Cutter Tips to Go By

To make sure you’re keeping your rotary engraving equipment in tip-top shape, here’s some cutter guidance to consider.

  • Keep your cutters sharp and have a couple extra of the ones you use the most
  • Use a set of cutters to cut only plastic and another set to cut metal (A plastic cutter may go years while cutters used on metal may dull on the first character)
  • Adjust all cutters to the same length when setting/adjusting the initial zero
    • After that, you can change out the cutter to a larger tip size with no readjusting (Cutter length adjusters are available)
    • Set one cutter and set tool, then use the tool to set the rest of the cutters
  • If you do a lot of metal engraving, get a cutter sharpener

Fred Schwartz

Fred Schwartz is the project engineer at Quality One Engravers located in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Quality One Engravers has been in engraving industry for over 35 years and has a wealth of knowledge on old and newer engravers, as well as software, parts, service, tips, and tricks.

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