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Re: [BKARTS] Binder's board



Scott,
I have absolutely no idea if the 1071 can be converted to a foot clamp.  I
bought my trimmer at www.machinerunner.com -- there's a customer service
number on the website, and maybe they can help you.  Sorry, but I'm not just
mechanically-minded enough to figure something like that out...

Good luck,
Ann
----- Original Message -----
From: "English, Scott" <senglish@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2003 2:40 PM
Subject: Re: Binder's board

> Thanks to everyone for the info. I think I'll probably go with the 1071
> Kutrimmer. It sounds let there are a couple of different approaches to
> solving the curved cut with Davie board.
>
> One more quick question for those who have a Dahle or kutrimmer table top
> model.
>
> I see that there is a clamp that you operate with your left hand to hold
the
> paper in place during cutting. My problem is that I've lost the use of my
> left hand. I know the bigger models have a foot operated clamp. Do you
think
> it would be possible to convert the hand clamp to a foot clamp? Would
parts
> be available from the manufacturer or could I rig something up myself?
>
> Thanks again,
>
> Scott English
>
> p.s. anything will be better than doing all of my cutting with a utility
> knife and a Fiskers cutting matte ;-)
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>
>
> > ----------
> > From:         First Creator, Ltd.
> > Reply To:     Book_Arts-L
> > Sent:         Monday, June 2, 2003 12:03 PM
> > To:   BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject:      Re: 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
> > sizes.
> >
> > Karl
> >
> > ----- 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
> > this
> > > 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.
> > The
> > > 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
> > book
> > > > arts studio). I've been interested in the 'kutrimmers', probably a
24"
> > to
> > > > 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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