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  • #16
    I'm not sure it will work on a sanding belt but I fold sandpaper and insert a steel ruler. The ruler is "sharp" enough to cut the paper on the fold.

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    • #17
      I have an old paper cutter that I use. I noticed one day that the grid is actually a kerf in the table filled with some white material. I was able to dig out enough to put a temporary strip on tin as a gauge for my hand sanders. I have been using this method for many years.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by wardprobst View Post
        I like dedicated cutters and have made three. One is mounted on a file box I keep sandpaper in, just a hacksaw blade bolted to the top. Slide the paper under, pull up and you are done. The other two are mounted on blocks of UHMW plastic and sized for sanders we own- insert paper under hacksaw blade, line up with edge of block then tear. It's fast and old hacksaw blades are easy to come by here.
        DP
        Same here - hacksaw blade bolted to a piece of plywood...

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        • #19
          https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...ndpaper-cutter

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          Loring in Katy, TX USA
          If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
          BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions

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          • #20
            That is nice! You spent some time on that!

            Here is what I use now: https://www.rockler.com/rockler-sandpaper-cutter
            Hank Lee

            Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted!

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            • #21
              Lots of projects are a learning experience.
              I learned about T-slots and making a grid pattern with a router and found out how to use a hacksaw blade as a tearing edge.
              And it was useful need for all those sanding blocks I made.

              Actually this was in 2014... I just decided to recycle the post.
              Last edited by LCHIEN; 11-26-2020, 01:46 AM.
              Loring in Katy, TX USA
              If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
              BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions

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