Q. The project I'm working on requires me to cut a fairly detailed design. The material I'm cutting is masking tape, I'll be cutting it while it's already applied on a spray painted surface. Which crafting knife and blade would be best for this project? I want to avoid making the tape peel along the cut lines that curves. I'm also worried about cutting to deep and leaving marks on the painted surface. I assume I need something that offers a lot of control and a very sharp blade. If you have any advice I would greatly appreciate it thank you! Michael, Los Angeles.
We appreciate your question.
We would recommend the 10A surgical blade with the No.3 Handle if you are looking for control and dexterity however the most difficult issue is preventing you cutting too deep. The sharp tip of the blade will provide the precision you are looking for but might well damage the spray painted surface beneath.
It might be worth experimenting with a curved blade shape such as the 10 so although you don't have the pointed tip you still have the surgical sharp cutting edge and you may be able to control the depth of cut better with the curvature of the blade. Again this would fit the No.3 handle.
We do have other handles that fit these blades if you are looking for rotation movement which you might get with the B3 Surgical Handle or a larger grip like the 5A. These can be seen on our website and are all available in the US locally through Cincinnati Surgical who have a Craft and an Industrial section to their own website and you can also purchase the product on line for your convenience.
We hope we have at least provided you with some options which you can investigate further.
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