The plate cutting machine is one of the most important pieces of equipment in your kitchen. Without the machine working efficiently, you will not be able to cut the plates to the correct size or shape. The right machine can save you money, time, and ultimately make your kitchen more organized and fun to use.
There are four basic types of plate cutting machines that you can purchase to satisfy your needs. The first type is the blade arm combination drilling machine. This machine works by using the two blades on the bottom of the machine and is similar to the combination drillers found in your woodshop. The only difference is that this model produces a smoother result and produces a higher degree of accuracy. It also has a faster speed than the combination drilling machine.
The next type of plate cutting machine is the thermal cutting machine. This model is similar to the combination drill press but uses an electrical current to heat the material being cut. When the material is heated, it expands until it becomes a solid piece. The heat is used to melt the material into the exact size and shape. This model is great for cutting metal and other heavier materials. While this particular machine takes longer to run than combination drilling, it is much more accurate and produces a much smaller file.
The next machine on the list is the digital programmable model. This model allows the user to specify what plate thickness, cutting speed, and other options they would like the machine to use. The digital programmable model is useful when accurately cutting plate thickness and cutting speed. Because it is programmable, users can make minor adjustments to the machine without having to shut the machine down.
The last type of cutting machine we will discuss is the hybrid combination drilling/cutting machine. This model is similar to the other machines on our list but has additional capabilities such as interchangeable cutting knives. This machine uses the power of a drill press to cut both metal and plastic with precision. It also has a variety of interchangeable bits to make precise cuts on all kinds of surfaces. This makes it extremely valuable for complex cutting projects.
Now that you know which machine is best for your plate capacity, material, and budget, you should be able to purchase the fastest height control, highest capacity plate, and i-cut correction option. Remember, however, to always shop around before making your final decision. There are many great machines available, but all are not designed the same.