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When to use 45 degree and 60 degree blades?

11 years 3 weeks ago #212 by Cookie
Don't forget that you will have to change the offset value on your cutter if you change to a different degree blade.
Normally the manufacturer will have the offset value written on the packaging of the blade.

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13 years 2 days ago #99 by Pete
I am going to give the two extremes of angle blades as an example:

1) 60 degree - good for cutting thicker material such as reflective vinyl, sandblast rubber etc. Also good for smaller fonts (needs to be done slower).

2) 30 degree - good for thinner vinyl material and larger fonts (can run faster)

The 45 degree blade is the normal in between these.

Explanation:
1) A steeper, angled blade (60°) is tall enough to cut all the way through thick materials and pivots easier when cutting corners.

2) A standard or lower degree blade may not cut thicker materials because the blade gets buried in the material.

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13 years 2 months ago #31 by wafzak
I tend to use the 45 degree blade for everything except for thick vinyl like reflective vinyl.

I think the 45 degree would still be good for cutting thick vinyl, until it comes to a corner, at this point when it pivots it can give a nasty effect.

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13 years 2 months ago #29 by Mike
What circumstances should I use the 60 degree blade, and does it make much difference?

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