Username Post: Best way to cut thick chipboard ?        (Topic#1590655)
kkmalaika
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kkmalaika

Hi there

This question might have been raised before, but I can't find a way to search by forum subject, so I am asking all mini album masters here : What tool do you use to cut your thickest chipboard ? I use a cutter and I am really having a hard time I also bought a rotary cutter for that purpose but still to no result as the blade seems to cut well only once. Please help!!


 
corrie fan
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In response to kkmalaika

Exacto, ruler and cutting mat.


 
Luvmyfam
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  • corrie fan Said:
Exacto, ruler and cutting mat.



THIS!


 
mrsrogers52513
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In response to Luvmyfam

I third that!


 
kkmalaika
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In response to mrsrogers52513

Thank you guys, I've just looked at a short demo of the exacto and it looks very promising. I guess I know what my next purchase is going to be. I'll be sure to update the forum on my results with it. Thanks again.


 
mrsrogers52513
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In response to kkmalaika

And the Xacto knives are fairly inexpensive! Good luck!


 
Sneezy1956
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In response to mrsrogers52513

I have an old paper cutter that will cut chipboard so I use it. It's an old carl I have to draw a line since you can read any of the marks any more


 
Scrapjanny
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In response to Sneezy1956

I use a box cutter, a metal-edged ruler, and a cutting mat. I find that a lighter touch and several passes works better than using a lot of pressure and trying to do it with one pass.


 
Kit Scrapo
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In response to Scrapjanny

A lot of times your local scrapbook store will have a swing blade cutter (or guillotine cutter) in their workshop that will cut through almost anything. Some stores will let you use their workshop for free if you are a regular customer or if you simply buy a sheet of paper. If you don't have a local sb store, sorry, this tip won't help... but I thought I'd throw it in anyway.


 
dorichatelain
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In response to corrie fan

  • corrie fan Said:
Exacto, ruler and cutting mat.


This is my favorite tools to use for all cutting...... well most all....


 
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