April 3, 2012 at 10:09 pm
Hi Eric, I recently set up my sandblast cabinet. I also have my micro sandblaster set up, but I’m still wondering which vinyl cutter to purchase. My goal is as I said before…sand carve glass and stone. The cutter you mention is the Creation Pcutter. I have read that it’s a great cutter, “but” cutting fine detail on thick vinyl is hard on the stepper motor that it is equipped with. The question I have is, how thick of a vinyl have you cut with this cutter?
Does yours have intricate cutting ability? Do you lose any, the thicker the vinyl? Also, what is contour cutting ability mean. I notice some cutters have that option, but do I need it? What will I NOT be able to do without it? Thanks Steve
I have placed a 35 mil sand mask resist in my cutter and your right, the thicker the sheet is the less precise the cut gets. I’d suggest not going over 10 or 15 mils.
It cuts most intricate designs, but the finer the lines are, the harder it is to weed them out. Just about every stencil for the work on my site was cut with the cutter. There are some that I did:
- Custom Beer Mug
- Rose Etched Glass Mug Gift
- Personalized Wine bottle
- Bottom picture or back side of this photoresist produced stencil example.
The contour cutting ability isn’t anything you need for making sandblasting stencils. Its mainly for making printed decals.
Hope it helps.
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