Introduction: Cutting Safety, Box Knife, Xacto, Guides and Tips
The object of this instructable is to, while creating or doing projects, is to think about safety while using tools.
I have singled out cutting , because I am currently slicing a lot of vinyl in projects and thought it would be an opportune time
to show some safety tips and and inexpensive cutter guides for blades, that can be made on the cheap . If you've price a cutter guide .you might be shocked at the cost. I was.
I'm a firm believer in the re-use/recycle of stuff. with a little thought scrap items and junk just laying around can be turned into useful
Items I put together:
1. mini-din rail- 50 cents from a scrap enclosure
2. threshold for carpet- neighbors trash
3. drawer/door handles- stripped from old cabinets over the years
Mark hole location for mounting and drill holes
There are many way to fasten handle to guide,
bolt and nuts
I welded a handle to a 1 inch x 48 inch piece of angle iron to cut drywall
Something to think about when cutting:
Sharp cutters work better
Hand protection is a must
Cut away from your body/ or at least make sure body parts are NOT in line of the cut
Anticipate what might happen if blade slips
Hold both guide and blade with a relaxed but firm grip.