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smreish Wed 09 March 2016 12:25

Cutting sign vinyl with your MM
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.


danilom Wed 09 March 2016 13:38

I used a holder like this one, very economical

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.

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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