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Replacement Cutter
Replacement Cutter
Item Id: SHCUT
Cutter Size
Replace your lost short cutter with a factory original.  Expertly sharpened and perfectly sized for all American standard button dies.  Hardened steel; designed for use in manually operated machines.  Appearance may vary from image depending on stock.

Be prepared to clean your new cutter as the manufacturing process may leave a film of oil.  Cutters can be re-sharpened when necessary.

Not just for buttons!  Cutters can also produce stacks of fabric circles for many crafts.  If you don't have a machine, be prepared to jury-rig an alternative method—we recommend purchasing a cutting block to prevent chipping the edge.  Actual cutter diameters are as follows:
  • #16 cutter = 3/4" (19.05mm)
  • #18 cutter = 13/16" (20.64mm)
  • #20 cutter = 15/16" (23.81mm)
  • #22 cutter = 1-1/16" (26.92mm)
  • #24 cutter = 1-1/8" (28.70mm)
  • #28 cutter = 1-3/16" (30.23mm)
  • #30 cutter = 1-1/4" (31.75mm)
  • #36 cutter = 1-1/2" (38.10mm)
  • #40 cutter = 1-5/8" (41.40mm)
  • #45 cutter = 1-3/4" (44.45mm)
  • #50 cutter = 1-7/8" (47.75mm)
  • #60 cutter = 2-1/4" (57.15mm)
  • #80 cutter = 2-3/4" (69.85mm) custom

Height = 1-5/16".  Long cutters (height = 4-1/2") for use with pneumatic presses also available—please call for information.

Like any fine sharpened tool, cutters will eventually become dull.  We trust our own cutters to Bobby Mac the Knife.  Bob McBride is a certified Master Sharpener specifically trained to repair and sharpen round cutters —this is not a job for the guy at your local fabric store!  He accepts cutters by mail and will return them in better-than-new condition.