We try to answer a question we are asked very frequently by our customers: ‘how come I can’t cut the ream all the waythrough? “, or in other words, “how comethe blade cuts at the end and not in the middle?“
We made a short video to answer this question:
Adjusting the press of a cutter
As you certainly know, the cutting effort made by a blade depends mainly on two factors:
- The size of the ream on which the cutting operation is performed.
- Paper weight, or the ratio of paper weight to paper surface area.
With this in mind, the proper adjustment of a cutter’s presser turns out to be a key element in the proper preservation of the blade and thus its effectiveness in cutting.
In fact, over the years, we have verified how, under excessive pressure, the paper tends to take on a consistency that deforms the blade plane, even by several millimeters after the first few cuts.
Proper blade storage – some tips
Below, we then give you some tips for the proper storage of the blade, which is crucial to the success of the cutting operation:
- Adjust the blade press with each change in paper size and weight
- Have the blade sharpened as soon as it loses its edge, avoiding unnecessary pressure compensation
- Report to us promptly any kind of problem, we will be happy to help you
Do you need advice?
We are at your disposal for any doubts or curiosity. Visit our Blades for Paper page and fill out the form by entering your message.
Do you know the differences between the various types of steel from which blades are made? We have written an article that answers this question. In general, the choice of steel depends on the type of cut, the material to be cut, and the machine used.
Read the full article: Paper blades – difference between types of steel