Helmold Rule Notchers and Cutters


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Easy and Powerful Notcher for Thicker Rule

We have engineered this new E-Z HeavyDuty Notcher with a new toggle handle design that gives you far greater working force for your effort. Our new E-Z handles also have ergonomic, variable hand positioning that accommodates any working height and angle you personally find comfortable and convenient.

We’ve also redesigned the notching mechanism on this tool so you can resharpen and re-use male and female knives many more times – and still achieve perfectly aligned bridges. With just a twist of thebolts, you can remove the knife for sharpening and reinsert the sharpened tool.This modification can save you money by significantly extending the life of your knives.

The Helmold E-Z Heavy Duty Notcher comes with either a 2-hole or 4-hole female house. The 2-hole version is designed to easily notch rule up to 6 pt. hard, 8 pt. soft, or rotary rule. The 4-hole version will easily notch 2, 3 and 4 pt. rule and works with pre-bent materials. The small housing on the 4-hole style make it a versatile and necessary tool for most die shops.

Standard notch sizes for this tool are shown below. Special sizes can be made to order.

If you are ordering the 2-hole style for notching rotary rule, please specify “relieved.” Shipping weight is 69 lbs.

For best results, keep your knives sharp. See page 48 of this brochure for details on Helmold’s sharpening service.

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A Powerful Notcher for Rule 3 pt. and Thicker

The Helmold Heavy Duty Notcher is a variation of the Helmold Standard Notcher. It is designed to easily notch 3 and 4 pt. rule.It can also handle soft creasing rule up to 8pt. thickness and tempered steel up to 6 pt.thickness. But if the bulk of your notching work is on rule thicker than 4 pt., we recommend moving up to an E-Z Notcher.

The Helmold Heavy Duty Notcher is also equipped with an adjustable link that permits setting up the knives to just pass each other,ensuring that the maximum power is developed. Stripper pins are provided to strip rule from the male knife. Standard notch sizes for this tool are shown below.Special sizes can be made to order. 

Choose either a standard 2-hole female style or a special 4-hole female. The 4-hole female allows more flexibility in notching smaller radius bent rule that would ordinarily hit the larger 2-hole female block.

If you are notching rotary rule, please specify “relieved.” Shipping weight is 70 lbs.

For best results, keep your knives sharp.See page 48 of this brochure for details on Helmold’s sharpening service.

The Modified Heavy Duty Notcher

This notcher includes a new modification as standard – an adjustable male knife that can be moved forward to accommodate female knives that were previously unusable due to their level of wear.

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A High Performance Helmold Classic

This machine is designed for accurately cutting steel rule to length and is extremely powerful. It is rigidly constructed and will cut 6 pt. tempered rule. The Helmold Rule Cutter is available in cutting heights of 1¹⁄₂”,2¹⁄₈” and 2⁷⁄₈”.

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Equipped with front and rear gauges graduated by sixteenths, the front short gauge allows a cut of 6” and the long back gauge permits cuts up to 24”. The knives on this tool are readily removable for sharpening.

Shipping weight is 45 lbs.

For best results, keep your knives sharp.See page 48 of this brochure for details on Helmold’s sharpening service.

Helmold recommends purchasing spare cutter knives. This eliminates down time when sending dull knives out for sharpening.

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The Classic Notcher for 2 pt. Rule

The Helmold Standard Notcher is used for notching or bridging rule. Having this notcher handy in your die rooms will save you valuable time again and again.

The Helmold Standard Notcher is equipped with an adjustable link that allows male knives to be re-set and adjusted after sharpening. Standard notch sizes for this tool are ¹⁄₄” x ⁵⁄₈” and ⁵⁄₁₆” x ³⁄₄”. Special sizes can be made to order.

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This is an excellent starter tool for any dieroom; and a great second machine when you have to notch large quantities of rule at a time.

The Standard Notcher is designed to easily notch 2 pt. rule and can also notch rule up to 3 pt. thickness. Shipping weight is 55 lbs.

For best results, keep your knives sharp.See page 48 of this brochure for details on Helmold’s sharpening service.

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Pneumatic Notchers and Benders Increase Productivity

Helmold’s new power-assisted notchers and benders are great tools for improving diemaker productivity.Both of these new machines use a unique pneumatic-assist to provide the power to effortlessly notch and bend rule, and thereby eliminate arm and shoulder fatigue.

The machines are designed around Helmold’s popular E-Z Heavy Duty Notcher and the E-Z Heavy Duty Bender,and are capable of notching and bending up to 6 point rule.

The proprietary pneumatic actuator system provides proportional control which develops the required power without sacrificing the “feel” diemakers are used to in handoperated equipment.

The force developed by both the notcher and the bender is controlled by the diemaker using only finger-tip pressure on the machine handle. This modulated control, unlike a simple on/off control, provides the “feel” required in certain bending operations, and also eliminates the “slamming” in notching operations which can shorten knife life.

Since the machines are proven bender and notcher designs, there is no need for the diemaker to adapt to a new piece of equipment. And, the machines utilize standard Helmold bender dies and notch knives. Thepneumatic cylinders in these machines have been specially designed for this application to provide shift-after-shift of trouble-free operation, and are easily maintained.