1. Tool preparation
Cutting rubber ramps requires the use of specialized tools. You need to prepare any of the following tools:
(1) Rubber cutting machine.
A rubber cutting machine is a professional equipment that can be used to cut rubber and plastics of various thicknesses. It ensures that the cut rubber pieces are flat and accurately sized, making it ideal for cutting thick rubber.
(2) A sharp utility knife
You can use a sharp utility knife to cut rubber manually. Make sure the rubber cutting knife is sharp enough to ensure the cut piece of rubber is flat.
2. Cutting steps
(1) Measure the rubber
Before cutting the rubber, you need to accurately measure the size of the rubber. Using a tape measure or ruler, measure the width and length of the rubber and record it.
(2) Start cutting
Place the rubber on the cutting machine workbench, and use a rubber cutting knife to cut the rubber. If you are using a rubber cutting machine, just press the start button to automatically cut.
(3) Trim the edges
No matter what tool you use to cut the rubber, the cut piece will likely need a little trimming. Use a whetstone or sandpaper to smooth the edges to make them smoother.
(1) Safety first:
When using a rubber cutting machine, be sure to wear gloves and goggles. When cutting manually, you should also pay attention to the safety of your fingers and hands, and keep the knife in a safe place.
(2) Tool maintenance:
Regularly maintain the rubber cutting machine and cutting knife to ensure normal operation of the equipment. Blunt cutting knives may damage the cutting surface.
(3) Improve efficiency:
When cutting multiple pieces of rubber, they can be optimally arranged so that the task can be completed more efficiently.
Cutting rubber is not a simple task, but it can be made easier if you use professional tools and correct operating procedures.