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Offline Scorpion

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Cut Craft paper roll on Kapex?
« on: February 14, 2016, 10:30 PM »
I need to cut a 48-inch roll down to 44-inches.  Before I order and destroy $50 in paper, does anyone done it before or know of it will work or how it can be done?

Thanks.

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Offline roblg3

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Re: Cut Craft paper roll on Kapex?
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2016, 10:47 PM »
What the roll wrapped around?  I've cut plenty of rolls on my saw. Rosin paper, packing paper and tyvek as well. I wrap a piece of painters tape and then cut through the tape. Paper is made from trees, as well as the cardboard tube they're usually wrapped around. MDF is basically thick paper...
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Offline Cheese

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Re: Cut Craft paper roll on Kapex?
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2016, 11:11 PM »
If this were my issue, I'd be cutting it down on a band saw. Sometimes round packages like to spin when cut on a miter saw.

Offline Scorpion

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Re: Cut Craft paper roll on Kapex?
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2016, 11:42 PM »

What the roll wrapped around?  I've cut plenty of rolls on my saw. Rosin paper, packing paper and tyvek as well. I wrap a piece of painters tape and then cut through the tape. Paper is made from trees, as well as the cardboard tube they're usually wrapped around. MDF is basically thick paper...

I think a cardboard roll bit don't know b/c I've not ordered it yet.  I would think it would cut well (paper's made from trees) but didn't want to find out it'll smoke my saw or catch fire.

I was figuring painters tape and go too

Offline Scorpion

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Re: Cut Craft paper roll on Kapex?
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2016, 11:43 PM »

If this were my issue, I'd be cutting it down on a band saw. Sometimes round packages like to spin when cut on a miter saw.

I don't have a wood cutting bandsaw, just a metal cutting horizontal.  It could cut anything, maybe I'll test cut with it first (inch in) and see how it does then do the same thing on the miter saw then pick the better of the two. 

Offline mwildt

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Re: Cut Craft paper roll on Kapex?
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2016, 11:45 PM »
Bandsaw could make it roll just like a miter saw. Just put a clamp on it so can't turn. Good metal cutting trick.

Offline Cheese

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Re: Cut Craft paper roll on Kapex?
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2016, 12:00 AM »
If you have a metal cutting horizontal, that'd be my saw of choice. Put it in the vise, tighten it up and let her buck. 

If it's set up for metal, it already has a fairly fine tooth blade mounted on it so it will probably not have enough bite to turn the roll of paper.

Besides, you can manually adjust the rate of feed with the horizontal.
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Offline roblg3

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Re: Cut Craft paper roll on Kapex?
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2016, 12:41 AM »
For that matter, use a hacksaw?
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Offline rvieceli

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Re: Cut Craft paper roll on Kapex?
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2016, 07:38 AM »
If you want to do a test run first, Lowes and HD usually have rolls of 18 to 24 inch craft paper for under $5.

Offline Kev

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Re: Cut Craft paper roll on Kapex?
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2016, 08:59 AM »
I'm SUPER CURIOUS about why you need to cut 4" off [huh]

Offline Scorpion

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Re: Cut Craft paper roll on Kapex?
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2016, 04:41 PM »

I'm SUPER CURIOUS about why you need to cut 4" off [huh]

I built a couple of MFT Horses (think saw horse sized MFT takes) and I use them all the time for glue-ups and finishing.  I've been using the same piece of 1/4-inch MDF for about 2 years now for finishing (like HVLP, brush, stain, etc) but sometimes the buildup causes me problems on glue ups.  Thinking is going to a more despise per use model.  The design has a perfect spot to hang a roll of paper off the backside except one thing - I built the surfaces to fit the horses @ 44".  Rolls are available at foot increments - 24", 36", 48", etc.

Sure I could run an undersized roll but it wouldn't cover the surface completely.  I could run a slightly oversized roll but then the brackets would stick it and get in the way.  Os rather it fit and look like I planned it even though I didn't.

Offline rvieceli

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Re: Cut Craft paper roll on Kapex?
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2016, 05:50 PM »
@Scorpion

If I could make a suggestion  [wink], DON'T do it that way. Attaching the roll to the table may make a bit unstable and it will get in the way.

I do mine this way and  really like it. I use a 36 inch wide roll of red Rosin paper roofing underlayment from Lowes under $13.

http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?productId=3395978

I hung it from the ceiling using a piece of EMT and a couple of pipe straps and hung a utility knife from a bungee next to it.

In your case, you would go over to the paper pull off a piece about 4 feet long, cut it off with the sharp utility knife and then fold it in half lengthwise and place it on your table. Done.

Want to use it on your big table? Cut two pieces and overlap them on the top.


Offline Scorpion

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Re: Cut Craft paper roll on Kapex?
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2016, 12:44 AM »
Bought a roll (36-inch wide) for $11 bucks.  MFT horses are 18-inches deep so...why not, I can mount it on one end if I can cut it.  Didn't realize the Kaoex blade was t big enough so I had to flip after about 60% and finish it.  The cut end looks better than the other end.  Easy money, now I know.



Had to let it chew through.  Thought it was smoking a little at one point but can't find a spot in the cut where it's burnt. 

Offline Scorpion

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Re: Cut Craft paper roll on Kapex?
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2016, 01:26 PM »
18-inch rolls worked better as it turns out.  The roll tucks nicely up under the table and doesn't get in the way at all.





So $11 in paper, scrap ply, and a dowel got me a setup for each MFT Horse.  Shoulda done this right after laminating the tops instead of after a few years of use but it sometimes takes practice to be smart.

Offline roblg3

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Re: Cut Craft paper roll on Kapex?
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2016, 03:40 PM »
Good project!  Thanks for sharing you ENTIRE experience. That way others actually learn how and why. Having the whole logic makes it so others can adapt your experience to some other  completely dissimilar project!
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