Topic: cheap guillotine (not tip cutter) options?
I trim a couple millimeters off the tube ends of my reeds before forming (after shaping and profiling). I want to do this more accurately than I currently do with the gardening shears that I currently use. They're sharp and make a clean cut, but they're awkward to use and I have a tough time making them accurate and straight.
So, I know Reeds 'n' Stuff makes a guillotine that I could use. It's pretty spendy though. Any cheaper options out there? Something that I can set my own length to, since I'm not trimming pre-gouged cane to 120mm, I'm trimming the ends off of already 120mm cane.
Bassoon professor at University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire
Maker of the Little-Jake electric bassoon pickup and Weasel bassoon reeds