Duplo 618 blade replacement

ICON

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howdy all, does anybody have experience with sharpening rather than replacing a $2000 cutting unit on a DC 618? Anybody sell rebuilds cheaper than 2K? TIA
 

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chriscozi

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Wow.
Bet the salesman didn't mention that to you.
And it looks like the assembly probably doesn't allow for a shorter, sharpened, blade.
 

pippip

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I can't believe a blade in a cutter isn't designed to be sharpened or at least simply replaced. How many hours of use is expected of it?

Did you buy from new? How long have you had it?
 

Wheate

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We went down this exact same issue with our Duplo....after much research we just bit the bullet and bought a new blade, was around $2k CAD. It sucks but man we must have put over a million sheets through that thing before we replaced. That machine pays for itself over and over......
 

tngcas

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We had to do the same for the blade on our aerocut machine and it was around $2k as well. I need to replace the slitter blades at some point but thinking we will just spring for a duplo instead since the replacement splitter blades will run about $8k for all four sets.

it’s a shame they didn’t think about long term reusability on some of this stuff.
 

Ynot_UK

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We don't have an SCC however have often thought about one in the past and always (incorrectly) assumed blade replacement / swap-out would be simple and cheap, like with a guillotine.

edited & removed irrelevant text, after fully reading post #7
 
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ICON

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I can't believe a blade in a cutter isn't designed to be sharpened or at least simply replaced. How many hours of use is expected of it?

Did you buy from new? How long have you had it?
its new with 1.3 mil cuts. still cutting but you can tell not as clean as before...
 

ICON

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LA Grinding says they HAVE done duplo blades but not sure of the models, we will wait until it's duller then buy the replacement and experiment with the old one. It would be good to have a backup as we have several of these 618's Thanks for all the input folks!!
 

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