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    sean what happen to the price of 189.00 ? If you get both is it less. Please pm me and let me know. the price on your web site seen a bit high.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frank134 View Post
    sean what happen to the price of 189.00 ? If you get both is it less. Please pm me and let me know. the price on your web site seen a bit high.
    Thank
    Frank
    The introductory price of $189 ended shortly after IWF. I'm sorry, but it is often necessary to make adjustments when starting a new venture.

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    So I am ready to purchase a drag knife this week. I am very interested in your Donek Knife, but I need some help on getting past the price. I have found three brands of drag knives online and the price spread is huge. Maybe some of you can help me with this.

    I will be cutting thermoplastic laminate sheeting .030 thick.

    Here is what I have found.

    http://www.rockcliffmachine.com/prod...nc-drag-knife/

    This rockcliff drag knife is the least expensive for only $85 and that makes trying it almost my first choice. The two downsides I could possibly see is that the blade looks to be cutting on center and not behind the spindle. Would this make decent turns? Also the price of replacement blades is 3 for $29. Does anybody know how much longer these blades could last since they are carbide? Other positive note is they will accept a return on this knife if I am unsatisfied with it performance.

    Next is the widgetworks knife.

    http://www.widgetworksunlimited.com/...inyl_knife.htm

    This one is $149.99 and has its limitations to 1/32" thick. Replacement blades are $13.99 and the blade also seems to be on center. I'm not sure that I am really even considering this one because of its limitation on thickness.

    And of course the Donek Drag Knife.

    http://donektools.com/

    This one appeals to me most for a few reasons. Blades are cheap to replace, it seems to have better rotating action with the blade behind the spindle a bit, has the software for adding corner actions to tool path, and will cut thicker material. I just am having a hard time getting by the price.

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    Do you have to use a lead in cut to start at the proper point

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry_stanek View Post
    Do you have to use a lead in cut to start at the proper point
    In my case it wouldn't matter, but if the tools doesn't require it I would not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zandeauto View Post
    So I am ready to purchase a drag knife this week. I am very interested in your Donek Knife, but I need some help on getting past the price. I have found three brands of drag knives online and the price spread is huge. Maybe some of you can help me with this.

    I will be cutting thermoplastic laminate sheeting .030 thick.

    Here is what I have found.

    http://www.rockcliffmachine.com/prod...nc-drag-knife/

    This rockcliff drag knife is the least expensive for only $85 and that makes trying it almost my first choice. The two downsides I could possibly see is that the blade looks to be cutting on center and not behind the spindle. Would this make decent turns? Also the price of replacement blades is 3 for $29. Does anybody know how much longer these blades could last since they are carbide? Other positive note is they will accept a return on this knife if I am unsatisfied with it performance.

    Next is the widgetworks knife.

    http://www.widgetworksunlimited.com/...inyl_knife.htm

    This one is $149.99 and has its limitations to 1/32" thick. Replacement blades are $13.99 and the blade also seems to be on center. I'm not sure that I am really even considering this one because of its limitation on thickness.

    And of course the Donek Drag Knife.

    http://donektools.com/

    This one appeals to me most for a few reasons. Blades are cheap to replace, it seems to have better rotating action with the blade behind the spindle a bit, has the software for adding corner actions to tool path, and will cut thicker material. I just am having a hard time getting by the price.
    Everything comes down to thickness in my opinion. The other two devices will cut vinyl and sandblast material. Anything thicker and you're going to struggle. Our tool is designed for cutting materials other than vinyl. In reality, I have never tried cutting vinyl with it as I have a vinyl plotter for that purpose. If you just need to cut sign vinyl, then look at the other two devices or something like this:
    http://www.amazon.com/USCutter-Vinyl...=vinyl+plotter
    If you wish to perform veneer inlays, cut cardboard, gaskets, some plastics, leather, (the list is extensive), then our tool is the only one I know of capable of doing so for less than a $5000 investment.

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