Hi everyone, been looking through some old posts to see how peeps are getting on with either of these models. Some newer opinions would be grateful. Been thinking of getting one for a while especially as ive recently started doing work for the local photography studio so my stanley cuts by hand onto kapa are a little hit and miss. Cant decide if the floating version would be better for my needs, easier to move, faster, less messing around but as your not clamping the material through the cutter does it stay in place well enough.
Hi Martyn, We both a Sabre & an Evolution 2. I find for posters and thin materials the sabre is the job, it’s much lighter and you don’t have to use a lever to lift it, simply lift the bar with your hand. The evolution though is brilliant for corriboard & foamex. It’s fitted with 2 blades so if you’re cutting something for example that’s 6mm thick you can set the first for 3mm and the 2nd for 7mm. Make’s the cut much easier when you’re not trying to cut through the total thickness in one go. Both cutters are excellent. The evolution 2 would be the most versatile of the 2 in my opinion. Hope that helps in some way 🙂
Yeah it’s great for DiBond too. I find with DiBond (brand dependent) that you barely need to scratch the surface to get it to snap. I used to press really hard which created ridges on the edge of the cut, now even the lightest score makes it snap really cleanly!
We also have an Evo 2, and the workbench. Cost a pretty penny probably 10 years ago, and it’s still going strong.
Get the correct size for you needs, I think our’s is the 260 or 280, so we can cut 8×4 sheets easily, roller banners etc. it doesn’t get used so much these days, and its handy that it drops down leaving a clear work area.