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Old Thu 17 July 2008, 00:24
Kobus_Joubert
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Dalview
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Vinyl Cutting with MM - Drag knife attachment for router

Came across this site .... http://www.littleeholdings.com/
A little thing that you put in your collet that holds a standard Roland vinyl cutting blade so that you can cut your own vinyl decals...and other vinyl signs.
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Old Thu 17 July 2008, 04:52
Robert M
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Lac-Brome, Qc
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Thanks for this link / info !!
Will defiantly be a helper for some… well I know I’m interested !!
their in Canada…
Amicalement, Robert
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Old Thu 17 July 2008, 05:04
Kobus_Joubert
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I am now thinking of selling my vinyl cutter. You don't even need to buy that attatchment. With the level of people on this forum it is possible to design something like it. On my vinyl cutter the Roland blade is inside some sort of tube with a magnetic holder on the top to keep the blade in the holder, but allow it to swivel as the X and Y gantries moves and changes direction.
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Old Thu 17 July 2008, 06:23
sailfl
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Winter Park, FL
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Kobus,

Can you supply some detailed pictures of your vinyl cutter?
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Old Thu 17 July 2008, 06:44
Kobus_Joubert
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will take a picture tonight and post it.....but as you have noticed...my picture taking ability is not very good.
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Old Thu 17 July 2008, 07:07
Kobus_Joubert
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bladeHolder.jpg

This is a little small, but here you get the idea. The vinyl cutting blade fits into the blade holder. It is free to swivel around to present the cutting edge to the direction of travel.
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Old Thu 17 July 2008, 07:12
isladelobos
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Canary Islands
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You need a silicone flex table in the kitchen base.

What used?
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Old Thu 17 July 2008, 08:05
Kobus_Joubert
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I don't understand ? On my existing vinyl cutter the vinyl runs over a metal frame. You set up the PRESSURE of your knife to cut just through the vinyl and make sure that the backing paper of the vinyl is not cut.

According to the article on the webpage in post#1 you stick the vinyl to the table with special spray on glue that makes the vinyl come off easily after cutting.

Remember this is not really to go into production of cutting vinyl for a signage company. This is for the MechMate user to make the odd vinyl sticker / decal
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Old Thu 17 July 2008, 11:47
isladelobos
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sorry not is a silicone is a teflon table.

the plotters carried a sheet of Teflon, under the vinyl, to "cushion" the pressure of the blade, and not cut the backing paper wen the cutter is not sharp or change the grossor of the vinyl.

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Old Wed 03 June 2009, 09:22
grandpi
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Caussens
France
Cutting 6/10mm wood boards

Hello guys,

I would like to cut very thin wood boards : 6/10mm oak.
I have seen http://www.littleeholdings.com/ has stopped the sell of the Vinyl Mate

Do you have idea to cut this material ?

Thanks,

Pierre.
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Old Wed 03 June 2009, 09:46
Doug_Ford
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Conway (Arkansas)
United States of America
6/10mm doesn't sound THAT thin. Why can't you cut it with the MM?
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Old Wed 03 June 2009, 09:53
domino11
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Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
I think you would have trouble cutting that with a drag knife setup. Thats around 3/8" thick. Im with Doug, just hold it down to the table and cut with a good bit.
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Old Wed 03 June 2009, 10:08
Gerald D
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Cape Town
South Africa
I think Pierre is talking of 6/10ths of a mm, = 0.6mm. (verneer)
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Old Wed 03 June 2009, 10:28
Gerald D
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Cape Town
South Africa
A man who experimented with making his own:

http://www.cuttingedgecnc.com/vinyl.htm
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Old Wed 03 June 2009, 10:55
domino11
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Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
Gerald,
Funny now that you mention it, that seems more logical, I might need another coffee. The drag knife seems like a better idea now.
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Old Wed 03 June 2009, 17:22
Greolt
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Victoria
Australia
This is my vinyl cutter. It works quite well.

I place the vinyl on a nice clean bit of MDF and use the vacuum to suck through the MDF and hold it down.

These roland style blade holders can be had on ebay for about $30

Pics show the adaptation. Not exactly how it works in a roland cutter but it works OK.

First pic is holder as purchased.

Greg
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Old Thu 04 June 2009, 02:27
grandpi
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Caussens
France
Thank you all for your reply !
It's true i was talking of 0.6mm thickness !.
This is the material i would like to cut : http://fr.marechaux-sa.com/placages-...uples-32-c.asp

Bye,

Pierre.
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