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Guitar cutter: Sourcing, Using, Maintaining


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#61 Kerry Beal

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 08:16 PM

I'm still happy with my 7.5 mm based Dedy.

#62 John DePaula

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 09:03 PM

The options at Pastry Central and Design & Realization definitely look different - at least, from the pix on the web site.
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#63 Kerry Beal

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 04:51 AM

The options at Pastry Central and Design & Realization definitely look different - at least, from the pix on the web site.

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And that one was not popular with ChristopherMichael. He said the angles are all wrong.

#64 John DePaula

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 04:57 PM

I received an email confirmation that the Single Guitar cutter, currently being sold by D&R, is in fact a Dedy. I believe this is the same model being sold by Tomric.

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#65 Lior

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 02:44 AM

Where is a goodsource for purchasing strings? Are they all the same size or do they have to fit the guitar?? I snapped my friend's string and want toget her a few extras... It is a white plasticbase.
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#66 Kerry Beal

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 04:54 AM

Where is a goodsource for purchasing strings? Are they all the same size or do they have to fit the guitar?? I snapped my friend's string and want toget her a few extras... It is a white plasticbase.
Thanks

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Here is one source . I've also heard that Design and Realization in Montreal (www.dr.ca) sells replacement wire. Apparently the size you are looking for is around 0.5mm. Buying a spool and cutting your own seems to be the easiest option.

I don't know if when purchasing from Isreal it's easier (cheaper/more convenient) to get things from europe - but vantage house also sells replacement wire. Here is a link.

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 12:50 AM

Thanks. I emailed them and am waiting for a reply.

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 10:12 AM

[quote name='Kerry Beal' date='Mar 1 2009, 07:54 AM']
[quote name='Lior' date='Mar 1 2009, 04:44 AM']Where is a goodsource for purchasing strings? Are they all the same size or do they have to fit the guitar?? I snapped my friend's string and want toget her a few extras... It is a white plasticbase.
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Here is one source . I've also heard that Design and Realization in Montreal (www.dr.ca) sells replacement wire. Apparently the size you are looking for is around 0.5mm. Buying a spool and cutting your own seems to be the easiest option.

I don't know if when purchasing from Isreal it's easier (cheaper/more convenient) to get things from europe - but vantage house also sells replacement wire. Here is a link.


I have had success with piano wire. I think I have used 13 gauge in the past.

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#69 Lior

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 10:14 AM

piano wire!! Would that be at a music store? Thank you!

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 10:46 AM

piano wire!! Would that be at a music store? Thank you!

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Lior.

Yup! Music store.

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#71 Lior

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 11:57 AM

unbelievable! Thank you. Now if I ask for 13 gauge would thatbe good for a white plastic base guitar-do you know? And if so, Ihope they know what 13 gauge is, cause I don't. I will go google it!
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#72 Lior

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 12:00 PM

piano wire for food!

#73 KKLL00b

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 01:06 PM

In addition to piano wire, you might also look into braided stainless steel fishing leader.
Some friends use it for stringing necklaces and it would be interesting to see if you could find the right guage for guitar cutter use. It comes in coated and uncoated form. You can do a google search on "stainless steel wire fishing leader".

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 01:20 PM

will do-thanks! :rolleyes:

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 03:18 PM

piano wire for food!

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The 13 gauge is what I use for my Martellato guitar.

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#76 Kerry Beal

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 03:25 PM

piano wire for food!

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The 13 gauge is what I use for my Martellato guitar.

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13 gauge is how many mm?

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 06:39 AM

piano wire for food!

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The 13 gauge is what I use for my Martellato guitar.

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13 gauge is how many mm?

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Don't know, I'll find out.

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#78 David J.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 03:48 PM

I used stainless steel fishing line for my guitar:

http://www.alltackle...olling_wire.htm

#79 Lior

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 11:26 PM

Thanks. This is proving more difficult than I thought! Most of the non chocolate related places I have contacted do not reply! One place refused to sell it to me, saying they only sell within the U.S. due to export regulations. One place seems helpful but give me info thatis not relevant. I asked what 13 gauge was or if they had .5mm and she answered :

Dear Ilana,
No problem! Ga is the thickness so 8 ga thickness would be approximately 0.1285.
We hope you find this information helpful.

So I wrote her back again...
But for those of you who can use the 800number:

Hello Ilana, we have some food grade wire are part number is 70040571. It is a non catalog item. This part number is 8 ga 20 ft long. Just call 800-645-7270 and we can call the vendor and special order you this wire in the size you are looking for.

Sincerely,
Caroline Shipton
MSC Technical dept

From the Malinco website:

They have it but:
Yes I have a $125 min order. For a small of a quantity try nmcmaster-carr supply.


Thanks,
Jim

From McMaster-Carr:

Ilana,
Due to the ever-increasing complexity of U.S. Export regulations, McMaster-Carr has decided to only accept orders from a few, long-established customers of ours overseas. We are not able to provide a quote nor can we accept your orders.

We regret any inconvenience this causes you.

Regards,
Mike

So now I will try David's link. David, do you know what width is good? I think I need .5mm
Thanks!!

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 07:09 AM

I used stainless steel fishing line for my guitar:

http://www.alltackle...olling_wire.htm

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Which size wire did you get, since it only lists it in test strength?
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#81 Lior

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 10:00 AM

Happy to see you here again!

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 01:11 PM

piano wire for food!

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The 13 gauge is what I use for my Martellato guitar.

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13 gauge is how many mm?

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It is about .08cm or 1/32nd of an inch

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#83 Kerry Beal

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 03:02 PM

piano wire for food!

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The 13 gauge is what I use for my Martellato guitar.

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13 gauge is how many mm?

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It is about .08cm or 1/32nd of an inch

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I had hubby measure the wire on mine with his calipers. It's .02 inches (same as .05mm) which apparently is 8 guage.

I've ordered a roll - it's going to be something over 900 feet.

I'll bring along some 200 ft rolls to the conference if anyone wants some.

#84 David J.

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 06:46 AM

I used stainless steel fishing line for my guitar:

http://www.alltackle...olling_wire.htm

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Which size wire did you get, since it only lists it in test strength?

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I'll have to check. Hopefully I still have the box or the email invoice since I don't have easy access to a micrometer to measure the wire.

If it works for you Lior I can send you 20-30 ft since I don't think I'll ever use it up.

#85 Lior

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 06:52 AM

:rolleyes: Wow that is sooo nice! Thanks!! :smile:

#86 David J.

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 03:52 PM

:rolleyes:  Wow that is sooo nice! Thanks!! :smile:

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Not being aware of commercial guitar wire I bought the 60lb test which is 0.026" (0.66mm) in diameter. That is 1.29 X the 0.51mm Kerry is using. While that's a little bit larger it would probably fit.

PM me with your address (and any special international mailing instructions you know of) if you want a chunk.

#87 RosalieC

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 03:59 PM

Does anyone know where to purchase guitar replacement wire at a reasonable price? Also, does anyone know what the gauge is?

#88 mostlylana

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 10:48 AM

Over on the Ecole Chocolat grad forum - we are discussing doing a group buy for guitars. I contacted Dedy and they will offer a 10% discount if 6 people order. Each person would pay for their own and have it shipped to their address. I highly doubt we can get 6 people intersted in such a high priced piece of equipment but I thought I would put it out there...

It is important to know what sizes you want to cut and order the appropriate base size. You can just order a base and 1 frame if you just do square. You can add on frames as you can afford it.

Dedy website: Dedy: http://www.dedy.de/i...x.php?id=14&L=1

Oh, and here is a great site for $ conversion as the prices from Dedy are in Euro dollars and will need to be converted... http://www.xe.com/ucc/

O F F E R (these are their regular prices not including the 10% discount)

D E D Y P R A L I N E C U T T E R

This cutter is suitable for cutting and deviding marzipan,
jellies and similiar products.

The cutter is carried out in stainless steel.
The standard base is subdivided in 7,5 mm or 5mm.
The base can be fitted on a movable table,
also made of stainless steel.

Accessories: take-off metal sheet, wire, screws, tools


Price :


Standard base 7,5 mm EUR 580,00

Frame 15 mm EUR 280,00
Frame 22,5 mm EUR 240,00
Frame 30 mm EUR 220,00
Frame 37,5 mm EUR 200,00

Standard base 5 mm EUR 710,00

Frame 10 mm EUR 330,00
Frame 15 mm EUR 280,00
Frame 20 mm EUR 257,00
Frame 25 mm EUR 236,00
Frame 30 mm EUR 220,00

Movable table in stainless steel : EUR 490,00


I also contacted dr.ca and they now sell the Dedy - they no longer make their own.

dr.ca price for the Dedy 7.5mm base + 4 frames (includes tools): $CAD 2 795.00 USD$ 2 627.30

Tomric price for the Dedy 7.5mm base + 4 frames (includes tools): USD$ $2,995.00

Editted to add: email me if you are interested...

Edited by mostlylana, 19 February 2010 - 10:50 AM.


#89 lebowits

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 12:35 PM

piano wire for food!

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The 13 gauge is what I use for my Martellato guitar.

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13 gauge is how many mm?

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It is about .08cm or 1/32nd of an inch

b

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I had hubby measure the wire on mine with his calipers. It's .02 inches (same as .05mm) which apparently is 8 guage.

I've ordered a roll - it's going to be something over 900 feet.

I'll bring along some 200 ft rolls to the conference if anyone wants some.


I'll buy some from you! I broke several strings on my 15mm frame a few weeks ago.
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#90 Kerry Beal

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 02:04 PM


piano wire for food!

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The 13 gauge is what I use for my Martellato guitar.

b

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13 gauge is how many mm?

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It is about .08cm or 1/32nd of an inch

b

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I had hubby measure the wire on mine with his calipers. It's .02 inches (same as .05mm) which apparently is 8 guage.

I've ordered a roll - it's going to be something over 900 feet.

I'll bring along some 200 ft rolls to the conference if anyone wants some.


I'll buy some from you! I broke several strings on my 15mm frame a few weeks ago.


PM me - I'll send you some.