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Post Sat Jun 14, 2003 11:37 pm

This must be worthy of a plug!

Hell, the perils of cutting correx straight, yes you know what I mean!
I have seen this was discussed before, but can't find the thread.

Plast-Kut only £18.50
it really is the best tool for the job you'll ever buy.

Totally and utterly brilliant! :P
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Post Sun Jun 15, 2003 10:42 am

Does it cut across the 'grain' as well as down the tubes?
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Post Sun Jun 15, 2003 12:02 pm

Couldn't see it on their website can you post a pic to see how big it is an what it looks like? Sounds like a bargain at £18.50!

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Post Sun Jun 15, 2003 12:04 pm

i have had one of these knifes about 2 years now. yes they cut the easy part of cutting correx/propyplex very very well.. but do not cut against the flutes!! at all.. so £18 to cut nice and straight one way and a dogs breakfast the other... :roll: :roll:
so one knife for cutting one way and another for cutting the other way..

use my method for cutting foamex (as shown in demo area) with a regular stanley knife of £3.00 and it cuts perfect both directions.
the knife you pick up any diy place.. just make sure it is sharp.

tecnique and a good straight edge will cut almost all substrates spot on! :wink:
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Post Sun Jun 15, 2003 12:09 pm

Off to the demo area - Thanks Rob!
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Post Sun Jun 15, 2003 3:30 pm

Martin C wrote:Does it cut across the 'grain' as well as down the tubes?


No, across the flutes is easy, but that's the simple bit with a steel rule and a stanley knife, really you don't even need a rule if you're careful.
But try cutting down the flutes with a steel rule and a stanley knife.
and more correx ends up in the bin.
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Post Sun Jun 15, 2003 9:01 pm

Really you don't even need a rule if you're careful.


I’m sorry mate, but your not convincing me that a straight line can easily be cut against the flutes of correx “without a straight edge”.
Correx isn’t difficult to cut but it is difficult to keep a straight cut continuously.

I can cut “with the flutes” free hand, and do in most cases, but if I need it perfect, I cut with a straight edge. Against the flutes is always with a straight edge regardless.

If you think it’s a good invesment of £18.50 for a knife that only cuts one way & you need a regular Stanley to cut the other way, then fair enough. I have the knife in question. It does work brill with the flutes but is completely useless against the flutes.

If the idea of the hooked blade appeals and you would like a blade that can cut in this fashion.. Buy a pack of Stanley carpet-cutting blades. Not the normal kind but the hooked ones. Take a file or grinder and buff off the tip of the hook. You will find you have now got yourself a plasti-cut knife and all for about 50p.. well near enough!
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Post Sun Jun 15, 2003 10:23 pm

Robert Lambie wrote:
Really you don't even need a rule if you're careful.



If you think it’s a good invesment of £18.50 for a knife that only cuts one way & you need a regular Stanley to cut the other way, then fair enough. I have the knife in question. It does work brill with the flutes but is completely useless against the flutes.


Stanley knife and rule really isn't the correct tool for the job,
On Thursday I printed 500 'sold' slips and seperated them all quickly and efficiently and more to the point accurately with the plast-kut , if I'd used a stanley knife and steel rule it would have taken many hours (may still be there now) :lol: and I'd have to had printed more to compensate for the wastage which is inevitable when using incorrect tools for the job.
£18.50 outlayed saved me at least £60 in labour time on that particular job alone
I can only see it being of total benefit to the business, I've even ordered a few more as it's a fantastic tool purposely made for job.
Why struggle when an £18.50 tool will make life a hell of a lot easier?
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Post Sun Jun 15, 2003 11:00 pm

I think you are missing my point mate.
I have one of these fantastic tools.. Have had for about 2 years now. We go through about 10-20 sheets of correx a week supplying various signs to a large, local fair ground.
I bought this knife for this customer in question. If you read what I have said above..

(1) I have the knife in question. It does work brill with the flutes


(2) I have had one of these knifes about 2 years now. Yes they cut the easy part of cutting correx/propyplex very very well..


I’m not knocking what it does.. More what it doesn’t!
Fine if you cut 500 small signs that only needed to be slit one way “with the flutes then YES! ITS IDEAL!” But cutting lots of signs both ways?
Something most will have to do..

You said
Stanley knife and rule really isn't the correct tool for the job,

Then what is?

The point im stressing here is.. You made a post to try and plug a product.
And fine.. If you feel that way go for it. But at least tell folk the down side to the product as well as the good.. Because as far as I am concerned it does have one..

then allow the reader to decide for himself if he wants to buy it! :wink:
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Post Mon Jun 16, 2003 9:39 am

I only cut a small amount of Correx but this is my tool for cutting along the flutes.


Stanley knife with a fold of copper wire from a piece of electric cable with a dab of solder at each end, it works.
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Post Mon Jun 16, 2003 6:14 pm

thats all it takes mate.. just a guide of some sort.. thanks for showing us alan :wink:
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Post Mon Jun 16, 2003 8:37 pm

What about a curves shape.....i once had to do some curved panels in that twin wall clear roofing sheet. very tricky


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Post Mon Jun 16, 2003 8:49 pm

Nice of Alan to show the pics of his knife....
It's always good to see the little inventions of other signmakers.
Keep em coming
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