go through allot of cut vinyl in a single week...
we do have a separate blade for cutting reflective vinyls (because you should do) but i know for a fact our guys do not change over blades every time they cut reflective, and reflective vinyl WILL wear blades down more than any other because it containes glass beads to create the light shimmer, which in turn quickly blunts the blade. STILL... we seldom need to change our blades.

garment vinyls are very soft in comparison to sign making vinyls, ide not imagine them doing much if any damage to a blade mate.
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Post Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:54 pm

yeah most garment vinyls are soft but some are quiet rough and textured plus it's small designs

Also using it for thick rubber stencil


And no it's not upside down :wink:
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Post Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:02 pm

John Wilson wrote:I'm going through a blade a week roughly with some of the garment material that i'm using

I'll give them a phone right now cos i'm out of blades and the one i'm using is dull as hell


give the blade holder a really good clean out often gives the same symptoms as a dead blade.

nothing wrong with my febay ones can't fault them.

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Post Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:28 pm

I use compressed air to clean mine out sometimes and it's still the same
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Post Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:37 pm

compressed air is fine, but also give a good clean/wipe. drip little amounts of wd40 or the like down the barrel to allow the blade to spin free.
this is something matthias claim their blades last/work better because their blades are sealed in the unit. as a result you need to send them back complete to be resharpened.

eBay Chris! how dare you use such language on UKSB. shame on you... :lol1:
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Post Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:25 pm

It's been engaged for a while now, i'll keep trying lol
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Post Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:36 pm

John Wilson wrote:Also using it for thick rubber stencil


And no it's not upside down :wink:


John, you've picked me up wrong when I said I wanted a Durex stencil :roll:
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Post Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:42 pm

Neil Speirs wrote:
John Wilson wrote:Also using it for thick rubber stencil


And no it's not upside down :wink:


John, you've picked me up wrong when I said I wanted a Durex stencil :roll:


Just for everyone else's benefit that was meant to be a joke :lol1:
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Post Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:28 pm

Europoint don't sell blades do they???
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Post Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:09 pm

best holder cleaner i have found is a aerosol tin on car brake cleaner and blast it out.

don't get it in your eyes :cry:

after it drys out one drop of 3in1 oil
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Post Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:42 pm

John Wilson wrote:Europoint don't sell blades do they???


RHG sell cutters, so ide "guess" they would sell Blades. but... It may only be for their line of cutters, one being Roland, which Europoint did before the merge. not sure what cutters RHG did before that.

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