This cutter uses a hand held blade which fits into a .010" wide slot for clean straight cuts. The blade drops between ball bearings to cut the smallest sizes. It will cut parts from .020" up to about .170". Works great for braided catheter cuts too.
Roll cut parts from .050-.375 with or without braid. Our cutter was designed to give you straight cuts by extending the distance between blade supports which minimizes blade angle movement. The cutting depth is adjustable with an ultra fine thread screw. Our cutter drives the rolling of your part on the OD, rather than relying on blade to mandrel contact. This means less damage to your mandrels and much less downforce to drive the cut. If you are cutting unbraided parts on a stainless mandrel, you will get many cuts on a single blade using the fine depth setting and 2-facet blades.
Same great cutter, but designed for larger OD product requiring a longer stroke. With the larger rollers and long AccuTec blade you can make a complete circumferential cut in one motion. The RC1-XL can cut up to .550" OD product.
We recommend AccuTec #94-0499 2 facet blades for roll cutting. The edge is much stronger especially for cutting braided parts. Two facet blades will give you a cleaner cut especially on our roll cutters because you will not be deforming them by rolling them on your mandrels. In the past, roll cutting has been one blade one cut. With a careful depth setting, it is possible to trim parts with no braid on a metal mandrel with no blade damage.
RC1-XL was designed to use the AccuTec long blade. A standard blade is not long enough to make a complete circumferential cut. With this blade you can easily roll cut your largest parts. This long blade is only offered with 3-facet.
2-Facet blades are will hold up better when roll cutting your braided parts. When you carefully set your cut depth on the cutter you can actually see where the individual braids were cut on the blade.
3-facet blades are much better for precise cutting. Though they don't hold up as well as a two facet blade when roll cutting, you will have no problem cutting your catheters even with a heavy braid.