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Re: [BKARTS] Binder's board

I've also found that the Dahle trimmer cuts with a slight curve.  However,
this only seems to be a problem when cutting a full sized board.  So what I
do is pre-cut each binders board into strips slightly larger than what I
need.  My Dahle then does a very precise job of trimming to the required


----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric Alstrom" <eric.c.alstrom@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2003 12:47 PM
Subject: Re: Binder's board

> Scott,
> In my experience (with a Dahle trimmer, probably 36" blade, similar in
> quality to the Kutrimmers) this type of cutter is better for paper and
> lightweight board, but not binder's board.  At a previous job, we used
> to cut everything from tissue to blue/grey board (.060" thickness) and
> occasionally binders board.  It did fine with everything until the binders
> board, where the clamp wasn't strong enough to hold the board stationary.
> That resulted in a slight curve in the cut, enough to make it difficult to
> construct boxes and cases.  Again, this was with a Dahle brand trimmer.
> Kutrimmer may be different.
> Eric
> on 6/2/03 12:09 PM, English, Scott at senglish@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> wrote:
> > Hey list,
> >
> > I'm planning to buy a paper cutter for my new studio, (just starting a
> > arts studio). I've been interested in the 'kutrimmers', probably a 24"
> > cut paper and board.
> >
> > Will these cutters handle book board? If not can you recommrnd one that
> > will?
> >
> > Thanks for your help,
> > Scott English
> ******************************
>  Eric Alstrom       Hanover, NH
>  Book: Artist | Binder | Conservator
>  bookbinder@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>  http://bookworks.tripod.com
> ******************************

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