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    best cutting tool for 7/64 amsteel?

    what is the best tool to use for cutting 7/64 amsteel?

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    I use an x-acto blade, but Amsteel dulls the heck out of the blades in record time. Based on that, I'm afraid to use a knife blade. I like my knives the way they are.
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    I use a normal carpet knife and a wooden cutting board.

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    X-acto here to.....blades are cheap to replace and fast to switch out as needed. Course I go through about 4-8 blades in an average day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgibson View Post
    Course I go through about 4-8 blades in an average day.
    wow...about how many cuts do you make per blade?

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    I need not more than 5 in a decade (made in Solingen Germany and icehardened):
    http://www.obi.de/decom/product/LUX_...e=PDP&box=box3
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    Ceramic knives work well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kroma View Post
    wow...about how many cuts do you make per blade?
    Hundreds.
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    I use either a chisel ground custom neck knife or a mora. Both are very easy to resharpen.

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    A single edge razor like the one you install in razor scrapers.

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