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$189.95

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Multi-Bar Cutter - Constructed of top grade Birch Plywood, our Multi-bar Cutter is our go to when we want uniform, 1 1/16 inch thick perfectly cut bars of soap. The Curved arm allows these cutters to accommodate nearly any length log and up to 3 1/2 inches high and 4 1/4 inches wide, even ROUND PVC molded logs! Each of the 12 wires is made from high quality piano wire (phosphorus spring coated tension wire) and have an adjustable tightening key. The cutting platform is made from solid PVC, so it's easy to clean. Each cutter is custom made and locally hand crafted here in Bellingham, Washington. Find replacement wires here.

 Dimensions: 16 1/4" (l) x 8" (h) x 10 1/2" (d)

How to Use a Multi-Bar Cutter from Soap Queen on Vimeo.

 

Tips & Tricks: 

  • Push the soap loaf all the way to the left so that each bar is evenly cut. Depending on the size of your loaf the end piece might be a little smaller or larger than the others.
  • If the soap has any fun stuff like lavender buds or salt on top of your soap loaf, you'll want to cut the soap with the "toppings" face down. Otherwise, the wires will pull and drag the toppings through the cuts and cause drag lines.
  • It is important to cut partially cured soap. Soft soap won't cut cleanly and your loaf may become disfigured. However, really hard soap is very difficult to cut through and can result in a broken wire (or two).
  • Once soap has been cut, leave cutter in "down" position to remove soap before lifting the handle back up.
  • Clean the individual wires after every loaf cut. Leftover bits may cause noticeable drag lines on the next loaf.
  • Have fun!

      

Reviews

Average Rating:
(based on 7 reviews)

Showing 1 - 5 of 7 Reviews:

by Liz
on 5/16/2014
Avoid, poor construction, design flaws
I have been through 2 of these cutters since 8/12. Brambleberry replaced the first one, which began to twist as it cut. The second one, well, they told me it had been a long time since I bought the first one. All my bars are cut less than 24 hours after cure, while still soft, and I am physically limited so I can't put a lot of force on the cutter. Both cutters began to twist as they cut. Neither cutter was used for over 100 logs. The cutting arm is attached via a tiny piece of 1/2" plywood that is 1 5/8" long by 1/2" wide and held in place via staples on one connection and 3/8" brass screws in the other. It is not capable of withstanding the stress of repeated use. The actual piece of wood holding the wires began to loosen from the U shaped framed to which it is attached. The first cutter had 10 wires spaced exactly the same and the 11th wire was short spaced. Same for the second. Customers will not buy a short piece for full price. Avoid.

Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Liz! I’m sorry to hear this soap cutter is giving you a little trouble. We have found that this cutter works great, and we have definitely used it to cut a lot of soap! I will be emailing you personally to help troubleshoot, and help you resolve these issues.

by Marjorie
on 1/9/2014
Sooooo Easy...
I love this soap cutter and have used it for over a year without ANY issues. It works perfectly every time and I use it 10 to 15 times a month on 4 pound logs. I love that my soap is all uniform now and labeling is a breeze. Thank you Bramble Berry for such a great product.
by Happy Girl
on 10/3/2013
Love this cutter
If you are a perfectionist like me, you want this! I love being able to cut perfect bars of soap. I researched online before I bought this and liked both the price and the features better than others I saw. I have not had any of the wires break. Perhaps the reviewer who did is tightening the wires too tight? I like that you can cut a loaf that is longer than the cutter - that isn't true for all cutters out there. Like another reviewer, I did sand the surface with a fine sanding paper. I also rubbed oil into it to make it more waterproof. I agree that it would be nice if it were a little more finished. However I still love it and think it is a good product at a reasonable price compared to other models available elsewhere.
by Barbara
on 10/2/2013
Works great...but the wires...
I have used this for about 20 loaves of soap and my only complaint is with the wires...they break easily. It is usually at the looped end. Two of them I have had break while tightening and one while cutting. I am cutting "new" soap so it is soft and I thought I was being careful to not overtighten the wires. Also, the replacement wires are a bit pricey. Other places offer an entire set of 12 for less than $20. I will say to Brambleberry's defense, they sent me some spare wires at no cost when I first got the cutter and one broke the first time I used it. Also, the wires are not hard to change, just annoying. Would I buy it again, YES...I really do love the way it cuts.

Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Barbara! We've only had the wires on our multi-bar cutter if we are trying to use it on super hard soap. We've found that if the wires are too tight, they can snap. You can also find these wires and a local music store (they are just guitar wires!)

by Donna
on 9/14/2013
Works Pretty Good
The Multi Bar Cutter is sturdy and a little heavy. This is a good thing because the weight helps keep the soap log still. I cannot cut an even straight bar myself so I really needed this. The only negative about the cutter is this: it needed a good all-over sanding. There were lots of rough spots all over the plywood and it kept snagging my clothes and poking my skin. Also the PVC cutting platform was really dirty with black smears. These issues are not that big of a deal, I can sand it myself, its just its a lot of money to spend on a single item, so it should be more "finished".
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