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Thread: Here's something to save you time cutting carbon or fiberglass

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    Default Here's something to save you time cutting carbon or fiberglass

    I'll admit. Maybe I'm a little behind the times or maybe I'm on to something. Either way I'm posting this in hopes it may help someone during their boat build. We all dread cutting carbon or fiberglass cloth (we I do and I'm guessing I'm not alone) you know, fighting with scissors trying to cut it, get a snag. Ugh. Well I decided to try this fabric cutter I saw at Walmart. I actually bought it a few moths ago and forgot till today. I think it was about $15 and they carry replacement blades for it pretty cheap. It'll slice through carbon cloth with ease and multiple layers of fiberglass cloth easily.





    Here's a video of me cutting two layers of fiberglass cloth cloth. Sorry for the not so good video, I was doing it with one hand.

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    I've got a pair of Fiskars scissors for cutting cf, but I like that rolling cutter!

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    My wife will be upset if I borrow hers and cut carbon cloth with it. Looks like I'll need to try one out on my own. Thanks for the suggestion.
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    They're Fiskars Amplify Razor edge 8" fabric shears. $30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fweasel View Post
    My wife will be upset if I borrow hers and cut carbon cloth with it. Looks like I'll need to try one out on my own. Thanks for the suggestion.
    Don't let her catch you lol.

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    looks good man, but WHAT is going on with the music dude... lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luck as a Constant View Post
    looks good man, but WHAT is going on with the music dude... lol
    Lmao, I had YouTube music just playing in the background. Not my music of choice, I wasn't signed in to my account on that tv. Basically just background noise lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fweasel View Post
    My wife will be upset if I borrow hers and cut carbon cloth with it. Looks like I'll need to try one out on my own. Thanks for the suggestion.
    I don't think you'll be disappointed. I was pretty surprised how easy it cuts. Seems to work very well on wooden surface.
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    I have been using these roller blade knives for 20 years ( different brand ), brilliant tool for cutting glass cloth or carbon. No snagging or pulling the fibres just a very clean cut, changing to a new blade pays as they are only cheap for spare blades. But you still get quite a number of cuts from a blade.

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    If you use the roller cutter, do you still need to use tape on carbon fiber? I think you would but want to confirm.

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    Personally I do use tape if I am cutting to a finished size, but if I am doing something like a hatch where its cut oversize because it will be trimmed up after the resin has set I don't bother taping. Using the roller cutter I find the carbon or glass dosnt pull out of shape like when you handle the material using scissors.

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    Yea I like that it does not disturb the weave.
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    Ok very good.

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