During recent Scan N Cut workshops I have come across several users becoming quite frustrated with the results they are getting.
Whilst ‘diagnosing’ these issues a common trend has been occurring so I thought it’d be good to show you so that you can perform this very simple check if you are struggling to get clean cuts too.
The tip? Check the tip. The tip of the blade I mean.
Below is an image of a brand new blade and a blade where the tip has either been worn or snapped. I think you’ll immediately see the difference.
Given that it is the tip of the blade that does the cutting, once the tip is rendered unusable the quality of your cuts will be dramatically affected.
Youll either notice lots of miscuts, snagging especially on corners and potentially having to increase blade depth and pressure quite far just to get a second rate cut.
So, there it is. Check the tip.
Well, it is quite small so here are some basic suggestions.
- If you’ve got good eyesight, you might be able to make it out by eye.
- Use a magnifying glass.
- Take a photo on your smart phone or digital camera and zoom in – that’s what I did for this occasion as I didn’t have my glasses.
Like I said, obvious suggestions but thought it was worth listing them.
Anyway, worth sharing this tip as it could save a lot of frustration. Hope it proves useful.