The most significant factor to successful cutting is a sharp knife!
Different products will require different knife blade thicknesses.
As a general rule:
The thinnest knife blade possible should be selected when cutting flexible extrudate. The more rigid the product, the greater the thickness of blade required.
The following thickness blades are available from the GILLARD factory:
- 0.25 mm (0.010”)
- 0.38 mm (0.015”)
- 0.46 mm (0.018”)
- 0.60 mm (0.024”)
- 0.80 mm (0.031”)
- 1.60 mm (0.062”)
We also have a wide range of different blade shapes available.
We hold literally hundreds of blades in-stock, so we can usually deliver any blades you may need by next-day service.
Please download an article on improving your cutting process here: Cutting Hints (PDF file).