Film Slitter availability

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by John Koehrer, Oct 3, 2005.

  1. John Koehrer

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    A couple of days ago I was wandering through my local hobby emporium and found a gadget used for cutting strips of monocoat for trim on model aircraft.
    It is similar in layout to some slitter designs I've seen in articles in the past.
    Dimensions are about 6" wide with a wooden roller and a second, paralell rod with a cutting head that's infinitely adjustable from full width down to a couple of mm.
    The critter is made by Monocoat & sells locally for around $25.
     
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    Okay, I'll bite. What's a film slitter? Is this the same as those film guillotine things?
     
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    The most popular use for film slitters is to cut 35mm film down for Minox use, but they could also be used to cut 70mm to 120 or 5" or 9.5" rolls down to something else.
     
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    Dang! I learn something new on Apug every dang day!
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    Of course, film slitters can also be used to feed Minolta 16 and other submini cameras, make non-perf 35 mm strips from 120 for 828, etc. -- assuming only that they support or can be adjusted to produce the correct strip width.