How to Cut Table Tennis Rubber Perfectly

How to Cut Table Tennis Rubber Perfectly

Table tennis is an amazing sport! And you should take care of your equipment! It’s nothing wrong that you should have a perfect racket and rubber that fits your game! Today, we talk about How to cut the rubber like a pro. Cutting the rubber is an art, and we are the artist!

Cutting rubber with scissors

So normally, you can easily cut your new rubber with regular scissors, or a cutting lame. Like this.

table tennis scissors
table tennis scissors

But some players can not cut it nicely with a regular scissor. And your racket looks so ugly. 

Bad cut can reduce the lifetime of the rubber. It worn-off faster
A bad cut can reduce the lifetime of the rubber. It worn-off faster
If you cut your rubber not evenly, it can be pealed off like this.
If you cut your rubber not evenly, it can be peeled off like this.

You can see here, cutting rubber is very important.

You should not damage your blade. And you should cut the rubber, so it fits well to the blade. Otherwise, the rubber can be peeled off.

Don't damage the blade edge
Don’t damage the blade edge
This is not a good cut, but acceptable.
This is not a good cut, but acceptable.

Cutting rubber neatly with a lame (or a knife)

You can cut your new rubber sharper with a support and a lame (cutter).

Some players prefer using a lame (small knife) than a pair of scissor to cut the rubber
Some players prefer using a lame (small knife) than a pair of scissors to cut the rubber

You need to be careful while cutting the rubber or you can damage the outer layer or the edge of the blade.

table tennis cutter
table tennis cutter

If you want to use this cutter, you can buy it here on Amazon, Aliexpress.

But if you apply the force too much, you can damage the wood layer (on your blade). And you need to change the lame ofter to have a good, sharp cut.

In any case, don't damage the outer layer on the edge of the blade. The lame can easily damage the wood.
In any case, don’t damage the outer layer on the edge of the blade. The lame can easily damage the wood.

Table tennis rubber cutter machine

And I know some table tennis shop has used the professional cutter machine.

cutter machine for table tennis rubber
cutter machine for table tennis rubber

Cutter machine is great but I think the price is not cheap (around several hundred dollars, I think).

So I will show you another option, much cheaper, faster to have a nice, sharp rubber cut which fit very well with your racket.

Best way to cut table tennis rubber

I’ve found the best way to cut your rubbers fast, and perfect!

Watch this video:

Electric Scissor to cut table tennis rubber

What is that? It’s the electric scissor with a very well-designed blade. This tool can help you cut precisely, and quickly, through the fabric, leather, rubber, paper, and more.

Best solution to cut table tennis rubber: Electric Scissor
The best solution to cut table tennis rubber: Electric Scissor

So if you are the owner of a table tennis shop, or a club manager, or a table tennis coach, that you need to glue, to cut many many rubbers for your players. I would recommend you to buy these electric scissors. It will save you a lot of time and efforts.

Cheap table tennis scissor

The normal scissor is about 12 USD – 20 USD.

I’ve seen some player used the Donic curved cutting scissors. This scissor has a curve and small blade, which help you easily turn around the blade.

Donic curved cutting scissors
Donic curved cutting scissors

If you want this classical scissor, you buy it on Amazon.

Better solution: Electric Scissor

With an electric scissor, you can cut many rubbers quicker, and nice!

And there are many types of electric scissors, with the price from 20USD to 130USD. So you can choose.

The high-end electric scissor

If you need the best one! Of course, not very cheap (around 130 USD or more).

But if you are a professional sellers, table tennis shop, who cut, and sell many rackets (glued with rubber), or you are the player who want the perfect combination, you should go for it!

The top-rated is the “Portable Electric Scissors, WBT-115V”. This the scissor that you see in the video above.

Best electric scissor to cut table tennis rubber
Best electric scissor to cut table tennis rubber

You can buy it here, on Amazon, or on eBay.

  • Can be used for cutting cloth, leather, paper, rubber & plastics
  • Battery is rechargeable.
  • Rechargeable long-lasting battery, No cord to worry about.
  • Can be used continuously for 8 hours.
Portable Electric Scissors, WBT-115V
Portable Electric Scissors, WBT-115V
Full set-up of this model
Full set-up of this model
Precise cut on serveral types of material: rubber, leather, paper
Precise cut on several types of material: rubber, leather, paper

Cheaper electric scissor

If you just want to have the cheaper one, you can choose these models:

Cordless Battery-Operated Handheld Electric Scissors (around 25 USD)

  • Electric scissors with convenient cordless design
  • Sharp cutting edge; blunt-ended tip for safety
  • Comfortable handle ensures a secure grip
  • Lightweight yet durable; requires 2 AA batteries (not included)
  • Measures approximately 1-3/5 by 9-1/8 by 5-1/4 inches
Cordless Battery-Operated Handheld Electric Scissors
Cordless Battery-Operated Handheld Electric Scissors

You can buy it on Amazon here.

Pink Power PP361LI Lithium-Ion Cordless Electric Scissors (around 35 USD)

This one has very high rates! 

  • This electric cutter doesn’t require additional batteries and comes with our rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery which offers a full 1-2 hours of usage.
  • These crafting scissors are lightweight and feature a compact design making them easy to store and carry. These fabric scissors are just under 1lb and no longer than nine inches.
  • Each purchase of power scissors comes with two blades, a charger, and a full one-year warranty.
Cordless Electric Scissors for Crafts
Cordless Electric Scissors for Crafts

Available on Amazon.

You can also buy another model:

Softouch Spring Action Rag Quilter Snip
Softouch Spring Action Rag Quilter Snip
Electric Power Scissors with Safety Switch
Electric Power Scissors with Safety Switch

So you can use any scissor that you like to cut the rubber.

If you managed to cut it nicely, stick with your old cutter. But if you have the cut many rubbers, or you don’t have a nice cut, change to these scissors is a good option.

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