Vinyl Cutting tool (simple version)

mb766 - Posted on 12 October 2010

So yes, here is the interim vinyl cutting tool.

To be honest, this is pretty much as simple as it gets: buy a an inexpensive Fiskars "Fingertip Control Swivel Knife" and mount it into a modified dremel mounting tool for the Fab@Home model II and take advantage of all the automated goodness.

The tool itself is just a blade encased in a delrin cylinder which in turn is mounted inside a metal holder which allows it to rotate.

Admittedly, this doesn't get pinpoint accuracy out of the box, but the main issue is that sharp corners are rounded off because the blade has to rotate within the material. This, however, is predictable behavior, and can be compensated for with software now in development.