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    Posted: 01/21/2009 at 5:11am
what do you use to cut rubbers?

scissor or cutter?
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I've seen people use scissors [any old pair] for thinner sponges and OX but I think cutter would be better for thicker sponges.

I really don't think that those curved Donic scissors are neccesary; you can get a nice cut without spending heaps.

Make sure whether you're using scissors or cutters, the blade must be sharp.
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okay..

thanks

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Depends. Thick sponge and rubber (usually inverted) I use cutter. Thin sponge and rubber (usually long pips) I use scissors.
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I use a pair od scissors and it works fine 4 me. But im not so pedantic on how the result ends up...

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I use cutter for inverted rubber. The cut is clean and very good when you get accustomed to it. Only I use scissors for ox.
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I would use a stanley knife(like a scalpel) but stronger. Probably called a craft or model makers knife in other countries.
 
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I use SHARP CUTTING SCISSORS. I always get perfect even cuts. I don't know why. Also it's nice to have something like Donic scissors because it was made specially for cutting rubbers.
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You can get curve scissors that are used by craft hobbyist and they work great. Just need to keep the scissors flushed to the side of the blade and straight.

The only hard part is the first snip because the handle is in the way.
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i just use this to cut my rubber to the blade.. this is the cheapest knife to cut the rubber..Wink 1 knife 1 or 2 rubber..

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Originally posted by abshadow15 abshadow15 wrote:

what do you use to cut rubbers?

scissor or cutter?
 
Whenever I started buying my own rubbers I went out to LOWS and bought a new pair of sharp scissors and use them only for cutting rubber.  Works fine for all my 2.0-2.2mm cutting needs.  :)
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I use a surgical knife and a turntable. You don't really need a turntable but the $7 knife is well worth the money. People from my club don't believe I did it myself because the edge is so smooth.
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I use olfa cutter, the heavy duty one.
I also use samurai Scissors to cut my rubber. The brand is Shozaburo, very sharp, the sharpest scissors I've ever seen.
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a good X-acto knife and disposable blades.

every few sheets of rubber (4? 6?) replace the blade.
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I used to use Zeropong scissors, but after trying this rubber cutting knife - there is no coming back:

http://www.americantabletennis.com/get_item_tg5+kni_rubber-cutting-knife.htm

You have to be careful with it though - keep the angle around 90 degrees, else your cut wont look nice.
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For pips in rubber - Cutter. Less messy, quicker and better results
For LP / SP - Scissors (the one use to cut hairs, it's sharp enough)
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I use scissors and I can get satisfactory results.  I lubricate the blades with Windex prior to cutting - it makes a big difference.
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Regular X-acto knife. Olfa is very good too but kinda expensive...
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I use wet scissors, the water helps them to not stick to the glue, and scissors will do.
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Sharp titanium scissors, the secret is to do it very slowly about a quarter if an inch at a time.
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People have made a big deal about using scissors, but I can never get them to cut as good as a good 'ol utility blade.... cutting on a piece of glass you can get a perfect cut, and I DO recommend that you try to cut all the way through in one pass.


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To get a clean cut, I prefer to use cutting knife.  However, for really soft blade, you have to be careful because if you are not doing it right, your knife might knick your soft blade, leaving a scar there.

Since I like to have 1 - 2 mm of extra rubbers over the edge, I use scissor now (wetted with windex first).  The cut is not as good as using cutting knife but I have a bit of extra margin there so when I remove and glue the rubbers back, I don't have to be so precise.
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You can use scisors for a clean cut as well not only for leaving extra rubber for protection...  if you hold it against the blade, being carefull not to cut the blade, and make very small cuts youll get a nice clean cut
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Agree with you, you can get a clean cut as well using scissor, but have to follow the edge of the blade (like using cutting knife).  However, since I want to leave 1-2 mm extra, I can't follow the edge of the blade, thus can't be as neat.
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Yes you can, if you put the scissors at an angle you can cut away from the blade edge and leave the same space all the way around
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Furthermor, to have 1-2mm more is a protector for the blade when you strike in table.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ffx-me Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01/21/2009 at 9:15pm
Yo I just noticed cole had a nice video demonstrating how to use scissors for this in his how to section
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote doraemon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01/21/2009 at 9:58pm
Originally posted by ffx-me ffx-me wrote:

Yes you can, if you put the scissors at an angle you can cut away from the blade edge and leave the same space all the way around


I am sorry but I can't visualize what you meant here.
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Originally posted by jalc jalc wrote:

Furthermor, to have 1-2mm more is a protector for the blade when you strike in table.


Correct!!  First, when I did that I meant it to cushion the impact when hitting the table, thus gives a bit of protection to your blade.

However, back when I was still gluing, I had problem put the rubbers back on the blade neatly if they were cut exactly the size of the blade.  With 1-2 mm extra on the edge, I didn't need to be so precise and had the whole blade covered well.

Another additional advantage is that you can have your rubbers put onto bigger size blade and will still fit alright.
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