Re: guillotine splicers?

From: DOMINIC ANGERAME (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Jan 21 2008 - 10:59:46 PST

Hi Jeanne....normally the blades do not need
sharpening since it is the contact of the metal to
metal that cuts the tape cleanly and the film cleanly.
If you are having a problem cutting the tape cleanly,
I suggest that you take the splicer apart and let the
hole punchers and blades bat in alchohol (not the kind
you drink, althought that works too) then clean off
all the residue and spray it with wd20..

Make sure the bed of the splicer has at least two
layers of tape on it...this elevates the film and
helps make a much more clean cut, also pulling slight
back on the roll of the tape will help in making a
clean cut. In my forty years of filmmaking I have
never had to "sharpen" the blades....I have found it
is just a matter of maintenance and making sure that
the blades are in alignment. These blades are not even
sharp when a splicer is bought brand new...

I hope this helps

--- jeanne liotta <email suppressed> wrote:

> Hi F'workers,
> Wondering if anyone knows where I can get a bunch of
> guillotine
> splicers sharpened? I am in NYC and have no luck so
> far . Have been
> considering waiting on a street corner in Brooklyn
> listening for the
> knife man ringing the little bell on his truck, but
> its cold here ,
> and apparently it is also 2008 But, hmmm, I wonder
> if professional
> knife-sharpeners would do this....
> Jeanne (used to be a chef) Liotta
> --
> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at
> <email suppressed>.

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