Cutting sticks refer to long rectangular-shaped pieces of plastic used in guillotine paper cutters for protecting the blade from hitting the metal to increase the lifetime of the blade. Cutting sticks have different materials that depend on the quality of the guillotine blade and the cutting frequency. Red cutting sticks are made of polyvinyl chloride used with HCHC steel and standard guillotine blades and knives. For grey cutting sticks, they are made up of polypropylene poly-stone ideally used with tungsten carbide tipped guillotine and HSS knives and blades. Cutting sticks are made of plastic with a total of four sides and are placed in a groove on the cutter’s bottom, where the stack of the cutting blade rest after the cut is made.
Cutting sticks play an important part in any cutting process, assisting in the production of clean cuts. There is a proper cutting since the cutting blade rests in the cutting stick for the blade to be able to make it through every sheet, even in the last bottom sheet. Cutting sticks will not dull the cutter blade and will even help prolong its life. Cutting sticks have durable design and the plastic used takes the force of the impact of the blade while maintaining its structural integrity. A sign of worn out cutting stick include one or two pages which is not cut properly or all the way through. Before you decide to replace your cutting stick, you must be aware that each cutting stick can be rotated for eight times. Each side of a cutting stick can be used twice because the cutting blade does not rest directly in the center. Since the cutting stick is square, you can simply flip the cutting stick at 180 degrees to be used on the same side again which can be turned in a total of four times. If all sides are used and worn, they must be replaced. Cutting sticks are affordable and they are usually sold in bulk quantities.
When it comes to proper stack paper operation and maintenance, keep in mind that cutting sticks wear out in time, and failing or damaged cutting sticks can lead to incomplete cuts. It is essential to keep extra blades on hand in order to prevent downtime while the other blade is getting sharpened, and also keep an extra cutting sticks for the stack paper cutters. Cutting sticks can help in the cutting process to prevent damage to the cutting blade, and for easy cutting up to the last sheet of paper. Feel free to check our website or homepage to find out more information about cutting sticks.Overwhelmed by the Complexity of Products? This May Help