Commonly Used Slitting Methods

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Below is a quick an easy table describing some of the characteristics and uses for more commonly used slitting methods. This table is a guideline and can differ depending on the different materials being cut. As always, we recommend that you conduct tests and research to know the best method for slitting your material.

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Slitting Type: Razor Score Shear Hot-Knife


easy to set up, inexpensive widely used, easy to set up, versatile high accuracy seals edges to prevent fraying
Disadvantage limited materials creates a slight ridge on some materials expensive, harder to set up less accurate, expensive
Width Tolerance +/-.020″ +/-.030″ +/-.005″ +/-.060″
Slit Width 1/2″ 1/2″ 1/2″ 1/2″
Ideal Material films, vinyls fabrics, non-wovens, laminates, paper heavy films, paper, most materials fabrics that fray


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