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Scissors, Cutters, & Fabric Aids

An important aspect to building your composite part is using the proper cutting tools. Some composite reinforcements can be difficult to cut so these tools are designed to make your job easier. While the same pair of scissors or shears can be used to cut fiberglass and carbon fiber fabrics, KEVLAR® reinforcement wears blades at a different angle and requires a dedicated pair of scissors.



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EC Cutter

Shears Do the Work: Cut Quick, Accurate, Safe

Once you use the EC Cutter, you'll discover what all the buzz is about. With the push of a button, these electric shears can make nearly any composite project easier. No hand cramps. No cord. No wasted time. You'll never look at scissors the same way again.

  • It's easy. EC Cutter gives hands a break and does the cutting for you. Lightweight, ergonomic design makes operation almost effortless, and attachable battery keeps a pesky cord out of the picture.
  • It's quick and accurate. Electric blades cut straight lines and even curves with minimal fabric distortion.
  • It's safe. Unique blade configuration protects fingers and hands from cuts.
  • It's versatile. Use it to cut most fabrics, including dry fiberglass, dry carbon fiber, and prepreg; vacuum bagging materials like bagging film and peel ply; and even thicker materials like heavier stitched fiberglass. PLEASE NOTE: We do not recommend cutting KEVLAR® or wet fabrics during lay-up with the EC Cutter.
  • It's designed to last. Battery is rechargeable and lasts for hours. Blades are interchangeable. All replacement parts are available at FibreGlast.com.

EC Cutter ships complete with two sets of blades; rechargeable battery; battery charger; AC adapter; and transformer.

KEVLAR® Fabric is made with genuine DuPont™ KEVLAR® fiber. DuPont™ and KEVLAR® are registered trademarks of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company and are used with permission.

 
GINGHER® Serrated Scissor

Cut Kevlar® without Pulling Fibers

Cutting composites-grade KEVLAR® can be a headache! Solve the problem with Gingher® Serrated Scissors, designed to make precise, clean cuts for even the toughest fabrics. Unique design features a serrated lower blade that holds fabric in place, while a smooth upper blade makes the cut.

PLEASE NOTE: These scissors can be used to cut most fabrics, including fiberglass and carbon fiber. However, to preserve the integrity and condition of other fabrics in the shop, set aside one pair of scissors, like the #1731, for cutting Kevlar only.

  • Cut dry or prepreg fabrics when prepping your project, or use them to cut wet fabrics during the lay-up process.
  • Soak blades in acetone after use with wet fabrics and wipe down before storage.
  • Scissors feature stainless steel blades with contoured nylon handles.
  • Use with right or left hand.

Scissors measure 8" overall, with 3-38" cut length.

KEVLAR® Fabric is made with genuine DuPont™ KEVLAR® fiber. DuPont™ and KEVLAR® are registered trademarks of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company and are used with permission.

 
Resharpenable Scissors

Make Quick Work of Big Jobs

These heavy-duty shears are sturdy enough to cut through multiple layers of fabric at once without compromising precision. Blades measure in with an impressive 6" cut and are mounted using offset handles. This allows blades to hug the surface of the fabric for excellent control and accuracy, making it easier to cut long, straight lines and unique shapes. They are perfect for the fabricator who cuts a lot of fabric.

  • Cut dry or prepreg fabrics when prepping your project, or use them to cut wet fabrics during the lay-up process.
  • Blades are through-hardened and can be resharpened for an extended cutting life.
  • An adjustable nut allows you to increase tension.
  • Shears are easily cleaned. If used with wet or prepreg fabrics, simply soak with acetone to remove resin.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Shears are made for right-hand use only; they weigh in at 26 ounces, requiring a strong hand.

Shears measure 12-½" in length.

 
Featherweight Scissors

Lightweight, Durable, and Extremely Sharp

Gingher® Featherweights are versatile enough to tackle most jobs in the workshop.

  • These lightweight scissors weigh in at a comfortable 2-½ ounces.
  • Use them to cut fiberglass, carbon fiber, and all bagging consumables.
  • Cut dry or prepreg fabrics when prepping your project, or use them to cut wet fabrics during the lay-up process.
  • Soak blades in acetone after use with wet fabrics and wipe down before storage.
  • Scissors feature stainless steel blades with contoured nylon handles.
  • An adjustable nut allows you to increase tension.
  • Use with right or left hand.

Scissors measure 8" overall.

 
Detail Trimmers

Fine, Sharp Tips for Trimming in Tight Spots

Small stainless steel blades cut all the way to the tips for quick, accurate trimming. Use them to make relief cuts during the lay-up process so reinforcement fits into your mold. Clean up stubborn fibers along the cut edge of fabric. Or, make small, difficult cuts for intricate parts. These scissors are handy when you're in a pinch.

  • Cut dry or prepreg fiberglass, carbon fiber, or hybrid fabrics when prepping your project, or use them to cut wet fabrics during the lay-up process.
  • Clean blades with acetone after use with wet fabrics and wipe down before storage.
  • Scissors feature stainless steel blades with oversize bows that are soft and flexible for easy handling.
  • Use with right or left hand.

Scissors measure 6-¼" overall, with 1-½" cut length.

 
Soft Grip Bent Trimmer

For Straight Cuts on Delicate, Lightweight Fabrics

These scissors are lightweight and comfortable, with a bent trimmer style that helps to keep cuts straight. They are best suited for cutting lightweight fiberglass, carbon fiber, and hybrid fabrics.

  • Soft-grip plastic handles are offset for easy tabletop cutting.
  • Lower bow of handle is oversized to accommodate use with gloves.
  • Blades are easy-clean stainless steel.
  • Use with right or left hand.

Scissors measure 8" overall, with 4" cut length.

 
Muscle Shears

Multiply Force for Tough Cuts

Short, powerful strokes allow you to cut through fabrics that are particularly stiff or thick, including carbon fiber, fiberglass, and hybrids. They will even cut single-layer laminations! Keep in mind, however, that these scissors give up precision for power. Use them for straight, rough cuts only. They are not intended for cutting intricate shapes or fine details.

  • Both blades are stainless steel; one features a serrated edge, the other is smooth.
  • Larger, comfortable handles make for a firm grip.
  • Use with right or left hand.

Scissors measure 7" in length.

 
Composite Markers

Handy for the Workshop

Create and cut your own patterns for composite parts of any size. These pens make it easy to mark cut lines on your reinforcement or laminate without the need for tracers that may or may not fit your design.

  • Use the Sharpie® Marker for marking dry reinforcement. The tip of the pen glides easily along the surface of fabric without dragging fibers along with it. Permanent silver ink provides a clear contrast that is easy to see, whether you're working with carbon fiber, fiberglass, Kevlar, or prepreg fabric.
  • The Pilot® Marker is better suited for marking hard laminate parts with a non-porous surface. It features a paint-like ink that is applied with only minimal pressure and dries quickly. Like the Sharpie® Marker, silver ink provides a crisp visible contrast against laminates that is easy to follow.

KEVLAR® Fabric is made with genuine DuPont™ KEVLAR® fiber. DuPont™ and KEVLAR® are registered trademarks of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company and are used with permission.

 
OLFA® Rotary Cutter

Slice Thru Fabrics with Smooth, Clean Cuts

Forget the jagged cuts and snagged fibers caused by scissors or shears. The OLFA® Rotary Cutter slices through fiberglass, carbon fiber, and KEVLAR® for clean cuts every time.

  • Layout patterns and trace cut lines on dry fabric—the OLFA® Rotary Cutter makes it easy to follow for perfectly shaped parts.
  • Cut multiple pieces of reinforcement at once—the Olfa® can slice through six layers in one cut.
  • To use, simply squeeze handle to move blade into cutting position, and lock into place; when finished, blade should be released and locked for safe storage.
  • For best results, use with an OLFA® Cutting Mat (#1708, #1709, #1710) to protect tabletops and make smooth, consistent cuts.
  • Use with right or left hand.
  • Replacements blades (#1715, #1716) are available to extend the life of the rotary cutter.

KEVLAR® Fabric is made with genuine DuPont™ KEVLAR® fiber. DuPont™ and KEVLAR® are registered trademarks of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company and are used with permission.

 
OLFA® Rotary Circle Cutter

Cut Perfect Circular Patterns Every Time

The OLFA® Rotary Circle Cutter features an easily adjustable center spike that slides to measures out the exact radius you desire. The smaller, razor-sharp blade is well suited for intricate, detailed cutting and making cuts in tight corners.

  • Cut circles ranging from 1-78" to 8-½" in diameter.
  • Cut dry or prepreg carbon fiber and fiberglass fabrics.
  • Ratchet handle reduces wrist fatigue, and can be used with right or left hand.
  • Rotary blade quickly locks into safety position for storage.

 
OLFA® Cutting Mats

Protect Fabric from Snags — Protect your Tabletop

Lightweight OLFA® Cutting Mats make the ideal surface for working with fabric reinforcement. Lay them out on a solid tabletop for measuring fabric and making clean, consistent cuts every time. They are designed to withstand punctures and slices associated with rotary cutters, razor blades, and scissors.

  • Soft, flexible rubber eliminates the risk of damaging snags to reinforcement.
  • Each mat features a one-inch grid, marked with 18" increments.
  • Mats feature measurement grid on one side, and cutting surface on both sides.
  • Larger #1710 Cutting Mat comes in three pieces, with four clips to secure sections together; this creates enough space for more than one person to cut at once. Additionally, it features long diagonal lines for help with cutting angles.

 
Replacement Blades for OLFA® Rotary Cutters

Keep Rotary Cutters in Peak Condition

Extend the life of your OLFA® Rotary Cutters and keep cuts clean and crisp with Replacement Blades.

Replacement Blades for the #1706 OLFA® Rotary Cutter are available in a pack of one (#1715-A) or a pack of five (#1716-A).

Replacement Blades for the #1707 OLFA® Rotary Circle Cutter are available in a pack of two (#1717-A).

Always use caution when replacing blades; they are razor sharp.

 
The Perfect Line Tape

Make Clean, Straight Cuts and Prevent Fraying

This is such a reliable way to preserve the integrity of fabric, we use it ourselves. Every roll that leaves our shop is cut using Perfect Line Tape!

  • Tape features a medium-tack adhesive. Apply to fabric and cut along the dashed line printed down the center of the tape.
  • Tape is best suited for cutting straight lines, but can be sectioned for use with gradual, simple curves.
  • Straight cuts leave an equal section of tape on both cut edges, which prevents the fraying associated with the cut edge of woven fabrics.
  • Before laminating, tape should be removed, leaving negligible residue and allowing fabric to be used to the very edge.
  • Note that tape can be applied directly to the surface of carbon fiber and fiberglass. However, when used with KEVLAR®, we recommend first applying a layer of standard blue painter's tape below The Perfect Line Tape.

Tape measures 55 yards per roll.

KEVLAR® Fabric is made with genuine DuPont™ KEVLAR® fiber. DuPont™ and KEVLAR® are registered trademarks of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company and are used with permission.

 
Dritz® Fray Check

Keep Fabrics from Fraying

Prevent the fraying associated with looser weaves of fabric or along cut edges. Dritz® Fray Check is uniquely designed to hold loose ends together. Simply squirt a line of this unique liquid along your cutting line, allow it to dry, then make the cut.

For several reasons, Fray Check should only be used on portions of fabric that will be cut away from your finished laminate:

  • Areas of fabric saturated with Fray Check will NOT saturate with resin. This can impact performance and cause delamination.
  • Fray Check is a nylon plastic dissolved in an alcohol base. Once dry, it may appear white against darker fabrics and can yellow over time, potentially impacting cosmetics.

Fray Check is available in a ¾ ounce bottle.

 
OLFA® Ruler, 6

Easy to Read for Accurate Measurements

Make precise, repeatable cuts with this durable OLFA® Ruler.

  • Rectangular shape features a one-inch grid, marked with 18" increments and angle measurements at every 15 degrees.
  • Frosted acrylic construction with black numbers makes it easy to read against both light and dark surfaces.
  • Non-slip surface secures ruler against tabletop. Use with a fabric pen (#1925-A) to mark precise cut lines; or bypass cut lines and use directly with a rotary cutter (#1706-A) to measure cuts as they are made.

 
Exact Yardage Tape

Non-Adhesive, Easy Measure for Yards of Fabric

Measure lengths of fabric in increments of 18 of a yard. Simply roll out this tape alongside your fiberglass, carbon fiber, or KEVLAR® to get the perfect measurement.

Tape is paper only with no adhesive backing; measures 100 yards per roll.

 
EC Cutter Parts & Accessories

Get More from your EC Cutter Shears

Extend the service life of your EC Cutter (#1700) and keep it in top working condition.

  • #1701 AC Adapter converts your EC Cutter to cord operation, for plugging in when your battery isn't charged.
  • #1702 Rechargeable Battery can be purchased as a spare, or used to replace a battery that has reached its end-of-life.
  • #1703 and #1704 Blade Sets replace blades that may have grown dull.
  • #1705 Battery Charger can replace a lost or broken unit.
  • #1714 Transformer can be used with either #1701 AC Adapter or #1705 Battery Charger.

 

You can place your order on our website or, if you have any questions, call 1.800.838.8984 | 8:00am - 8:00pm EST Mon-Fri.


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