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    Re: 40 or 42 inch rolls of silver fibre paper

    Might it not be simpler to cut down rolls of paper with a handsaw? Maybe something like this with relatively fine teeth? https://garrettwade.com/product/11-r...scut-ryoba-saw

    No sparks from a motor and you can work slowly and carefully—safer in dim light,

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    Re: 40 or 42 inch rolls of silver fibre paper

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Wasserman View Post
    Might it not be simpler to cut down rolls of paper with a handsaw? Maybe something like this with relatively fine teeth? https://garrettwade.com/product/11-r...scut-ryoba-saw

    No sparks from a motor and you can work slowly and carefully—safer in dim light,
    Not a bad idea as well make a jig for it so it cuts. I have some really good young McGyuivers around me who would be up to try this, I remember when I first did this on a table saw we wrapped with paper and tape the are we cut, the fibres were not problematic. Like I said
    I am afraid of saws so this type of solution has always been a kind of last resort. Years ago there were companies in my industry that would cut down rolls to specific sizes.
    I may also be looking for a Roll easel to handle this problem..

    Bob

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    Re: 40 or 42 inch rolls of silver fibre paper

    Just a random thought, Bob, but have you asked Ilford if they would cut a roll down for you? Who knows?

    Doremus

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    Re: 40 or 42 inch rolls of silver fibre paper

    Quote Originally Posted by Doremus Scudder View Post
    Just a random thought, Bob, but have you asked Ilford if they would cut a roll down for you? Who knows?

    Doremus
    The Canadian distributer asked them apparently and they said no.

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    Re: 40 or 42 inch rolls of silver fibre paper

    photo warehouse in Oxnard California might have suggestions for you or give you a good way to cut a long roll down to size. they used to cut and sell master rolls back in the day ..

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    Re: 40 or 42 inch rolls of silver fibre paper

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Wasserman View Post
    Might it not be simpler to cut down rolls of paper with a handsaw? Maybe something like this with relatively fine teeth? https://garrettwade.com/product/11-r...scut-ryoba-saw

    No sparks from a motor and you can work slowly and carefully—safer in dim light,
    Problem I see with a hand saw is keeping a right angle to the cut to avoid a wavy edge on the roll. It can be done but it takes a lot of practice. Now if one builds a miter box to use as a guide it should work. I'd use a fine tooth saw, maybe even one of the Japanese saws - very thin kerf and fine tooth. Cuts on the pull stroke.

    Despite disparaging table saws I have one that would do the job safely because it has an auxiliary table that attaches to the sliding table and has adjustable stops up to about 9 feet. Machine weighs over 3000 pounds so it won't fall over. I've had that happen when cutting heavy stock with other saws.

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    Re: 40 or 42 inch rolls of silver fibre paper

    I agree a miter box is the way to go, and a fine tooth saw to cut with. Easy to pack away when not needed. How big is the the roll? Might need a good sized saw to get a decent stroke length. Miter box should probably have a closed end for the roll to butt against to keep the cut consistent.

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    Re: 40 or 42 inch rolls of silver fibre paper

    Sawing is the worst idea... Will throw a cloud of paper dust over everything and the roll...

    Cutting with a razor knife, large cutter, or just working with the oversize some way is needed... And too much pre-handling will create dimples and creases beforehand...

    Steve K

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    Re: 40 or 42 inch rolls of silver fibre paper

    https://www.yys-machinery.com/produc...tting-machine/

    There are circular saw blades made specifically for cutting roll paper by the way - actually more of a circular knife.

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    Re: 40 or 42 inch rolls of silver fibre paper

    Quote Originally Posted by LabRat View Post
    Sawing is the worst idea... Will throw a cloud of paper dust over everything and the roll...

    Cutting with a razor knife, large cutter, or just working with the oversize some way is needed... And too much pre-handling will create dimples and creases beforehand...

    Steve K
    I have already done this in the past and it worked very well, I am just afraid of saws but I have friends who are not and very skilled.

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