Hey guys, I just picked up an amazing tool for cutting rubber. It’s called an “anvil pruner” by some. I got mine from Sears - they call it “the craftsman edge.” It cuts the rubber perfect every time without having to worry about the angle. It uses standard box cutter blades which is a definite plus.
I was previously using my scraper to cut my rubber, but I was never really very satisfied with the results. Most of it was user error. I admit I wasn’t very good at it! I was botching 1 out of 4 attempts using a scraper. Sometimes I re-trimmed it too much on my second or third attempt that I had to pass it down to a smaller channel so I could still use it. So I am cutting a perfect rubber every time.
Doing a quick search on “rubber cutters”, I found that WCR is selling one for $20, which is what I paid for mine. Anyone else out their using one of these for their rubbers?
In the past I used scissors, scraper blade, or whatever I could find. I finally broke down and bought a Ronan Multi-Cut tool and love it. It gives a perfect cut every time. I think WCR sells them. It’s not the cheapest cutting tool and there’s a reason for that. It’s simply the best rubber cutting tool money can buy.
You may want to consider the Ronan cutter that WCR sells. I can personally attest to the design of that cutter even though mine is an old Craftsman one. The way the blade is setup is different than the Craftsman one pictured above. It has more of a “chop” than a “scissor cut” which seems to help keep the cut clean and where you want it. The “scissor cut” tends to push the rubber around when you start the cut and then you end up with a crooked cut…in my experience anyways.
You’re right about the Ronan Multi-Cut tool. It has an off-set pivot point unlike scissor style cutters that allows the blade to come down like a judo chop. The complete cut happens instantly as opposed to the way a scissor style cutter starts at one side of the blade and cuts accross it. The Ronan is more precise than any scissor style cutter I’ve ever used.