JDC Precision Cutter (12″ samples)

The JDC 12″ cutters can be configured to cut samples from 1/8″ to 3″ wide and up to 12″ in length.

IMPORTANT – when requesting a quote please specify what width you require from 1/8″ to 3″. Ideal for cutting tensile strips to be tested with one of our Thwing-Albert Universal Testing Frames.  


The JDC 12″ cutters can be configured to cut samples from 1/8″ to 3″ wide and up to 12″ in length.

Dual-blade cutting action gives you clean, accurate cuts for paper, paperboard, plastic, film, rubber, textiles, nonwovens, metal foils and other sheet materials. The JDC is recognized worldwide as the industry standard for materials testing sample preparation.  The JDC-1″-10″  is our most popular model, but other popular sizes are as follows:  JDC-15mm-10″, JDC-.5″-10″, JDC-25mm-10″, JDC-2″-10″, JDC-3″-10″, JDC-1″-12″, JDC-3″-12″, and  JDC-1″-16″.  Other sizes are available and custom sized cutters are available upon request.

The JDC has become the accepted standard for most corporations worldwide for preparing samples of paper, paperboard, metal foils, nonwovens, films, tissue and a variety of other materials. Lightweight and portable, the JDC can also be anchored via the cast iron base for added stability and operator safety. Shields are provided to ensure safety as well.

The JDC cuts test strips to an exact width and parallel throughout their entire length. The positive cutting action of the dual blades and precision ground base shear cut both sides of the sample at once assuring you of a clean, accurate cut every time. The cutting blades are made of a special tool steel which is stress-relieved by cycling between cold and hot temperatures to prevent the blades from warping.

The JDC cutter is designed to last for many years and a reconditioning service is available that provides the capabilities of a brand new cutter for half the cost. Reconditioning includes regrinding the cutting blades and providing a new base shear.

Why choose a JDC Precision Cutter?

10″ JDC Strip Cutters are also available.

Additional information

Cutting Specification

1/8" to 3" Width – 12" (304.8mm) Length


Adhesives, Corrugated, Foils/Metals, Food Testing, Medical, Packaging, Paper, Paperboard, Plastic Film, Pulp, Tissue, Textiles

Model Name

JDC 12"


+0.001 in/-0 (+.0254 mm/-0 mm)


Sample Preparation & Tensile Testing

JDC Cutter 12″