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Is there such a thing as a "Rolls Royce" make of "snap-off blade knife" for decorators use when trimming paper etc. ?
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The ones I know, Olfa (Black blade), Tajima, Edding. usually in 9mm, but it's personal
preference, some will swear by Olfa, others will swear at it but Olfa is the make I have most of.
I'm Sure there's others out there I've not heard of.


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Seconded. https://www.olfatools.co.uk/ find what you like and look elsewhere for best price for it. I have used since I was 15 and that was really last century.


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OchAye wrote:
Seconded. https://www.olfatools.co.uk/ find what you like and look elsewhere for best price for it. I have used since I was 15 and that was really last century.


Thanks for that - what particular model would you recommend ?


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No idea what models I have, they're old, but I have 9mm and a wheel locking 18mm.
They make a 12.5mm 'wall papering' knife not sure why that would be better
but it's available, might try it if I was in the market for a new one, but the 9mm
with the Ulta sharp blades work fine for me.


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Personally, I use a Stanley-type knife. I tried a snap-off knife once but found the blade became too bendy if I extended it enough to get a nice shallow angle for the cutting. My knife is a posh quick-release blade one from Aldi. Mrs d'A bought it for me ten years ago. I used to buy the blades in packs of 10 but I bought a pack of 100 in a nifty dispenser from fleaBay. I change the blade after every second drop so it stays nice and sharp.


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rautospoon wrote:
OchAye wrote:
Seconded. https://www.olfatools.co.uk/ find what you like and look elsewhere for best price for it. I have used since I was 15 and that was really last century.


Thanks for that - what particular model would you recommend ?


I only trust the wheel models (belts and braces approach) I don't like to feel any slack on the blade. I never snapped a wheel yet but I did manage to get a handle (the yellow part) to crack from pressing too much.

18mm is/was the standard stuff, 25mm is relatively recent (I don't remember it from my youth), 9mm has always been around but it is for delicate work (old fashioned graphic arts, cutting shapes on paper on a bench etc.whereas you would need 18mm to cut cardboard or mounting board). The 9mm is probably what Tom says is too bendy. I have probably all the 18mm with a wheel (if I can find them) and a couple 25mm. In the past I used mine mainly to cut mounting boards for photos.

To start with go for 18mm that is the most similar to old fashioned stanley knives. Or see if you get any offer for free P&P and buy a bundle including spare blades. There are newer black blades (like they are coated in teflon) and the older plain steel. It all depends what you want to use them for. They are different to stanley which you can use to lever things a bit, they are designed to give you just a fine cutting point.

I also found this shop which I am sure google will serve to you http://olfa.co.uk/


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I just realised you want to cut wallpaper and wallpaper and I do not agree. I got too excited on the thought of more olfa knives. <18mm may also be good, see what Tom said, but get the black blades ... they take longer to rust.
http://olfa.co.uk/http___olfa.co.uk/Wal ... tters.html


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Olfa black blades for me


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Many thanks all for the most helpful information which is much appreciated.
Have ordered an OLFA MT-1 and black blades.
http://olfa.co.uk/http___olfa.co.uk/Wal ... tters.html
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NT Cutters...I used to swear by olfa...I had one back in 1980, swapped it with a bloke in a paper factory for a bag of stamps!...and I still have it..

I dont rate the black blades, they are ok, but I dont see much difference between them and the standard ones

Olfa evetually upgraded their snap off knives and introduced a lot of plastic..the blade snapper on the old type was plastic, but really durable..its a soft plastic now and chews up easy. I went for a compromise between the 9 and the 18mm the 12mm blades snap off really easy when you are cutting, so that was a waste of time

Now its...NT Cutters for me all day long, and I use 30 degree blades or KAI blades, scalpel sharp and the stay sharp too

Heres a question...anyone ever use a casing wheel?

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