Adding a “Cut” Option to Your Sealer

We have two types of sealers that offer a “cut” option:  a cut and seal sealer (aka a sealer with a round wire) OR a sealer with a sliding cutter.  Please take a look at the two options to determine which sealer works best for you.  If you  have questions, please contact us or one of our distributors!

Seal and Cut Sealer
A seal and cut sealer is most often used in shrink wrapping  film and bags.  When using a seal and cut sealer, any excess material above the seal is cut off creating a clean seamless seal.

Seal and Cut Sealer (Round Wire)

When purchasing a seal and cut sealer, ask for an impulse sealer with a ROUND wire instead of a flat wire.  Flat wire sealers create seal widths such as 2mm, 5mm, or 10mm seal widths.  Round wires create no seam.

If you already have a 2mm sealer, you can easily purchase a round wire heating element and convert your sealer to a cut and seal sealer.  Please note:  ONLY 2mm sealers can be converted, a 5mm or 10mm sealer CANNOT be converted to a round wire.  See our instructions on how to change your heating element wire.

Sealer with Sliding Cutter
Now, a sealer with a sliding cutter is most often used to trim a bag length or seal poly tubing.  A sealer with a sliding cutter is equipped with a blade which will cut any excess material about 1/4″ from the seal line.

We carry sealers with cutters in a 2mm and 5mm seal width.  We recommend using a 2mm for sealing materials 3-5mil thick (6-10mil total) and 5mm seal width for sealing materials 6-10mil thick (12-20mil total).

Sealer w/ Cutter

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4 responses to “Adding a “Cut” Option to Your Sealer

  1. Great informations on sealer. I am currently doing some research and found exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for guide!

  2. My unit quit. I laid it up a while. No light comes on at all. The switch under the arm hinge looks like it deteriorated and a part fell off it also. And I also used it until the tape on top burned thru but it worked when i laid it up.I need the tape and wire parts for sure. What could be my problem???

    • Hi Mike, Thanks for your inquiry. This sounds like you may want to replace the microswitch on your unit. If you want to provide me with your model #, we can find the appropriate microswitch for you.

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