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Xacto knife

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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?
post #2 of 10
Just your good old reliable Xacto... you just want a fine, sharp point.
post #3 of 10
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Ok, I wasn't sure if there was a specific model I should be using
post #4 of 10
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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Thanks! icon_biggrin.gif
post #6 of 10
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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post #7 of 10
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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post #8 of 10
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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Yes... blade #11 is what I use.
post #10 of 10
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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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