Sandpaper Cutter

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Here’s a 10 minute project for you. Take an old hacksaw blade and screw it down to a scrap piece. Finish it by drawing lines and notes on where to line up your sandpaper sheets for common cuts.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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#1 posted 08-06-2012 04:00 AM

thats a pretty slick idea! I like it! Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#2 posted 08-06-2012 11:47 AM

I did one too after making a cabinet to hold my sandpaper. Basically the same concept, works great.

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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#3 posted 08-06-2012 12:35 PM

wow that is a good idea! I am going to make that tonight. thanks

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#4 posted 08-06-2012 12:42 PM

If you have a problem slipping the paper under the blade, try putting a small washer between board and blade. That raises the blade off the board just a little. A hole in top lets you hang the cutter on the wall or elsewhere.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#5 posted 08-06-2012 01:34 PM

I did the same thing long ago. I do like your addition of drawing lines for various sizes you would need. The only different thing I did was to add a washer between the blade and the board to raise it up enough to get the paper underneath it a bit easier.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 08-06-2012 04:10 PM

It is dulling my good scissors.
I need to make one.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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#7 posted 08-06-2012 04:32 PM

That makes cutting sandpaper fast and easy….Thanks for the idea…It’s things like this that make this site so great….Also welcome to LJ..

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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#8 posted 08-06-2012 05:11 PM

I have one that I attached a block or “fence” to slide the sandpaper up to and cut, I have two blades though for different widths.

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#9 posted 08-06-2012 09:26 PM

Very simple design….Probably a lot faster than folding the sandpaper in half twice and cutting into quarters with scissors….Thanks for sharing

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#10 posted 08-07-2012 01:00 AM

Brilliant idea! I just finished making mine but I did it slightly different. I sharpened the edge of the hacksaw blade, so when my sandpaper is at the line I can fold it back over the blade, then pull it through on an angle. This gives me a nice crisp cut edge, rather than tearing it.

Thanks for sharing! :)

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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#11 posted 08-07-2012 01:04 AM

That’s genius, i need to make one. it looks so simple to build, even I should be able to make one

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#12 posted 08-08-2012 12:18 AM

Great idea and very useful also

-- Norman

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#13 posted 08-09-2012 08:00 AM

I need to make one too. Simple and easy is always nice.

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#14 posted 09-22-2012 06:22 PM

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