Utility knives and hobby knives are best, as they have very sharp, replaceable blades. Cardboard dulls edges quickly! Other knives that work well are contractor's knives, for thicker cardboard and scalpels for curves and more intricate work. Both of these types also use disposable blades.
Even though, what is the easiest way to cut cardboard with scissors?
Further, what is the best way to cut thick cardboard? Grab a utility knife or box cutter for a simple solution. Hold the blade at a 45-degree angle and drag it toward you using gentle pressure. If it's corrugated, you may need to cut through the same line 2-3 times to get all the way through it. The non-slip cutting mat protects your work surface from damage.
Additional, what do you cut cardboard with?
Scissors for paper, cardstock and thin cardboard;
Multi-purpose cardboard scissors, for chipboard and light corrugated cardboard:
Scissors for thick cardboard, like corrugated cardboard:
Foldable utility knife.
Fix sturdy utility knives.
High speed cutting.
MakingSociety Cardboard Prototyping Series:
What is the easiest way to cut cardboard?
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CANARY Corrugated Cardboard Scissors Blue (PS-6500H)
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[PRODUCT MATERIAL] Blade: Stainless steel / Handle: ABS plastic. High quality Japanese stainless steel is used.
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[OFFICIAL ENGLISH INSTRUCTION] Come with CANARY official English instruction. Easy to use.
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
WORX WX081L ZipSnip Cutting Tool
[STRONGER, BETTER SCISSORS] So what is the Zip Snip? They’re Cordless Electric Scissors. They can cut tougher material with far less hand strain than manual scissors
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Electric Scissors Cutting Fabric, POWERAXIS Multi Cordless Electric Fabric Scissors with Three Blades, Electric Cutter for Fabric, Leather, Carpet,Paper,Cardboard with Release Safety Switchï¼ˆDark Blue)
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! Friendly Tips： 1.About charging, our product is fully charged before shipment, so there is no need to charge it when you receive the electronic scissors. When this item is received for the first time, you can use it directly. LITHIUM-ION TECHNOLOGY：Compact and lightweight! There is no self-discharge so it's always ready to go! The high-spec 2000 mAh Lithium-Ion battery produces enough power to cut 150 metres of carpet or 240 metres of cardboard (70 minutes)
MULTI-CUTTERS ：ALL CUTTING NEEDS These electric power scissors are the ideal tool for cutting all kinds of materials including: Canvas, Carpets, Cardboard, Corrugate, Denim, Fabrics, Leather, Plastics, Tarps, Wallpaper, Vinyl and other thin materials including light tin - 0.3mm thickness
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[QUALITY & DESIGN PERFECTION MADE IN JAPAN!] It is an elite 7.48" Japanese Corrugated Cardboard cutter featuring a 2.95" double Stainless Steel serrated blade with NONSTICK coating that prevents the adhesive tape from sticking on the blade surface. In this way, your package opening becomes a fast, ULTRA efficient task.
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Pink Power Electric Fabric Scissors Box Cutter for Crafts, Sewing, Cardboard, Scrapbooking - Cordless Shears Cutting Tool
All inclusive electric scissor set: Each purchase of our power scissors comes with (1) HG2043 electric scissor unit, (2) blades, (1) charger, (1) lithium ion battery, and a full three-year warranty.
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Up to two hours of continuous cutting time: This professional electric cutter doesn’t require additional batteries and comes with our rechargeable lithium-ion battery which offers a full 1-2 hours of usage.
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BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
Fiskars 710150-1001 PowerArc Shears (10 Inch)
Make tough cuts with heavy-duty PowerArc patent-pending technology which boasts curved blades that alter the angle between blades to give you over 30 percent more power
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BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
ALLEX Cardboard Scissors Long Blade Type, Heavy Duty Shears for Cutting Corrugated, Thick Paper, Paperwork, Craftwork
[HEAVY DUTY SCISSORS] Powerful hand shares and cut out any type of thick paper. It can be used not only for dismantling corrugated cardboard boxes but also as a craft tool. There is a feeling that the blade enters by grasping the paper firmly instead of pushing it off with force, and the cut surface is relatively clean.
[LONG BLADE] The biggest feature is a long blade of about 3 inches. Normal cardboard scissors are designed to have short blades to reliably cut thick paper. However, the excellent scissors of Seki City, a Japanese samurai sword town, have achieved the longest blade scissors for cardboard. The advantage is that you can cut a lot of cardboard at once.
[ANGLED BLADE] There is an angle between the handle of the scissors and the blade so that even when cutting large or thick objects, the cut object can be advanced without disturbing the hand.
[JAPANESE CRAFTSMANSHIP QUALITY] Made in Japan. Finest Japanese stainless steel is used. Excellent sharpness lasts for a long time. All ALLEX scissors made and inspected by Japanese craftsmen.
Working with a Craft Knife. Pick a very sharp craft or box cutter. A box cutter or contractor's knife will work well for thick cardboard. A craft knife or scalpel-type knife is better for thinner cuts.
Short answer is yes: paper, and much more so cardboard, are high impact items to a knife's edge. This is because paper items are abrasive to a point that they do a good job of making a blade edge dull. ... It is a bit like cutting sand paper, but not as bad.
You can slice it down pretty narrow with that. For corrugated material, I use my table saw. Yes, it's a lot of machine for the job, but it works well and it's safe (if you use it right). A saber saw would work, too, or a band saw.
For cutting into curves, tight corners and trimming seams, the Original 18mm Rotary Cutter (RTY-4) works best. It's more maneuverable than its larger cousin. ... Align a ruler so it is 1/4″ beyond the pattern line, run your rotary cutter along your ruler—and voilà, you have a 1/4″ seam allowance!