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Cool Tool for Cutting Circular Gaskets

 
Jeff Deringer
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Many of you probably already have one of these, but if you know how hard it is to cut a circle free-hand even following a line, check this out. It's a circular cutter made by Olfa. https://www.olfaproducts.com/olfa-cmp-3-circle-cutter-rotary-18mm-8-1-2-quot.html
They probably have bigger ones than mine, but it works great. I even was able to make it work with a cork gasket when I needed one for my oil pump site glass. I apologize for the sideways photo. I can't get it to post correctly, but you get the picture.

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Topic starter Posted : May 14, 2020 9:00 am
Alan Dewsnup
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Nice job on the gasket. They are nice tools. I used one of them a lot in the past.
Al

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Posted : May 14, 2020 9:23 am
Alan Dewsnup
Honorable Member

Nice that you shared a "TIP" of the day!
Al

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Posted : May 14, 2020 9:24 am
Susanne Rohner
Active Member

Agreed! This is a timely tip - certainly beats the "ink and fingernail scissors" method!

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Posted : May 22, 2020 1:58 pm
Froggies1
Active Member

Just ordered one. Didn't know something like that existed. Wish I had already this many times over the years. Thanks!

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Posted : May 23, 2020 12:05 pm
Jeff Deringer
Estimable Member

Wow! Great! I’m so glad I could people found it to be possibly helpful!

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Topic starter Posted : May 23, 2020 7:14 pm
Alan Dewsnup
Honorable Member

Jeff, Is the "cutter" a stationary razor blade or a round cutting wheel that rotates?
Al

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Posted : May 23, 2020 7:20 pm
Jeff Deringer
Estimable Member

It is a fixed razor blade. For some materials a round cutting wheel would be better, like the cork gasket material shown. But for most I think the fixed edge is better.

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Topic starter Posted : May 24, 2020 9:40 am
Alan Dewsnup
Honorable Member

Hello Jeff,
When this gasket cutter came new in the box, did it include a supply of replacement blades? Nothing is as frustrating as trying to make a "nice" gasket with a half dull blade and some materials like Garlock gasket paper does not cut easy.
Al

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Posted : May 25, 2020 10:20 am
Susanne Rohner
Active Member

I just ordered one off Amazon, and they have a replacement blade pack of IIRC 6 as well as a rotary blade option...

I wish I'd known about this decades ago!! Wheee!!!

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Posted : May 25, 2020 4:09 pm
Richard Burns
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Make any gasket, any shape using a Cricut Maker.    

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