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Scalpel for cutting wallpaper

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by EddieM, 2 Oct 2017.

  1. EddieM

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    Not being a surgeon I know nothing about the various types of scalpel available so let's say I lot for some Swann Morton ones what should I go for ?
     
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    Just buy disposables
     
  3. EddieM

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    Ok but they come in numbers and different form factors? I suppose if it's just slicing wallpaper it doesn't really matter.
     
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    10A is a sort of "one size fits all"
     
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    9mm snap off is all you need, Snap off a new blade after every couple of cuts to keep a sharp edge.
     
  7. Pound shop, about 8 plastic knives for a pound, all snap offs. Works great for wallpapering.
     
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    I put lining paper up a while ago and was getting through quite a few of the snap-off blades, getting more and more frustrated. I opted to use a scalpel blade (partner is a nurse) but these were awful and just tore the paper.

    Solution = buy more snap off blades!
     
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    I tend to use a olfa myself, but i carry a small sharpening stone in my toolbag to run the blade over a couple of times to bring the blade back....makes them last a little longer.
     
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