CUTHOF TOBACCO CUTTING KIT
The Cuthof Tobacco Cutting
Kit is designed to easily cut all types of tobacco leaves into
long thin strands, perfect for rolling your own cigarette or
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.
One extra pair cutting blades as spare
Brick Press to form and press tobacco leaves.
Details for use and machine details.
1. MOISTEN TOBACCO LEAVES
Directions for using the Cuthof Cutting Machine
mix of leaves needed for your desired flavor blend. To make one
suitable brick for cutting you need 7-10 ounces of dry weight
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
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.
2. FORM LEAVES AND LOAD THE BRICKFORM
You can simply fold the leaves into the brick mold and press down, add leaves until it is full, or you can make a simple wrapplate from a thin piece of wood ( the kit does not come with a wrapplate as it is not necessary for making a brick )
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
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.
3. PRESS THE BRICK AND DIVIDE
pressplate over the leaves and mount the clamps. Press the
leaves by screwing the clamps very securely and leave it in
press for 3-4 hours. (fig. C).
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).
4. CUT WITH THE CUTTING MACHINE
machine with it's clamps to the edge of a sturdy workbench or
table. Insert one piece of brick into the funnel and press the
wooden feeder firmly down against the chunk of tobacco and
start to turn the crank (fig. E-F). Check the cut tobacco as
you go along and adjust the pressure on the feeder and your
cranking speed for optimal results. If cutting proceeds evenly
you can feed the separate chunks right after one another. If
the strands is to thick, you have to reduce the pressure on the
feeder, on the other hand if the strands is to thin or if the
cutting goes sluggish you may have to increase the pressure.
After a lot of use, the cutting blades become worn and you have
to sharpen them with a sharpening stone or replace with
new blades that are included with kit. Instructions for doing
this are included with kit.
redry the cut tobacco down to the right moisture content for
smoking. Work through and separate the strands with your
fingers and remove cut steams and coarse material. Place the
tobacco on a sheet of cardboard and spread out in an even layer
around 1 cm thick (fig. G).
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
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
The Cuthof Tobacco Machine is available to US and Canada Residents only.
Replacement cutting blades for the Cuthof Cutting Machine.
Item #G61 Blades: $5.95