Two Cutting Frames and Cutting Tables are supplied with the MC2F Manual Cutter™; a loaf cutting grid and table and a bar cutting grid and table; both custom made and designed.
Pour any size batch you
desire, up to your full batch weight. Use the free
software that comes with your cutter to calculate
the exact formula to use for the number of bars you
want to make. Your most efficient pour is a full
batch but, there are times when you do not need that
A compact piece of equipment that is tough, durable and easy to clean. You will wonder how you got by without it!
There is no maintenance needed.
The cutting frames glide smoothly on Linear Bearings & high-speed, hardened steel, guide rods.
Cutting frames & Tables are easily and quickly interchanged.
High tensile strength wire for lasting durability. Wire replacement is easy with our adjustable tension bolts. Note: With proper use, wires can last years.
Extra cutting frames are available for Hotel size bars, multiple bar sizes and private label customers.
The Professional Manual Cutter™ cuts Cold Processed and Hot Processed soap with ease.
THIS SOAP CUTTER IS NOT FOR CUTTING MELT AND POUR
Small Footprint - only 18" x 18" (46 x 46 cm). Place it anywhere.
Protected with a
tough, baked on powder coat, enamel finish.
The SM2F is 18” (46cm) high. The best placement is at knee height for easy use of body weight.
Light enough to move but heavy enough to stay put when working with it. 65 lbs (29Kg). total weight.
Can be shipped UPS.
Plenty of extra wire is supplied with the cutter.
Rubber caps on tension bolts, protect fingers from sharp wire ends.
Linear Bearings for super smooth action.
Each frame has a Thumb Lever Stop, to hold the frame at the top.
One year parts and labor warranty but built to last a lifetime.
Cutting Frames have removable tension bolt bars. So if you decide to permanently change you bar or loaf size, it is easy to do.
We recommend staying within a 35 to 40 lb (16 to 18 kilo) block range. This range provides the most efficient weight to mobility ratio. It is easy to cut and works within the parameters of our Custom Soap Molds.
We will need your
[Wet Cut (Just Cut)] bar size, thickness, width
and length (See image). Don’t have this….no
worries, we can help you find the perfect
size for your needs.
We know soap. We work with you to find the
most efficient pour, mold size and the most
efficient use of your time. Remember, you
will be working with people who know soap
and are fully aware of the intricacies of
hand crafted soap making. We know that it is
still important to you to have that hands on
feel, yet be able to have the time to get
out there and sell and develop your
Need help developing your bar size,
approximate cured weight and size, batch
size, most efficient pour? This all comes
free when you order our equipment.
We can help Design your Entire Soapmaking
Operation from heating the base oils to
racking the finished bars. Ask us how fast
you can pour, cut and rack 1500 bars of
Have some unique soap making problems? We
They both will cut loaves and bars. If you wish,
you can also order extra grids for other loaf sizes or bar
sizes, such as sample and hotel bars.
I recently received
your Manual Soap Cutter™ and
Soap Molds. The base plate for the
bar cutter appears to be bowed. It still fits on the pins but it
has some rocking to it. Is this a problem?
This will not affect your soap cutting. It is
normal for the tables to bow some - no way around it. You will
notice that we have scored the other side, to compensate for
some of this bowing.
You mentioned that
the air soap cutter mold is grooved on the bottom so that the
cutter wires can pass all the way through the block. What
happens with the Manual Soap Cutter™, where there is no groove?
Are you left with a little uncut bit at the bottom of the
Does the bar cut
frame cut one log at a time, or a bunch of logs?
You can stack as many loaves as you can under
the bar frame. It will cut them all at one time.
I have been very
happy with the soap making equipment I purchased from you.
The only problem I’ve been having is that when I cut the bars,
the middle rows of the cutter produce larger bars than the end
rows. Otherwise, they turn out very nice and I can make my
soap much more efficiently.
You should check your wires for centering. Flip
the frame over and look at the wires. The bolts may have turned,
allowing the wire to go off-center. (The wire groove on the Wire
Bolt is on the side of the bolt). You may need to re-center your
groove and wire then re-tighten the nuts on each side of the
wire bars. The wire bars are drilled to precise centers so the
only way for a wire to be off is for the bolt to have rotated a
Will the Manual Cutter™ cut soap from slab or tray molds?
Yes but this is not the most efficient way to
mold soap and does not give you the quality that a large block
There are some considerations to look at. The
maximum dimension you can cut with a Manual Soap Cutter™ is 12" x 12"
(30.3cm x 30.3cm). Some slab molds are larger than this,
requiring them to be cut down. Another consideration is how many
wires must pass through the slab. If you pour with your bars on
end (longest dimension of bar, being the depth of pour) then you
will probably have too many wires, with too much wire surface to
push through easily.
Best thing to do, is to call or email us and we
can assist you in finding the optimum solution.
I currently have a
block grid cutter (a cheaper variety than the one you sell, made
of wood and recycled plastic) and the wires break fairly often
which is time consuming to replace, sometimes even ruining some
of the soap in the process. I'm not sure the reason, but I need
to know of the probability of this happening with your unit as
I don't know the gauge or type of the wire you
use. Ours is a special grade that as far as I know only one
company in the World makes. We have sold over a thousand cutters
over the course of 12 years and seldom need to send replacement
wire to anyone.
Sometimes it is not the wire but the wire tying method. We
designed our wire bolts to work with the particular wire we use
and to pull the wire, straight on. They are also designed to
allow tiny adjustments in the tension and to lock firmly in
When To Cut Your Soap
When should I cut my
Cutting Your Soap:
1. It is very important when using a wire cutter
to cut the soap as soon as possible. Letting the soap cure and
harden too long will result in breaking or stretching the wires.
2. At first, start checking Manual Cutter™ Molds
after about 20 hours. They will usually be ready between 24 and
36 hours but this can vary greatly. Start checking Air Cutter™
Molds after about 36 hours. Again these are usually ready at
about two to three days. Main thing here is observe and take
notes on your first few pours. This will eliminate mistakes.
3. Smaller pours require less cure time. Many
factors affect curing time. These range from, but are not
restricted to; environmental surroundings, humidity, air
temperature, insulation method and your soap recipe.
4. You may test your soap by pushing on the top
center of the pour. If it is spongy, it is not ready. If it is
firm, yet still soft, it is ready.
5. You can also test with a thermometer. Check
in the center about mid-way down from the top. It should be
ready when the temperature is below 90 degrees (F). After a
while you will know by the look and feel of your pour.
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