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Cutting Info

Clicker dies and the M A Series iii Clicker

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What materials can be cut with the M A Series III press?

Most flexible materials like:-

  • Rubber

  • Carpet & Textile

  • Pattern Books

  • Felt

  • Sponge

  • Foam

  • Plastics

  • Cotton

  • Fabrics

  • Gasket Materials

  • Polyester

  • Textiles

  • Shoe Materials

  • Carpet

  • Paper & Card

  • Cork

  • Electronics

  • Leather

  • and lots more


What thickness can be cut?


Quite a variety of thickness can be cut, but there are limitations.

(This is assuming the cutting die is in very good condition.)

Lets say for about a 200mm (8” approx) circle.

Some examples are :-


Thick Veg-tan Leather will cut fine even 8mm possibly 10mm. 

Very 'boardy' (hard or old) sole leather maximum is more likely 2 to3mm thickness.


Multi layer stiff paper perhaps less than 1mm, soft cardboard 4 t0 6mm.


Most foam 12 to 14mm .


Soft multi layer vinyl-cloth combination material 8mm.


Soft fabric 8 mm possibly 10mm.


Hard stiff cotton fabric 3mm.



Attempting tp fotce the M A Series III to cut thick and hard material(or multi blade die with thick material), will resuly in damage to the M A Series III (most likely that the handle will bend).

Should this occut, it is time to up-grade to a hydraulic machine, as you have forced the machine beyond it's drsign capablites.


As you can see the theme is all about the softness and flexibility, hard 'woody/boardy' product is somewhat limited, maybe small pieces can be cut.


While this information is for 19mm(3/4”) cutting dies, other die heights may be used, although a change of cutting board thickness is required (see spec. chart on M A Series III instruction folder).


While the head height has quite a range of adjustment height wise, operating clearance above cutting knife does not change regardless of die height or head adjustment, it is a little over 12mm (1/2”).

This last statement may be a little difficult to get your thought process around, for although you can adjust the clearance above the knife by quite a lot, the stroke is fixed so it will only cut correctly when adjusted to the correct point (about 12mm above any height die).