Rubber cutter


#1

Does anyone know of a supplier that sells rubber cutters?

Thanks


#2

Sörbo sells a Docket to sharpen and trim rubber for their squeegees:


#3

I used to use sharp scissors but I found they chewed at the rubber too much.

I now use a new scraper blade to cut them.

Its just I heard remember somebody mentioned in another topic, the (Palmers?) Rubber Cutter as a really useful tool and and I’d not heard of it before.


#4

I have one. it is a Palmer Squee “G” Quikut. I’ve had it for nearly 20 years. I believe I got it from catalog…they might not make it anymore…I’ll post a pic of mine if I can

Scissors pinch the rubber before it cuts and using a 1" scraper is tough to make a clean, square end cut. This tool is is quick and easy. it is also adjustable so you can determine how much the rubber extends past the channel


#5

Do you cut starting at the blade edge of the rubber first or the base of the rubber?


#6

I have anvil pruners in both rigs as well as the shop,i usually cut from the blade towards the base/spline,even with scissors(if that’s all i have)


#7

Why?

You say “usually” – does that mean you [I]sometimes[/I] cut from the base/spline toward the blade? If so ([I]sometimes[/I]); why?


#8

Allow me to elaborate:D with good cutters anvil or other types either way is ok (because your getting a precise cut but…“i prefer to cut blade to spline”,especially when having to use scissors because you run less risk of an uneven cut and i would rather have it on the spline as opposed to the blade;)


#9

Attaboy, Craig!


#10

I think the price is kinda high but they are “[I]Specially made[/I] for cutting rubber”


#11

They are high & if you got the $duckets$ to blow go for it!Otherwise go to a local hardware ctr,etc and get some garden style “anvil pruners” i just picked up a cheap pair for 5.00 bucks;) these here are alittle better but more$ but there the type i talk about.

http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=1273481


#12

I didn’t buy them. I’m trying to MAKE money.