Cutting a Roll

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MTbowels | 15:02 Thu 27th Nov 2008 | Home & Garden
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I've just opened a sealed 16oz (454g) pack of absorbent lint. It's the stuff that was used to dress wounds prior to non-adherent sterile dressings. The roll has a diameter of about 80mm.

I need to cut this roll in half fairly neatly but I'm not quite sure how to go about it.

It's too thick to cut with shears or scissors and I suspect these may fray the edges, which I'm trying to avoid. A Stanley knife also seems unlikely to succeed. Someone suggested trying one of the cutting blades in a Dremel, but I think this may also make a mess of the roll and be difficult to do accurately.

I also had a mad moment and thought of cutting it with my chop-saw but again I don't know what might happen.

Has anyone any other suggestions please?

Many thanks


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Compress the roll down flat and then use a sharp long bladed knife. Not a serrated knife.

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