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There are many different kinds of plastic cutters, but the two most common varieties are sheet cutters and tube cutters. Sheet cutters are razor-like knives with plastic or rubber grips that are used for precision trimming of plastic sheets. Plastic tube cutters, in contrast, are a form of pipe cutter used in plumbing and pipefitting. Read More…

Plastic Cutters A plastic cutter is any tool that is used to cut plastic. The most common plastic cutters are hand-held shears and single blades, though large plastic cutting machinery is also used in large-scale plastic fabrication operations. Plastic cutters can be designed in a variety of sizes, depending on the application for which they are intended.
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Mobile, AL  |  800-226-1134

We are accomplished plastic fabricators. The usability of our products is unmatched. We offer a plethora of secondary services for optional features. All of engineers are extremely thorough when creating these plastics. Your satisfaction is essential to us. You can count on us to give you exactly what you are looking for. Give us a call today to learn more information!

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Fort Wayne, IN  |  800-228-7716

At Park Plastic Products our main focus is manufacturing custom fabricated tanks from polypropylene and co-polymer. Chemical rinse tanks, dip tanks, anodizing tanks, tank liners, air purification tanks, drip pans and custom rolled polypropylene tanks are available to be built to your size and specifications.

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McSherrystown, PA  |  717-633-6333

SAY Plastics is a plastics processor specializing in OEM Thermoforming. Our state of the art facility, located in South Central Pennsylvania, houses the latest manufacturing technologies. From our computer controlled forming equipment and our vacuum molding capabilities, to our brand new high speed CNC Routers, SAY Plastics has the tools for your next project.

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Sheboygan, WI  |  800-776-7163

Experts in unique custom plastic extrusion products and complex secondary fabrications, Northland Plastics specializes in custom plastic profile extrusions such as extruded plastic tubing, rigid plastic profiles and flexible plastic profiles. Call Northland Plastics, Inc. for all your extrusion needs.

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New Milford, CT  |  860-354-0885

We are dedicated to bringing you the best plastic fabricating parts! Conlet Plastics’ over 40 years combined experience means new thinking applied to plastic fabrication to realize possibilities & assure best price, quality & on-time delivery.

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Conlet Plastics, Inc. $$$

Evansville, IN  |  800-467-6730

Thrust Industries is committed to quality in everything it does, from its technical knowledge to its customer service. As a leading plastic fabricator, the entire team at Thrust is devoted to developing high-quality solutions for your business and delivering them exactly when you need them. Thrust has served the needs of customers across the globe for over 3 decades— become one of them today.

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Plastic tube cutters are preferred to other tools such as hacksaws because they are fast and convenient and produce a clean cut. The simplicity of plastic cutters works in their favor, and they are used in industrial, commercial and consumer products contexts for a variety of tasks. That said, hand-held plastic cutters are suitable only for small scale plastic cutting tasks, and compared to automated plastic cutting machinery, hand held cutting tools are limited in terms of their precision and potential for productivity.

Plastic fabricators may make use of such high-output cutting tools as lasers and precision saws, the operation of which often can be controlled by computers. Such tools can be necessary in order for an industrial plastic fabrication operation to be productive.

Plastic products can be made of either thermoplastics or thermosets. Thermoplastics are plastic products that are characterized by their capacity to be reshaped and reformed after having already undergone such shaping and forming processes at some point in their lifespans. Thermosets, on the other hand, cannot be reshaped after having already undergone a shaping and forming process. This is because of the plastic's chemical composition. In other words, most thermoplastics can be easily recycled; thermosets, generally speaking, cannot be recycled.

If exposed to sufficient heat, most thermosets will crack or become charred. Both thermoplastics and thermosets can, however, be subject to mechanical shaping and forming processes like cutting. Plastic cutting is just one of many plastic shaping processes; other examples are plastic machining, plastic stamping and even plastic welding.