I was just involved in a quite lengthy discussion about how to cut cardboard. My first instinct is to recommend a utility knife and straight edge, but I was asked about alternative time and effort-cutting methods. To be honest, I’m stumped here.
It was suggested that a Dremel type tool with rotary cutting blade can be used, but I thought this would be extremely inefficient. Plus, it would be damn near impossible to cut longer pieces straight enough.
Well what about other types of saws? In my opionion, other saws would tear away at the coardboard, leaving a jagged edge.
I would think that an oscillating tool with a fine cutting blade might work, and Sonicrafter’s SiniShear attachment would definitely work, although longer lines would again be difficult to cut straight.
I reiterated my initial recommendation – a utility knife with sharp new blades and a straight edge. I’m relatively certain that heavy duty rotary paper cutters might work as well, as would large shears, but my colleague is looking for a low-budget solution.
What would you recommend for making many straight cuts in cardboard?