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And a nipper question

Posted by daisyme (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 30, 08 at 17:03

Well, at least it should be obvious I'm getting closer on this project. (grin) How do I know when my nipper wheels need turning? I seem to be getting some chipping off the surface of my plates today and can't figure out if it is the plate finish itself or if the nipper is causing it. I'll turn the wheels anyway, but wondered what you all could tell me.

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RE: And a nipper question

Great question Daisy, I would love to know too, since I am in the same boat right now. I\

RE: And a nipper question

I turn mine just a little when it seems that they are not cutting, I probably do this once a month or so. But mark your wheel with a sharpie before loosening so you only turn them a little bit.

RE: And a nipper question

I've been marking mine with a sharpie, but the marks have come off. MAybe I need to make bigger marks. When you say "seems they aren't cutting", Flag, do you mean that they seem to slip from the surface? Mine are kinda doing that too even though I've turned the wheels....Also, mine take out a chip instead of starting a clean cut. The wheels seem to be not quite meeting too. I know I shouldn't need new wheels for all I've used them, but.....?

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