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Re: [BKARTS] Martin Yale 7000E



I've been using the Martin Yale 7000E for 3-sided trimming for several
years.  It works great and with a sharp blade can be pushed beyond 200
sheets.  In fact, with a properly sharpened blade, 200 sheets is like a hot
knife through butter.

It's a good idea to have more than one blade, so you have one to cut with
while the other is out being sharpened.  The OEM blades are expensive (I've
seen them listed as high as $275), but Alliance Knife
http://www.allianceknife.com/ makes a replica for the 7000E for under $100
that's as good as the real thing.  I bought two extras from a local
distributor I found through their website.

Changing the blade takes some practice.  The first time I did it, by the
time I got it in, my new blade had more nicks than the old one (which
incidentally was gouged by cutting through a unseen staple.)  But after a
few times, it's relatively easy and only takes about 15-20 minutes.

Rich

PS. Watch out for on-line retailers that sell the Martin Yale for $750 and
up.  I got mine drop-shipped directly from Martin Yale for only $450 with
free shipping.  There are good deals out there, you just have to hunt for
them.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Victoria Van Horn" <vickiv@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2005 1:00 AM
Subject: Re: book board cutter/shear


> Hello all,
>
> I too am in the paper/board cutter market and would be interested in
> reading user comments on the Martin Yale 7000E (12" cut/200 sheets) and
> the Kutrimmer 1058 (22"cut/50 sheet/ board) or even the Kutrimmer 1038
> (15")- did Rachel just answer the question? if I want to cut board too
> the Kutrimmer is the answer?? The Martin Yale is SO cool looking......
> TIA for guidance- I've managed to confuse myself again(:-| )
> from the lost coast
> vickiv
>
>
> On Feb 16, 2005, at 5:53 PM, Rachel M. Kadel-Garcia wrote:
>
> > On Wed, 16 Feb 2005, Rob Richards wrote:
> >
> >> Hello Folks,
> >>
> >> I am about to purchase a mechanical device for cutting book board. It
> >> will not be used every day, probably light usage. I would like a J.
> >> Jacques but that is out of the question (ie $2500  and up).
> >>
> >> I have found the EBA/Kutrimmer line that are fine for cutting book
> >> board to 90 point, but how thick is that - is that what 0.090 means?
> >> is that 9mm? I never cared until now, please tell me. I regularly use
> >> bookboard that is about 3mm thick. Thats *all* I know.
> >>
> >> Model 2035 -- this has a 13.8" blade length - automatic clamp.  US$199
> >> + $0 shipping
> >> Model 1038 -- this has a manual clamp.   US$344 + $0 shipping
> >>
> >> The question is - would you cut bookboard and paper with this or
> >> should I get 2 - one for each?
> >>
> >> I estimate that I have about $1500 to play with for this. I am
> >> proforma invoicing for a public access bb studio and will make
> >> available all my work at some point.
> >
> > The 2035 doesn't cut book board; the 1038 cuts both book board (all
> > three
> > thicknesses of Davey board) and paper well.  If you have the money and
> > space, a cutter with a longer blade, like one of the larger kutrimmer
> > models, would be a good idea.
> >
> >                                                        Rachel
> >
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