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smreish Wed 09 March 2016 12:25

Cutting sign vinyl with your MM
 
Forum.
I have not used the product I am linking to here, but I have cut sign vinyl on my MM in the past using a 1/4" drag knife in my Porter Cable router collet and having the spindle "free wheel".

This might be a nice product to add to kit in the shop.

Sean

http://www.widgetworksunlimited.com/...inyl_knife.htm

danilom Wed 09 March 2016 13:38

I used a holder like this one, very economical
http://www.ebay.com/itm/15pcs-30-45-...IAAOSwhkRWdXVx

mounted on the side of the spindle with two bushings so it can float (like floating head for plasma cutters), also for cutting different vinyl I added or subtracted shims (weights) on top, so it had correct pressure to the vinyl.

domino11 Wed 09 March 2016 21:39

You can get cad files to cut your own from this guy. Looks like one that is similar to
another commercial drag knife that uses utility blades.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqvgA1P5hWg

http://www.cnczone.com/forums/genera...-software.html

Tom Ayres Thu 10 March 2016 04:16

Heath, I just got the plans for that one the other day, cost me 'a beer'. Hoping to cut one within a couple of weeks, I post images.

domino11 Tue 15 March 2016 20:29

Looking forward to seeing how it works out for you!

Tom Ayres Thu 17 March 2016 03:33

I have some leftover aluminum that should work fine, I might give it a try this weekend. Should be fun. :)


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