Polystyrene Cutters

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Polystyrene Cutters for Plastering and Rendering

Smaller polystyrene cutters are composed of a thin metal wire often made of stainless steel or nichrome that is heated using electrical resistance to approximately 200 degrees Celsius. The wire is then passed through the material which is vaporised before contact. Larger cutters for plastering and rendering  usually come in larger frames to make larger forms.

What are polystyrene cutters used for in the plastering/rendering industry?

In plastering and rendering, polystyrene cutters are utilised for custom modelling of structures using the material for interior or exterior work. The equipment sold here is more portable than other industrial cutters but is also highly flexible to accommodate angular or curved fixtures or designs. They are industry quality devices with high-quality components to deliver the best possible product.

Are there different types of polystyrene cutters?

Some cutters are intended for a tabletop setting, suspended or free-standing to fulfil their purpose. There are smaller, home-made cutters for small custom work like lettering, smaller scale figures and industrial polystyrene cutters for high capacity, stucco fixtures or other materials.

The main types of cutters include handheld cutters which is made of a tensioned wire attached to a handle which is used by the operator to manually run the wire to create freeform shapes. Another is the manual table cutter which has the table as a guide for securing the foam. Vertical tables are usually used by hobbyists for lettering while horizontal tables are used for construction and packaging. Computer numerically controlled (CNC) cutters take digital input to make highly precise cuts. A push through slicer is composed of frames in which material blocks are guided through by the user into the wire. The cutters sold on this site are of the last type.

How do I know which type of polystyrene cutters to go for?

The type of cutter you  need to use depends on the scale and complexity of the desired product. For plastering and rendering, a push through slicer like the polystyrene cutters here, are for portable on-site deployment to produce standard sheets or other shapes used in construction. A more specialised template-guided manual table is widely employed by hobbyists to produce foam cores for model airplane wings. For plaster sculptures, handheld cutters are recommended to create highly artistic stuccos.

The basic technology employed in polystyrene cutters can be very simple and homemade or industrial-grade equipment that can produce construction grade boards for plastering and rendering. The cutters featured here in Plasterers 1 Stop Shop like the SPC 3013 and Optima Light 3014 are made of high quality components that are fully welded with industrial bearing guides to easily produce large polystyrene boards. They are also designed to be highly portable for easy deployment in various setups.

Additional Information

At Plasterers 1 Stop Shop, we offer a large variety of industry-leading tools and machines that are vital to get you through your working day in whatever field of construction that you’re working in. This is no exception in the world of polystyrene cutters. We offer two exceptional standards of polystyrene cutters and we believe these to be the best in the industry.

Undoubtedly, you’ll have done a lot of research by the time you come to invest in your polystyrene cutters, you need to ensure that you’re absolutely sure before you make the purchase. If you’re unsure which is best for you, or why you should consider our products, contact our brilliant customer services team who will be able to guide you in the direction that’s best for you.

Our SPC 2013 polystyrene cutters are outstanding. It has a rear frame bracket which makes it flexible and adaptable to your daily working needs. It is simple, clear and quick to setup due to its folding legs and uncomplicated nature. The harp angle settings mean that the cutting is precise but also extremely versatile, as you can position the cutters as you need. It can cut up to 1340mm in length and 330mm in height.

Our Optima Light 3014 polystyrene cutters is extremely useful for hands-on, everyday use. It’s extremely popular on construction sites as it can be used as a table-top, suspended or free-standing device. The cutting harp is adjustable meaning precision and versatility and can stretch from 0-55 degrees.

Our machine selection is top of the market and our polystyrene cutters are no exception to this. They’re extremely popular with all of our clients throughout the UK and beyond and what makes them even better, is that they’re at industry-leading prices.