Cutting Problems - Edward Mathias & Co

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Cutting Problems

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Almost every day when people are referred to us with a cutting problem they assume, or have been misled to believe, that the problem is blade related but only very rarely is that the case.
(We once had a call from somebody who thought he had a dyslexic blade because it was "spelling all the signs wrong"!!!)

People often assume - or are incorrectly advised - that simply by using a different blade type they will solve all their cutting problems but unfortunately that is not always true.

Using the correct blade type is important.
But only if it is used in conjunction with correct settings on a machine that is suitable for the job.

People sometimes buy - or are sold - materials without checking whether it can be cut on their plotter (or on any plotter) and misled by some material suppliers to believe they can obtain a miraculous blade that will extract heavyweight performance from a lightweight machine.
Unfortunately there are no “magic” blades.

Some cutting problems are caused by using the wrong blade type but they are far more frequently caused by incorrect machine or software settings or simply by trying to cut materials beyond the capability of the machine.

Unless you are trying to cut materials beyond the limitations of your equipment we can usually help.

Our assistance more often involves telling you what to do rather than selling you anything.

Providing technical help can be time consuming - we sometimes charge.

You are welcome to email or call us.  

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