Die Bevel

The bevel on steel rule is the angled part of the blade that makes up the sharp cutting edge. The bevel has a lot to do with the type of cut, positioning of the cut and accuracy of the cut. The longer the bevel , for example, the easier it is for the blade to move through your material, but the blade life will not be as long. You also have a choice of a center bevel and side bevel. The bevel you choose is generally based on the type of product you are cutting and if you are cutting one layer at a time of multiple layers.

The reason this is important is because if you have a die that is close to requiring all the pressure your press has to offer, you can change the bevel length of your die and sometimes cut more with less.

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