What kills your round corner die is a dull blade. It is important to maintain your round corner cutter to ensure that your blades are sharp. Your round corner cutter will last forever if you take care of it like you would any other machine.
There are 4 things you can do to keep your Round Corner Cutter Machine in top shape:
1. Don’t Use Your Die on Metal
They are called paper dies for a reason. They were made for paper, right? Using your paper die for metal cutting is not a recommended. For one, it is just not going to work. It will severely shorten the life of your die by dulling it or even breaking it.
2. Do Not Try to Cut A Big Stack
Don’t try to cut a big stack that is beyond what the die is capable of cutting. If the recommend stack is 1”, don’t try to cut 1.5”. It is not going to work and it will further dull your blade trying. Stick to the recommended stacks based on your purchase.
3. Empty The Waste Tray
Often, you will find that lazy colleagues or employees will forget the empty the waste tray after each use. As you are punching your card stock, paper or laminate, it gets pushed into the waste tray. After each use, it needs to be emptied. If it is full, it will shorten the life of your blade. So, it is a good idea to keep the waste tray clean after each project.
4. Keep Your Blades Sharp.
There are a couple of ways to do this. You can have them sent out for sharpening. Or, you can purchase corner rounder replacement blades at the same cost you would pay to have someone sharpen them. Follow the first 3 rules to avoid purchasing replacement blades before you need to.
Round Corner Cutters are the must have tool for any print finishing operation.Follow the 4 rules of maintenance to ensure they keep working for you.
If you haven’t followed the rules, you can always get replacement dies at the Round Corner Cutter store.