Gregspitz

Cobra Class 14 Splitter tips??

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Hello Everyone 

wondering if anyone here has a Cobra Class 14 splitter and has any tips to getting started with it. Just ordered it today and am looking forward to it. 

Thank you 

Greg

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deloid   

In my opinion don't try and split moss back leather. It dulls the blade really fast. Make sure it's properly tunes so a 10" by 2" test strip has a consistent thickness from the beginning to the end (fix for that is posted here somewhere). Make sure blade is honed then sharpened when needed. I like the trade in program at leather machine co.
All leather is different so test pieces first. Some will allow you to jump 2-3 ounces down, some only 1-2 ounces (also dependent on initial thickness). It's great down to about 3 ounces. I find it is too inconsistent to get pieces down to one ounce (something I need).

Dean Lapinel, MD

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Dean

thanks so much

Greg Spitz MD,FACS!

PS

I use my Techsew Skiver to get down to paper thin if needed. 

Thanks 

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deloid   

I have the Cobra skiver and I can get real thin and consistent cuts but do you use it for veg tan leather? If you have to do multiple pass throughs for something like a wallet cc pocket is it consistent?

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great first day with the Cobra Class 14 skiver...did veg tan thick and thin...and did Chromexcel without any issue..

Key is sharp blade of course...and take off relatively little at a time..

consistent end product..really happy about the machine

made a belt and a thin wallet and it was fantastic

hundreds of pictures on instagram of my work

google 922Leather

thanks everyone

https://www.instagram.com/922leather/

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