CUTHOF TOBACCO CUTTING KIT
The Cutting Kit consists of a hand driven cutting machine and a brick press to form the tobacco leaves into bricks for cutting. By following the step by step directions you will end up with the best, long thin strands ever dreamed of.
Each complete kit contains:
Cutting Machine complete with clamps and feeder.
Sharpener for blades and one extra pair cutting blades as spare parts.
Brick Press to form and press tobacco leaves.
Details for use and machine details.
Directions for using the Cuthof Cutting Machine
Before you can form the leaves to press a brick for the
cutting machine you have to moisten them. You can moisten
simply by spraying the leaves with a water spraycan and cover
the bundle with a sheet of polythene to be throughout
Now is the time to add our Spray on Tobacco Flavoring!
If you have unstemmed leaves they has to be moisten enough so the steams don't break when formed. Don't worry if it get's too moisten since you nevertheless must redry the cut tobacco.
Form the leaves to fit in the brickform by wrapping them around the wrapplate (fig. A).
If you decide to make and use a wrapplate:
Depending on the leave size (smaller leaves can be placed directly into brickform) you start with 4 to 6 leaves and wrap them one by one in even zigzag over the whole length of the plate.
Place the full plate into the brickform and by holding back the leaves you can draw out the plate (fig. B).
Repeat the process and add new layers until you have filled the brickform with all your leaves.
After setting for 3-4 hours, release the clamps and pull out the finished brick. After dividing it into three parts with a sharp knife it's ready for the cutting machine (fig. D).
Redrying time depends on temperature, ventilation and humidity and you have to judge when it's right to stop drying. Tobacco that is too moist gives a weak taste and is hard to roll, on the other hand if it's gone to dry you may have to remoisten it by a touch of water sprayed or by placing some moistened pieces of paper among tobacco wherein you keep it. This is a trial and error process, you will soon become a master at judging moisture content.
your effort will end up with the very best tobacco for your
A small piece of advice: Don't show your smoking friends the strands, they will hardly believe it's your own home made tobacco anyway and if they do, all of them will just want to borrow the machine from you.
Due to the new security procedures in place at our customs inspection office, the cost of importing these machines has risen significantly again over the last 12 months. We have no choice but to raise the price of these machines.
The Cuthof Tobacco Machine is available to US and Canada
Item # CUTHOFC Cuthof Machines for Canadian residents: $199.95 ( US dollars ) plus shipping.
Extra press for the Cuthof Cutting Machine ( allows you to prepare tobacco for the cutter twice as fast ).
Replacement cutting blades for the Cuthof Cutting