Anatomy of a WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ
TOOLS - Leather Cutting
Trimming Knife - this is the heavy duty model. Much easier to grip and stronger than the small models.
A good conventional style knife works well but it is a choice between regularly sharpening the blade
or the convenience of the snap-off blades.
Rotary Cutter - these are much easier to use for cutting up leather. The rotary design means that the
force is mainly downwards cutting through the material instead of pulling and tearing that happens with
a knife. Much cleaner cuts and less slipping of the material. There is also less chance of doing serious
damage to yourself. The blades are very sharp and seem to
stay that way as long as you do not abuse them. The builtin guard that slides down behind the blade
is a simple and effective way to protect the blade and yourself.
Whenever cutting the backing material is very important to the life of the blade. A large self-healing
plastice cutting mat is worth the cost.