|Brian Barber 2||10/01/2018 16:28:34|
|19 forum posts|
Has anyone advice on how to trim dacron sail material?
Do I need any special tools, or will a good pair of scissors do the job?
Any advice welcome.
|Derek Bradley||11/01/2018 19:16:16|
106 forum posts
I don't know whether I can help you very much but I believe that if you cut dacron with scissors it will fray out. I believe that the model sailmakers use some kind of hot blade as it seals the cut. I was, once in the past, advised to use a soldering iron with a blade type tip but tried it without any success and, in the end, got them professionally made by Sailsetc. From what I remember they were not too expensive and were lovely sails cut to my measurements.
|Brian Barber 2||12/01/2018 08:39:52|
|19 forum posts|
Thanks for that, opinion seems to be split between hot knife and scissors. I think it will be down to trial and error.
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