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Film cutter models

28th January 2019

Film cutter models

28th January 2019

I was surprised on how many film cutters are out there. To be honest, I believe this to be extremely beneficial for all of us. Out of such trials, Jimmy Li made the current best cutter there is on the market for both 9,2mm and 16mm.

Some of these are only prototypes obviously, so I have no idea how much they can be considered proper cutters, without seeing the results. Others are film users or enthusiasts who are attempting to create solutions for their own problems, without the intention of marketing the product. Whatever the purposes, the fact is that such enterprises are invaluable for progress; in this case, subminiature film cutters progress.


FILM CUTTER 120 TO 127 

“120 to 127 format film cutter. Modified 6×9 120 folder. Film backing paper leader is engaged and wound until blade makes a clean cut. Once 120 film has been wound onto blade, unit is transferred to changing bag for cutting, then rolling onto 127 backing paper.” Source here.

MINOX 9.2MM PLYWOOD AND RAZOR FILM CUTTER

“The plan here is to slice down a roll of 35mm film into 2 9mm wide strips and discard the sprockets. You can buy one all made from a low of $50 to as much as $150 or make this one for about $2 worth of stuff.”  Source.

8×11 ROTATING FILM CUTTER

Looks not unlike the usual factory cutters I have seen along the years. Source is here.

LEGO (yes, Lego!) FILM SLITTER 120 to 127

Sometimes, I swear nothing amazes me anymore. Link here.

UNKNOWN AUTHOR

This is but a sketch online, part of a Youtube very very short presentation. It would appear it serves for cutting film negative from a medium format to another medium format (see spools). Other than that, no idea. Source here.

FILM CUTTER FROM A VOIGTLANDER VITO CAMERA 

Not a first, but interesting approach nonetheless. Source here.

WOODEN BOARD 120 TO 127 FILM CUTTER

A pleasant (although intricate) design to cut and spool 120 to 127 format. Source here.

PEPALIS BLOCK CUTTER 9.2MM

How could I forget this one? The Subclub still offers it, no idea if it is still available. Never used it, never seen it on sale anywhere on the internet, never read any reviews. I do not see any reason why it should not work beautifully. Source here.

VINCENT’S FILM SLITTERS

Vincent has two propositions: one slitter to cut down 9,2mm out of 35mm stock, and another slitter, to size down a 120 film negative roll to 127 film roll. Source here.

WOODEN FILM CUTTER SUBCLUB

From Subclub, another slitting machine model here.

 

 

RON PEDELTY FILM CUTTER

Good old razor blades. Link here.

LARRY HESTER’S 16 MM FILM SLITTER

Interesting. Seen that, used it, liked it. Source here.

NO IDEA WHAT CAN I SAY ABOUT THIS ONE – 9.2MM OUT OF 35MM STOCK

Link here. Too mingled a contraption to comment over it. Looks like we have 1 x 16mm and 1 x 9.2mm. The good thing is that cut strips are spooled inside another film can.

 

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