All: To some of you this may be old hat, however, we have recently found the joy of using Rotary Paper Trimmers to cut out labels. A rotary paper trimmer uses
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, Nov 23, 2009
To some of you this may be old hat,
however, we have recently found the joy of using Rotary Paper Trimmers
to cut out labels.
A rotary paper trimmer uses a knife
or a sharp wheel to slice through paper rather than an old-fashioned paper
cutter which uses a levered arm to cut paper.
Below are some pictures of rotary paper
The older style paper cutters are too
inaccurate or slow to quickly cut out labels.
Scissors, of course, work well but again
are on the slow side.
Rotary paper cutters are, on the other
hand, fast and accurate...you can split a printed line with them, allowing
you to quickly cut out banks of printed labels.
You can get inexpensive ones in arts
and crafts big box stores that use a fixed knife to slice paper...(look
under the "scap-booking" section). However, once the knife
dulls you have to buy not inexpensive replacement blades.
We went the next level up and got a
model with a rotary blade that slices along the metal edge of the trimmer
table. It has the advantage of being sturdier, can cut from either
direction, and the knife is self-sharpening.
Here's a little trick you can do with
a rotary cutter:
Slice along the rows of a set of labels
but don't slice all the way through to the edge, but simply cut into the
margin just beyond the edge of the labels. Do this for all of the
rows then rotate the sheet 90 degrees and slice through the label columns
and, viola, the labels are completed quickly.
With a rotary paper trimmer your bees
per hour will increase....
Sam Droege sdroege@...
w 301-497-5840 h 301-390-7759 fax 301-497-5624
USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
BARC-EAST, BLDG 308, RM 124 10300 Balt.
Ave., Beltsville, MD 20705
is like the insect
to kill it,
decoyed may be.
it with the balsam,
it with the knife,
if it cost you
if it have burrowed
of reach of skill,
the tree and leave it,--
is the vermin's will.
Bees are not optional.
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