The WT family of plate cutter machines by rewind system manufacturer Web Techniques offers a high-quality result that can speed up and improve the accuracy of your plate cutting and plate mounting processes. The plate cutter is available in two models, and your plate material size will be the deciding factor in which model suits your needs.

Straight line copy or register marks on see-through photopolymer plates are easily aligned with the work table grid to produce straight and square cuts. Polyester backings on photopolymer plates are cleanly cut. One of the main benefits of the Web Techniques Steel Plate Cutter is its ability to create a perfect bevel cut for a seamless butt joint on reverse printing plates. The unique design of our blades allow the bevel to be produced without the need to tilt the work table surface.

When you’re in need of sheet metal cutting tools, consider the WT-1 or WT-2 plate cutter machine by Web Techniques. These plate cutter machines increase productivity by reducing make-ready time, and the sheer accuracy of the cut allows for faster plate mounting. You’ll be able to trim strips as narrow as a pencil line both accurately and safely. Plus, you’ll eliminate the waste of ruined plates caused by razor blade slippage.

The plate cutter machine allows you to mount at press side for many jobs, even without a plate mounter, by using square cuts and cutting parallel to the copy. Utilizing the efficient plate cutter is an ideal method to cut plates for slugging in copy changes.

The steel plate cutter comes with two cutting sticks, with additional sticks available in packages of six. The knife blade contacts the cutting stick slightly off-center, so each cutting stick provides eight new cutting surfaces before ever even needing replaced.

Both models of the plate cutter machines come complete with an adjustable work lamp that contrates a high beam of light exactly where you need it most while working. The WT-1 and WT-2 plate cutters are designed to be mounted on a bench or tabletop; however, you can also choose to add an optional floor stand developed by Web Techniques specifically for the WT family of plate cutter machines.

At a Glance

Summary of WT-1 and WT-2 features:

  • Hardened tool steel blade that is heavy enough to snap through plates, including polyester liners on photopolymer plates
  • Grid lines on the work table with a clear view of the cutting edge for more accurate cuts
  • Replaceable plastic cutting sticks
  • Adjustable work lamp (bulb not included)
  • Optional floor stand available
  • Available in Model WT-1 (part number 75-0501) with 11.5” cutting sticks and Model WT-2 (part number 75-0502) with 18” cutting sticks


Model WT-1 Model WT-2
Blade width 11.5 inches 18.0 inches
Cutting pressure 1 ton 2 tons
Dimensions 12”W x 19”L x 19”H 19”W x 24”L x 20”H
Throat dimensions 4.5 inches 6.25 inches
Shipping weight 48 pounds 140 pounds

NOTE: These plate cutters are NOT suitable for cutting metal-backed plates.

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