hydraulic vs. electric cutter

Discussion in 'Cutters and Trimmers' started by Jeff, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. Jeff

    Jeff Senior Member

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    At what threshold should you start looking at a hydraulic cutter vs. an electric cutter?
     
  2. indolering

    indolering Member

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    Electrics wear out their contacts, I don't know what the exact load would be but if you are spending a LOT of time on that cutter, invest in the hydraulic- I know of a offset places that use theirs HEAVILY and have had the same one for 15 years.

    Perhaps there is a recommended yearly load somewhere in the specs?
     
  3. DigitalColorGraphics

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    If you are using it more than 3 hours a day or so.....or cutting lots of parent size sheets...get a hydraulic cutter...larger throat area too so you can cut more at once....
     
  4. Klippers

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    I agree with DigitalColorGraphics. Hydraulic is definitely more high-end for continuous use.

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  5. choco

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    i use an electric quite a lot, too. hmn, maybe i should get a hydraulic as well. i think it will be a great investment.
     
  6. xpquickprint

    xpquickprint Senior Member

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    How many cuts per day are you currently doing with your electric choco and how are you seeing the stress on it show up? Breakdowns requiring a technician? Maintenance you do yourself? Quality issues?
     

  7. DigitalColorGraphics

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    When it comes to cutters, I always remember the advice a friend who owned a large print shop once told me years ago.....He said "When it comes to cutters...don't skimp, buy the biggest best you can afford and buy it new if you can"
     
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