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Rough edges on mountboard bevels

Postby whitbyframer » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:12 pm

Hi. My mount cutter has suddenly started leaving rough edges on bevel cuts. I take it that this means the blade is blunt, or have I got a bigger issue? Thanks
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Re: Rough edges on mountboard bevels

Postby prospero » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:31 pm

How often do you change the blades? :D
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Re: Rough edges on mountboard bevels

Postby featurepiece » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:19 pm

Based on experience I'd say you need to change your blade :) If it's on the inside (next to the 'art') of the cut I'd change your slip mat too
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Re: Rough edges on mountboard bevels

Postby whitbyframer » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:35 pm

Thanks Featurepiece
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Re: Rough edges on mountboard bevels

Postby pramsay13 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:31 pm

Rough edges is usually a sign that the slip mat needs replaced.
I never go over the same bit twice as even just the second cut in the same place leaves me with ragged edges.
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Re: Rough edges on mountboard bevels

Postby IFGL » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:54 pm

What are you using as a mat slip, concrete slabs or bricks might produce that effect, using normal mount board should yield far more than a net usage of 1 cut from a slip sheet.
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Re: Rough edges on mountboard bevels

Postby kartoffelngeist » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:23 pm

pramsay13 wrote:Rough edges is usually a sign that the slip mat needs replaced.
I never go over the same bit twice as even just the second cut in the same place leaves me with ragged edges.


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