Xacto Knife

Decorating By rr2sweet Updated 10 Apr 2012 , 9:43pm by rr2sweet

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rr2sweet Posted 10 Apr 2012 , 12:23am
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Right now I usually use a pizza cutter for cutting images, but I was thinking about getting an xacto knife to make better cuts. I was wondering what model knife is the best?

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lilmissbakesalot Posted 10 Apr 2012 , 1:16am
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Just your good old reliable Xacto... you just want a fine, sharp point.

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rr2sweet Posted 10 Apr 2012 , 1:25am
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Ok, I wasn't sure if there was a specific model I should be using

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lilmissbakesalot Posted 10 Apr 2012 , 12:53pm
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They have a few that would work, but I like the goodold school one. It has the fine tip for detail work and the broad edge for making longer straight cuts.

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rr2sweet Posted 10 Apr 2012 , 5:08pm
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Thanks! icon_biggrin.gif

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AZCouture Posted 10 Apr 2012 , 5:36pm
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http://www.milko-blade.com/bladeimages/MKB-03-5.gif And keep some of these on hand too, for long straight cuts.

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shanter Posted 10 Apr 2012 , 6:20pm
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I could be wrong, but I think the blade AZCouture recommended goes in a utility knife.
There are different handles that will take the standard Xacto blades. I have a very plain one that I've had for years and I love it.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/X-ACTO-KNIFE-SET-TWO-holders-SIX-BLADES-for-hobby-craft-knives-Ex-Acto-/220993816881?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3374420931
Probably the most useful blade is the no. 11, as it does come to a very fine point.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/6-X-ACTO-X-LIFE-11-X511-BLADES-Vinyl-Signs-Hobby-Craft-Auto-Tint-Knife-SL6-/180782060283?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a177352fb

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AZCouture Posted 10 Apr 2012 , 6:22pm
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Yes, they are box cutter blades, but I don't use them in a box cutter, I just use the blade alone.

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lilmissbakesalot Posted 10 Apr 2012 , 6:44pm
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Yes... blade #11 is what I use.

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rr2sweet Posted 10 Apr 2012 , 9:43pm
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Thanks everyone for the help! I just ordered the X-Acto Precision Instruments #1 Knife No. 11 Blade With Safety Cap X3601 on ebay

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