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|Thread: Proxxon FET - Safe working and accessories|
I've considered these guillotines before, as well as the Vevor ones which aren't currently in stock.
The only thing that puts me off is the measurent only in cm's. The ideal 5058, has mm's as well which would be really useful for me.
Thanks for the offer.
Im just over the border in South Scotland. I will maybe avoid a table saw for now and try and source a more suitable guillotine.
Would you mind casting your eye over the the Ideal 1058 guillotine. It's a paper guillotine but seen it mentioned for geyboard. It's over £500, so I'd expect it to cut 2-4m greyboard well.
Thanks for taking the time to show me that. Really appreciate it.
Do you think the proxxon table saw with 50mmx1mm tungsten blade would give me much cleaner cuts than a mitre saw, seeing as it's for precise small model work? Proxxon suggest the tungsten blade will work, but I have no idea how smooth and clean it's going to be. The board structure won't be exposed, but the fluff in the photos you provided is not the clean level of cut I'd want. Shame proxxon couldn't cut a piece with one of their machines and show me before I start spending.
Thanks for the advice. How rough are we talking? Presumably the cut board keeps it integral 45/90 degree cuts?
Do suggest anything forerfecr 90 degree cuts instead of this table saw? Tried knives and a mount cutter with rail but still lacking precision.
Just as an introduction before my question - I have recently started making portfolio boxes for artists. I use greyboard for the structure then cover in book cloth. For cutting greyboard, I was using a steel ruler and olfa knife but find it not precise enough. The two options for greyboard cutting are Victorian board cutters or a heavy duty guillotine. The first is hard to acquire, and both are large and expensive.
I came across the Proxxon FET table saw, and contacted suppliers and manufacturers who told me it would be suitable with the right blade for cutting greyboard.
My main questions are regarding safety and additional accessories I may need.
- Is it essential to get a sled for smaller work? Some pieces I will cut will be to 3cm height and 10cm long.
- The material is about 3mm thick, and when laying flat to cut, I will require the blade to be 45 degrees to achieve bevelled edges. In this case, I take it a small sled wouldn't be possible?
- I have watched some videos about saw safety, but is there any advice for cutting a thin lighter material? I plan to cut down from a3 sheet size of possible, then cut the smaller pieces I need.
Any suggestions of accessories welcome also.
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