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by pepper
Wed 09 Dec, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Keencut Excalibur 5000 help
Replies: 6
Views: 329

Re: Keencut Excalibur 5000 help

This is really a no brainer you learn so much about the machine and importantly you set it up to your meet your quality standard (i.e. squareness and calibration) and not to someone else's. It is a good idea as suggested to have someone help with lifting it from horizontal to leaning against the wal...
by pepper
Tue 08 Dec, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Not happy with new Keencut blades
Replies: 13
Views: 796

Re: Not happy with new Keencut blades

Abi, give Keencut a call on 01536 263158 and they will sort it out for you. I do know that the blades are now polished as before they weren't but they should not have oil on them. Are they definitely Keencut blades they should have their name stamped on them.
by pepper
Thu 26 Nov, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Keencut Excalibur 5000 - Glass Cutting Conundrum
Replies: 9
Views: 560

Re: Keencut Excalibur 5000 - Glass Cutting Conundrum

Keencut have just launched a new website and it has its own forum https://www.keencut.com/support-forums/ probably a good idea to give that a go.
by pepper
Mon 09 Nov, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keencut System 4000
Replies: 8
Views: 585

Re: Keencut System 4000

Zorro, the link you will need for the white glass cutters is here https://www.glassparts.co.uk/plastic-wheel-holder-135-deg-white-wire?search=white Interesting conversation regarding the machine comparisons, on the one hand I can understand the parallel between the System 4000 and the FT3100 but the...
by pepper
Sat 22 Aug, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Keencut bench part needed
Replies: 4
Views: 508

Re: Keencut bench part needed

The Keencut sales code for this part is LBB and it comes with the screws, not sure how much it costs but give them a call and they will get you sorted.
by pepper
Tue 21 Jul, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Bendy bevel cuts
Replies: 13
Views: 1932

Re: Bendy bevel cuts

Yes, that's exactly right. The mount is trapped under the cutter bar so it cannot move and is too tough to compress or shrink back like the loaf and the slice bends and moves out of the way by the full blade thickness. If you look closely as you cut you will see the dropout rising as the blade passes.
by pepper
Mon 01 Jun, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Service of framing equipment. UK
Replies: 5
Views: 1127

Re: Service of framing equipment. UK

If you contact Keencut I think they have a list of service engineers.
by pepper
Tue 26 May, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cutting a window using 3.5mm mountboard
Replies: 5
Views: 655

Re: Cutting a window using 3.5mm mountboard

The Ultimat Gold should cut 3.5mm but check the following: * The cutting head should have minimal (ideally zero) side play or the board will use that loose movement to pull the blade slightly off track and once the blade starts to veer offline it will bend the blade tip so it can continue on its pat...
by pepper
Thu 21 May, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keencut Ultimat - Original vs Gold vs Futura
Replies: 7
Views: 1167

Re: Keencut Ultimat - Original vs Gold vs Futura

I think I am right in saying that in the last thirty years or so there has been very little functional change in the Fletcher so its easy to supply spare bearings for a thirty year old machine when the design hasn't changed, just saying! The Ultimat changed to the Gold in the mid-nineties and the cu...
by pepper
Fri 15 May, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Bendy bevel cuts
Replies: 13
Views: 1932

Re: Bendy bevel cuts

When cutting modern tough boards, particularly conservation boards on a manual cutter there are a few important factors: * The cutting head should have minimal (ideally zero) side play or the board will use that loose movement to pull the blade slightly off track and once the blade starts to veer of...
by pepper
Wed 25 Mar, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Keencut system 4000
Replies: 21
Views: 5919

Re: Keencut system 4000

Glad to be of help.
by pepper
Thu 19 Mar, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Keencut system 4000
Replies: 21
Views: 5919

Re: Keencut system 4000

by pepper
Thu 19 Mar, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Keencut system 4000
Replies: 21
Views: 5919

Re: Keencut system 4000

There are two types of glass cutter, the earlier one is in a black holder it can be obtained through Lion individually or Keencut (code TCGCW £11.16 each sold in packs of 5), if it is the later one in a white holder it is no longer available from Keencut but it is available from GlassParts in Southa...
by pepper
Thu 19 Mar, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Keencut System 4000 glass cutting
Replies: 9
Views: 6782

Re: Keencut System 4000 glass cutting

Me again, Part 2,...... If none of that works or it is inconsistent there is a problem elsewhere, if you need proof takeout the glass cutting wheel and hold it between finger and thumb, run it down the glass to score then break with your fingers. I have done this many times with both types of wheel ...
by pepper
Thu 19 Mar, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Keencut System 4000 glass cutting
Replies: 9
Views: 6782

Re: Keencut System 4000 glass cutting

There are two types of glass cutter, the earlier one is in a black holder it can be obtained through Lion individually or Keencut (code TCGCW £11.16 each sold in packs of 5), if it is the later one in a white holder it is no longer available from Keencut but it is available from GlassParts in Southa...
by pepper
Mon 11 Jan, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No more hooking
Replies: 3
Views: 2873

Re: No more hooking

cebrooker, could be a number of things happening particularly with a long machine, give Keencut a ring I am sure they have a solution for you.
by pepper
Fri 08 Jan, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cutting glass on the Keencut 5000
Replies: 19
Views: 11890

Re: Cutting glass on the Keencut 5000

There seems to be a number of different ways various people are breaking the glass and if the score line is good then any push, twist, thump or press will concentrate the glasses distortion around the score line to produce a clean break. Personally I press at the top where James' X is because should...
by pepper
Thu 07 Jan, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cutting glass on the Keencut 5000
Replies: 19
Views: 11890

Re: Cutting glass on the Keencut 5000

Hi James, if the glass feels springy or breaks with a bang there is simply something not right with the glass or the glass wheel. First of all the glass, if you have had the same results on different supplies/batches of glass then that can quite easily be ruled out. The wheel has to be in good condi...
by pepper
Thu 07 Jan, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Keencut Ultimat Futura
Replies: 8
Views: 6917

Re: Keencut Ultimat Futura

Hi Louise, Did you get it sorted? If not try carefully peeling up the right hand end of the label which is just above where your arrow is and you should see a flat topped Allen screw hidden underneath it. I think it may have come loose, tighten it and I think the problem should disappear. By the way...
by pepper
Wed 09 Sep, 2009 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What mount & glass cutters to buy?
Replies: 10
Views: 2368

Re: What mount & glass cutters to buy?

Pepper - you don't sound very impartial - I pointed out what I saw as pros and cons for both machines but you only point out pros for one and cons for the other. Sorry if it sounded one sided, but if you review your points they are also tilting one way. However, this just shows how passionate this ...