e-mail: sales@decimalrules.co.uk

Decimal Rules Ltd is a market leader in the supply of Infinity Steel Cutting Rules, Punches and many other engineering consumables for the Diecutting, Packaging, Printing and Allied Trades.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Decimal Rules Ltd is a market leader in the manufacture and supply of Steel Cutting Rules, Punches and many other engineering consumables for the Diecutting, Packaging, Printing and Allied Trades.
Since 1920 the company has continually extended and improved its manufacturing facilities to ensure customer satisfaction by supplying the highest quality products at the lowest possible prices. There are two manufacturing sites at Market Harborough, England. The most recent purpose built factory has increased the manufacturing area to 200 square metres and has been instrumental in maintaining Decimal Rules position as a major supplier in the UK.

The company is recognised as a key international supplier in their field with over 40% of sales coming from exports.

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Die Making Machines

> Star Infinity Rule Cutter
> Star Infinity Rule Bender
>> Star Benders
> Star Double Lipper/Trimmer
> Star Cutter
> Star Bridgers
> Digital Readout Gauge Bar
> Vernier Gauge Bar
> Accessories

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Steel Cutting Rules

> Rotary Cutting Rules
> Stitch Flap Knives
> Roller Saver Perforating System
> > Continuous Stationery Perforating Rules
> Label Rules (including Perforating Rule)
> Continuous Stationery Perforating Wheels
> > Edge-Hardened Cutting Rules
> Steel Cutting Rules
> Mirracut Steel Cutting Rules
> > Steel Creasing Rules
> Perforating Rules
> Wave Edge and Jigsaw Rules
> Jigsaw Blades
> Jigsaw Coils
> Cut/Crease Combination Rule
> Zipper Rule
> V-Gap Rule>
> Die Ejection Rubbers
> Slot Rubbers
> Brass Cut-Seal Combined Cutting and Welding Electrode
> Brass Rule Welding Electrodes

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Punches

> > Bowl Punches Standard/Parabowl
> Side Ejection Punches
> Slot Punches
> Cross Bevel
> Pricker Punches
> Inside Bevel
> Centre Bevel
> Outside Bevel Relieved
> Washer Punches
> Locating Pins
> Boring Tools
> Steel Stripping Pins
> Steel Stripping Rule

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Punches > Bowl Punches Standard/Parabowl

Please choose a Bowl Punch type:

> Standard Bowl
> Parallel Shank Bowl
> Bowl
> Printers Punch

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Punches > Bowl Punches Standard/Parabowl > Standard Bowl

The bowl or cup punch is used on all types of solid and corrugated board. The contour of the 'bowl' allows the wad to remain in the sheet. The punch can also be notched on the edge to provide a tie to the cut out. The standard bowl or cup punch has a small outside chamfer, but this type of punch is also supplied with no outside chamfer on a parallel shank for certain jobs.

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Punches > Bowl Punches Standard/Parabowl > Parallel Shank Bowl

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Punches > Bowl Punches Standard/Parabowl > Bowl

Supplied on a square body, this punch can be locked into a letterpress type forme.

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Punches > Bowl Punches Standard/Parabowl > Printers Punches

Part of the "Infinity" range, these punches are used with an impression pad as the roller saver perforating system. Punching at the same time as the printing, they can also be used where punching is required as a separate operation.
See separate sheet for cut / shank details

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Punches > Side Ejection Punches

Can be supplied with a knurled base or pinned to stop any turning in the forme. This self clearing punch is designed to allow the wad to pass out through the side of the body.

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Punches > Slot Punches

Supplied in widths from 3mm (3/32”) upwards and lengths from 6.5mm (1/4”) upwards.
The very narrow sizes can be supplied with a solid body and a dished face to eliminate ejection difficulties.

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Punches > Cross Punches

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Punches > Pricker Punches

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Punches > Inside Bevel

Supplied with or without springs, this punch will give an extremely accurate hole with a clean vertical cut in the material.

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Punches > Centre Bevel

Supplied with or without springs, this punch, with its centre bevelled cutting edge, gives an extremely long life. Very popular for cutting solid and corrugated board, as well as many other materials.
Centre bevel punches can be supplied on a square shank with spring ejection for printers’ type formes.

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Punches > Outside Bevel Relieved

This punch is used mostly for the cutting of gasket materials, etc. It can be supplied without or with a relief hole, which is bored from base of the punch most of the way up to the cutting edge, facilitating clearance of the wads of material through the base of the punch.

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Punches > Washer Punches

Made to order only.
State cut sizes and height when ordering.

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Punches > Locating Pins

8mm body, 18mm long, 3.175mm and 4.76mm pin.
Other sizes available.

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Punches > Boring Tools

These piloted cutters are designed to bore a hole exactly the same diameter as that of the punch to be inserted, thus giving an absolutely tight fit. The use of a small diameter pilot drill to give the ‘lead in’ hole for the boring tool also enables the hole to be positioned much more accurately in the forme.

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Punches > Steel Stripping Pins

For automatic stripping units. All with 4mm diameter base 15mm long. Other pins including pointed can be manufactured to order.

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Punches > Steel Stripping Rule

These rules are supplied in face as foot condition generally on 3 or 4 point body and in range of different heights
Also available: Stripping foam.

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Accessories

Please choose an accessory type:

> Make-ready tape
> Shim Tape
> Channel Creasing Matrix
> Tee Nuts
> Quoins & Quoin Keys
> Die Makers Hammer
> Rawhide Hammer
> Rule straightener
> Nicking chisel
> Nicking chisel Set
> Spare tools

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Accessories > Make-Ready Tape

Gummed paper tape available in a range of widths and thicknesses. Only available in reels.

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Accessories > Shim Tape

Steel shim tape with an adhesive backing.

Available in .001”, .002” thick, 8mm wide.
Only available in 10m coils.

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Accessories > Channel Creasing Matrix

Full range available, apply for further details.
Vulcanised fibre and other materials supplied in sheets for creating own creasing matrix.

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Accessories > Tee Nuts

These tee nuts enable secure bolt fixing of the die and stripping units. Sizes available: 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm.

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Accessories > Quoins & Quoin keys

The ideal unit for locking rules or type in chases or formes.

Also available: Narrow margin quoins and quoin keys

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Accessories > Die Makers Hammer

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Accessories > Rawhide Hammer

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Accessories > Rule straightener

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Accessories > Nicking chisel

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Accessories > Nicking chisel set

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Accessories > Spare Tools

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Die Making Machines > Star Benders

Please choose a star Bender type:

> Star Bender 25mm High
> Star Bender 50mm High
> Star Infinity Rule Bender

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Die Making Machines > Star Benders > 25mm HIGH

This precision made, hand operated ‘Star Bender’ is most complimentary to the demands of modern die making. The 25mm high model illustrated is supplied complete with seven and a half pairs of dies, ten mandrels, three formers, spanners, a Micro Adjustable Gauge Bar and allen keys, all as standard.

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Die Making Machines > Star Benders > 50mm HIGH

The 50mm high ‘Star Bender’ is supplied complete with a micro adjustable gauge bar, mandrel support spanners, allen keys and a range of dies and mandrels.

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Die Making Machines > Star Benders > Infinity Rule Bender

Designed with ease of operation in mind. Time saving and other beneficial features are included with the capacity to bend rule up to 50mm high. The machine is supplied with 19 formers, a turret with 6 stop positions and a micro adjustable gauge bar. A vernier or digital read-out gauge rail can be supplied as an optional extra.

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Die Making Machines > Star Double Lipper/Trimmer

Precision made for double or single lipping with a trimming facility and supplied with a micro adjustable gauge bar as standard. Ease of operation is achieved by the geared design operated via a long chromium plated handle. Easily adjusted to accommodate 2,3 and 4 point rules and after blade regrind.

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Die Making Machines > Star Cutter

Precision made to cut materials up to 50mm wide.
Operated via a long chromium plated handle and supplied with micro adjustable gauge bar as standard. Standard Model is designed to cut the thinner materials, where speed is one of the main considerations. Heavy Duty Model is geared design that will cut the more difficult materials.

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Die Making Machines > Star Bridgers

Standard model is designed specifically for slotting the thinner pre-shaped materials as well as straights and is complimentary to the Heavy Duty Model. Heavy Duty Model is geared and designed to slot even the thicker and tougher straight materials with the minimum of effort.

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Die Making Machines > Digital Readout Gauge Bar

These gauge bars are fitted as an optional extra and are suitable for fitting to the Double Lipper and Cutters. The displays are in either Metric or Imperial and are available in lengths of 300 and 450mm.

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Die Making Machines > Vernier Gauge Bar

A Vernier Gauge Bar is available as an alternative to the D.R.O. type illustrated above, supplied in metric only (500mm long), as an optional extra to fit the Double Lipper and Cutting Machines.

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Die Making Machines > Star Infinity Rule Cutter

Another in our range of die making machines, supplied as standard with micro adjustable gauge bar and guaranteed measuring rail, this is a quality, sturdy machine made from quality materials at the right price.

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Steel Cutting Rules > Rotary Cutting Rules

The ‘Infinity’ range of rotary cutting and creasing rules are available for all types of rotary die cutting presses. In back slotted form for the customer to edge radius, or in the edge radiused condition to the required diameter. It is also available in plain back form for use across the cylinder.

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Steel Cutting Rules > Stitch Flap Knives

All types and sizes available to suit every kind of machine.

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Steel Cutting Rules > Roller Saver Perforating System

Height of perforating rule: 23.00mm (0.906”).
Thickness of brass impression strip: 0.50mm (0.0205”).
Standard width of impression strip: 12 points, but any width supplied on request. The cutting edge of the perforating rule is below type height and the paper is depressed on to it by the impression strip on the tympan.

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Steel Cutting Rules > Continuous Stationery Perforating Rules

Please choose a Perforating Rule type:

> Standard Perforating Rules
> Cut-Off Blades
> Standard Micro Perforating Rules
> Deep Cut Micro Perforating Rules

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Steel Cutting Rules > Continuous Stationery Perforating Rules > Standard Perforating Rules

Extra hard
Teeth from 2 point
Gaps from 2 point
Generally side bevel
Cut to length or in coils
Heights from 10mm to 23.80mm

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Steel Cutting Rules > Continuous Stationery Perforating Rules > Cut-Off Blades

2,3 or 4 point thick.
Side or centre bevel.
In lengths or coils.

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Steel Cutting Rules > Continuous Stationery Perforating Rules > Standard Micro Perforating Rules

Perforating Rules for single part stationery
24, 30, 40, 50, 60 and 70 tpi.

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Steel Cutting Rules > Continuous Stationery Perforating Rules > Deep Cut Micro Perforating Rules

Perforating Rules Deep cut for multi-part sets
30,40 and 50 tpi

Also available in Label Rule.

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Steel Cutting Rules > Label Rules (including Perforating Rule)

Label rules are available in 1, 1 and 2 point thicknesses, in a range of heights up to 12mm high.
All are available in hard or soft grade steel.

Perforating Rules are available in an extensive range, including micro perf. (deep cut or standard).

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Steel Cutting Rules > Continuous Stationery Perforating Wheels

Standard perforating wheels
Usually supplied between 3 and 17 tpi in several gap sizes.

Micro perforating wheels – deep cut
30, 40, 50, 60 and 70tpi

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Steel Cutting Rules > Edge-Hardened Cutting Rules

Please choose a Cutting Rule type:

> Mirraflex Edge-Hardened
> Mirraflex/CW
> Mirraflex/HB
> Euroflex Hi-Tek
> Flexicut Edge-Hardened

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Steel Cutting Rules > Edge-Hardened Cutting Rules > Mirraflex Edge-Hardened

These bronze edge-hardened rules have the same type of machined smooth edge as the Mirracut through-hardened rules but give an extremely high degree of ductility combined with a very hard cutting edge. They are supplied in two body hardnesses and are available in 1, 2 and 3 point thicknesses in heights up to 28.58mm (11/8”).

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Steel Cutting Rules > Edge-Hardened Cutting Rules > Mirraflex / CW

For general carton work and for use in dies involving really sharp bends (it will respond to practically every demand made upon it in this respect, whilst giving a performance equal to the best extra hard cutting rule)

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Steel Cutting Rules > Edge-Hardened Cutting Rules > Mirraflex / HB

Which has exactly the same high edge hardness but has a harder body more suitable for the really heavy boards and for the die cutting of corrugated cases and fittings. Not quite so amenable to really acute bending but still wonderfully ductile and ideal for this type of work.

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Steel Cutting Rules > Edge-Hardened Cutting Rules > Euroflex Hi-Tek

This rule has a very hard cutting edge and a good firm body with good bendability enhanced by special treatment during hardening and tempering.

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Steel Cutting Rules > Edge-Hardened Cutting Rules > Flexicut Edge-Hardened

This rule has a ground edge and an edge hardness equal to a hard rule, its ductility has been proven to be exceptional. Particularly useful where the properties of the Mirraflex rules are not required. Available in the same range of heights and lengths as the Mirraflex rules.

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Steel Cutting Rules > Steel Cutting Rules

These ‘Infinity’ range of cutting rules represent the maximum in accuracy, ductility and performance and include the conventionally ground edge cutting rules, the Mirracut machined edge cutting rules and the range of edge-hardened cutting rules. They are available in standard lengths of 1 metre, also available in coils.

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Steel Cutting Rules > Mirracut Steel Cutting Rules

Have a machined instead of a ground edge. The ultra smooth satin-like finish provides two important features. Firstly, the machining of the edge effectively increases the cutting life. Secondly, the perfectly smooth bevel and absence of roughness and undulations inherent in a ground edge does reduce the incidence of dust and swarf.

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Steel Cutting Rules > Steel Creasing Rules

Please choose a Creasing Rule type:

> Hard Creasing Rule
> Soft Creasing Rule
> Duplex Creasing Rule
> Steel Spacing rule

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Steel Cutting Rules > Steel Creasing Rules > Hard Creasing Rule

Really long lasting with a beautifully engineered edge controlled at exact height, supplied in 2, 3 and 4 point at all heights. Standard lengths, 1 metre, also coils.

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Steel Cutting Rules > Steel Creasing Rules > Soft Creasing Rule

Softer body, tough and workmanlike. Available in 2, 3, 4 and 6 point body with the same beautifully engineered edge and extreme accuracy as the hardened and tempered. Supplied in 1 metre lengths, also coils.

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Steel Cutting Rules > Steel Creasing Rules > Duplex Creasing Rule

Duplex creasing is designed for use on the heavier solid boards and in corrugated converting where reverse creasing is needed. Most heights available in 1 metre lengths, only on a 6 point steel body.

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Steel Cutting Rules > Steel Creasing Rules > Steel Spacing Rule

Available in all heights (standard height 17mm [0.669"]) to suit thickness of plywood. In 1 metre lengths in 1, 1 1/2, 2, 3, 4 and 6 point body. This high precision spacing rule is for dimensional adjustments in multi-piece cutting and creasing formes.

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Steel Cutting Rules > Perforating Rules

This ‘Infinity’ range of perforating rules is made entirely from the hardest bronze rule to give the longest of runs. Any combination of tooth and gap width can be supplied. Shown here are a few of the standard perforating rules out of the many hundreds manufactured and stocked. Any variation on these can be supplied very quickly.

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Steel Cutting Rules > Glue Flap Perforating Rule

Perforates part way through the glue flap to permit a better adhesive bond. Supplied at scoring rule heights and manufactured from 2 point wave edge rule. Height must be specified when ordering.

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Steel Cutting Rules > Wave Edge and Jigsaw Rules

These wave edge rules, except large and extra large, have a flat body, waved on the edge only. All rules are supplied tip hardened to give a long cutting life, similar to that of an extra hard cutting rule. These jigsaw rules can be supplied in any pitch from 19mm upwards. Usually made from 2 point Flexicut with a long bevel/centre bevel cutting edge, tip hardened.

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Steel Cutting Rules > Jigsaw Blades

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Steel Cutting Rules > Jigsaw Coils

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Steel Cutting Rules > Cut / Crease Combination Rule

This rule saves the tedious business of putting in alternate pieces of cutting and creasing rules. Any cut/crease combination supplied. Please specify length of cut and crease also height of cut and height of crease.

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Steel Cutting Rules > Zipper Rule

Manufactured from hard cutting rule to give long cutting life. This zipper rule, supplied left and right hand, gives a perfect tear-off strip.

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Steel Cutting Rules > V-Gap Rule

A rule with very sharp pointed teeth, 3mm, 5mm or 7mm point to point, supplied on a 3 point body normally at a height of 50mm. This rule is used for cutting sheet polythene, low density foam materials and expanded polystyrene.

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Steel Cutting Rules > Die Ejection Rubbers

We offer a comprehensive range of quality ejection rubbers in both open and closed cell structures, suitable for most die making applications. Our ejection rubber is available in sheets, cur into strips or pads to suit your own special requirements. Sizes 4mm to 16mm (3/16" to 1/2") available. Our stick and strip adhesive is available in manageable 1 ltr containers

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Steel Cutting Rules > Slot Rubbers

A range of slot rubbers and special rubbers are also readily available. Our stick and strip adhesive is available in manageable 1 ltr containers

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Steel Cutting Rules > Cut-Seal Combined Cutting and Welding Electrode

These rules incorporate a cutting edge and a welding face in a single strip. The welding face may be plain or decorative, with or without a gap between the welding face and the cutting edge. Available on a 6 point body (2.10mm) and with a standard cutting height of 23.30mm (0.918”).

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Steel Cutting Rules > Brass Rule Welding Electrodes

Precision made from the finest materials, these brass rules are available in the faces shown. Also available are the cut-seal range of rules.

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For further information please contact us:
Tel: +44(0)1858 462641
Fax: +44(0)1858 431616
Email: sales@decimalrules.co.uk