• Bevel Profiles

    CF / CB / A

    Center Face, Center Bevel Center bevel has become the standard for cutting most materials. Standard edge angle: 53°

    SF / SB / B

    Side Face, Single Bevel, Side Bevel Side bevel is best suited for cutting thick materials where a straight/vertical cut is required.

    CFDB / LCB / AA

    Center Face Double Bevel, Long Center Bevel Long center bevel helps to reduce the cutting force when cutting hard/thick materials such as glass fiber reinforced laminates, leather, cork, rubber, jigsaw puzzles, corrugated board, plastics, plywood.

    SFDB / LSB / BB

    Side Face Double Bevel, Long Side Bevel Long side bevel offers the same benefits as CFDB bevel when cutting thicker materials. The substrate is left with a square 90° cut edge, and all the distortion from penetration is left on the scrap side.

    Bevel Execution

    Shaved Edge (S)

    Shaved Edge is the standard bevel finish of Bohler cutting rule.  It is a precision drawn quality surface bevel. These rules benefit from excellent bendability and height consistency.

    Ground Edge (G) / Extra Sharp (ES)

    Ground edge is the best option for “kiss cutting”, plastics, rubber, laminates, and coated materials. The sharper edge results in cleaner cuts, less knife wear, and easy material penetration, while at the same time reducing the cutting pressure.

    Polished Edge (P) / Reflexion (R)

    Polished edge rule combines the benefits of shaved edge and ground edge in one rule.  Polished edge rule is available in CB, SB, LCB, and LSB.
    • Reduced dusting
    • Less friction when cutting substrates, thus reducing cutting pressure.
    • Improved bending properties compared with ground edge.
    • Rounded transition zone between bevel and body prevents material cracking.
    • Suited well for both paper and synthetic materials.
  • The packaging industry is in a permanent search for innovative designs and materials. The trend for UV-laminated and/or metallized boards, as well as, plastic packs require new solutions in die cutting. To cope with these demands Bohler has developed a series of cutting rules, Label-X and Plast-X. These cutting rules are processed on a unique prototype grinding machine applying razor blade technology, granting a super sharp cutting edge with a superfine ground bevel (RA = 0.08 μm). These properties are important for efficient high-quality die cutting of plastic materials, foils, and various parts in the electronics industry.

    Bohler Label - X                 

    Body: 35HRC / 40 HRC / 45HRC Edge: 55 HRC / 58 HRC Thicknesses: 1.3 Heights (Based on Thickness): 8mm, 9.5mm, 12mm Description Label-X, the new generation label cutting rule, is perfect for the die cutting of labels due to its excellent cutting performance, superfine cutting bevel, and super sharp cutting edge. Three versions offer the perfect cutting solution for any material in the label industry. LXS has the focus on extreme bendability with a reduced body hardness. LXH takes aim at maximum service life and stability due to its increased body and edge hardness. LX represents the ideal compromise between LXS and LXH.
    • Hardness options – LXS (soft), LX (std), LXH (hard)
    • Ultrafine cutting bevel
    • Ultra-sharp cutting edge
    • Perfect cut quality
    • Reduced friction in die cutting
    • Premium knife service life
    • Tight height tolerances
    • Ideal for paper labels, metallized labels, foils, films/foils in electronics industry
    • Similar rules include; Viking Supra Z

    Bohler Plast - X 

    Body: 35HRC / 40 HRC / 45HRC Edge: 57 HRC / 59 HRC Thicknesses: 1.3 / 1.5 / 2 / 3 Heights (Based on Thickness): .929 and .937 Description Plast-X is a Bohler innovation to cut PET, PE, PVC, PP, blister packs and thermoplastic materials. By applying technology from razor blade manufacturing, this rule drastically improves die cutting performance. Plast-X is available in three versions. PXS has the focus on best bendability. PXH offers the best knife service life due to increased body and edge hardness. PX is the ideal compromise between PXS and PXH.
    • High edge hardness
    • Ultra-fine bevel surface finish
    • Extremely sharp cutting edge
    • Reduced friction
    • Reduced cutting force
    • Clean cut faces
    • Ideal for PET, PE, PP, PVC, foils, blister, laminated substrates, coated or varnished cardboards.
    • Similar rules include; Viking Supra Z

    Viking Supra Z

    Body: 34 / 40 / 47HRC Edge: 57 / 60 / 60HRC Thicknesses: 2 / 3 Heights (Based on Thickness): .918 – 1.969 Description Supra Z is the latest development by Viking Rule, setting new standards in precision, sharpness, and bevel surface quality.  Ideally this rule should be used for plastics, blister packs, laminated or coated carton boards, and labels.  Supra Z is ideal for the die-cutting of labels where sharpness, the highest precision, and the tightest tolerances are required. When cutting plastic packaging extraordinarily sharp rules are required to reduce pressure and allow smooth cutting, Supra Z exceeds these requirements and may be the best choice for your perfect cutting result.
    • Edge hardened
    • Available with 30°, 42°, and 54° ground edge bevels
    • Extremely sharp
    • Ideal for labels, plastics, and coated materials
    • Similar rules include; Bohler Label-X and Bohler Plast-X
  • (60 Durometer)

    C Profile rubber performs the same function as D Profile rubber, just in a more aggressive fashion.  The C Profile has more surface area to grip the substrate, providing an extremely firm seating, and reducing the effects of lateral draw to the bare minimum.  This product is best used on larger dies where checking / flaking of the perimeter edge is a problem. Features:
    • Maximum sheet stability
    • Reduces effects of lateral draw
    • Non-marking compound
    • 9.5 mm
    • 9 mm
    • 8 mm
    Packaging Information:
    • 100 strips / box
    • Strip = 24 inches
    • 200 feet / box
  • This reproduction carbon paper is designed specifically for steel rule diemakers and die cutters.  Only the highest quality kraft paper and sensitive wax inks are used to assure you of a clear, sharp, and accurate reproduction.  Typical applications for this product are: pulling or rubbing a strike sheet; die impressions to makeready cutting rule and level creasing rule; die impressions to cut channels in counter board and for locating Matrix; general tracings to transfer layouts to die boards or Mylar and Vinyl strike sheets; creating a top sheet for makeready.  Carbon paper is available in .002” or .005” (kraft backed) thicknesses, standard 24″, 36″, 45″ and 54” widths, and 150’, 300’, or 1,500’ roll lengths.  Various sizes of sheets can be special ordered.
  • Ameriken tube punches never deviate and uniformity is absolute.  The consistent quality, sharpness, and long life of the punches allow for faster set-up times and minimal downtime.  The standard heights are .918 and .937, but every punch can be made in any height on request.  Shreiner Punchout and springs are also available for ejection in all tube punches.
    • Manufactured from high quality carbon tubing
    • Case hardened by a vacuum carbonitriding furnace
    • Wide range of sizes, up to 12”
    Base OB OB CB IB IB IB
    K-0 K-00
      1/8 * 3/32 7/64
    K-1 K-2 K-3 K-4 K-5 K-6
    3/16 7/64 3/32 1/8 9/64 5/32 11/64
    K-7 K-8 K-9 K-10 K-11 K-12
    1/4 9/64 5/32 3/16 13/64 7/32 15/64
    K-13 K-14 K-15 K-16 K-17 K-18
    5/16 13/64 7/32 1/4 17/64 9/32 19/64
    K-19 K-20 K-21 K-22 K-23 K-24
    3/8 17/64 9/32 5/16 21/64 11/32 23/64
    K-25 K-26 K-27 K-28 K-29 K-30
    7/16 21/64 11/32 3/8 25/64 13/32 27/64
    K-31 K-32 K-33 K-34 K-35 K-36
    1/2 25/64 13/32 7/16 29/64 15/32 31/64
    K-37 K-38 K-39 K-40 K-41 K-42
    9/16 29/64 15/32 1/2 33/64 17/32 35/64
    K-43 K-44 K-45 K-46 K-47 K-48
    5/8 33/64 17/32 9/16 37/64 19/32 39/64
    K-49 K-50 K-51 K-52 K-53 K-54
    11/16 37/64 19/32 5/8 41/64 21/32 43/64
    K-55 K-56 K-57 K-58 K-59 K-60
    3/4 41/64 21/32 11/16 45/64 23/32 47/64
    K-61 K-62 K-63 K-64 K-65 K-66
    13/16 45/64 23/32 3/4 49/64 25/32 51/64
    K-67 K-68 K-69 K-70 K-71 K-72
    7/8 49/64 25/32 13/16 53/64 27/32 55/64
    K-73 K-74 K-75 K-76 K-77 K-78
    15/16 53/64 27/32 7/8 57/64 29/32 59/64
    K-79 K-80 K-81 K-82 K-83 K-84
    1" 57/64 29/32 15/16 61/64 31/32 63/64
    K-85 K-86 K-87 K-88 K-89 K-90
    1-1/16 61/64 31/32 1" 1-1/64 1-1/32 1-3/64
    K-91 K-92 K-93 K-94 K-95 K-96
    1-1/8 1-1/64 1-1/32 1-1/16 1-5/64 1-3/32 1-7/64
    K-97 K-98 K-99 K-100 K-101 K-102
    1-3/16 1-5/64 1-3/32 1-1/8 1-9/64 1-5/32 1-11/64
    K-103 K-104 K-105 K-106 K-107 K-108
    1-1/4 1-9/64 1-5/32 1-3/16 1-13/64 1-7/32 1-15/64
    K-109 K-110 K-111 K-112 K-113 K-114
    1-5/16 1-13/64 1-7/32 1-1/4 1-17/64 1-9/32 1-19/64
    K-115 K-116 K-117 K-118 K-119 K-120
    1-3/8 1-17/64 1-9/32 1-5/16 1-21/64 1-11/32 1-23/64
    K-121 K-122 K-123 K-124 K-125 K-126
    1-7/16 1-21/64 1-11/32 1-3/8 1-25/64 1-13/32 1-27/64
    K-127 K-128 K-129 K-130 K-131 K-132
    1-1/2 1-25/64 1-13/32 1-7/16 1-29/64 1-15/32 1-31/64
    K-133 K-134 K-135 K-136 K-137 K-138
    1-9/16 1-29/64 1-15/32 1-1/2 1-33/64 1-17/32 1-35/64
    K-139 K-140 K-141 K-142 K-143 K-144
    1-5/8 1-33/64 1-17/32 1-9/16 1-37/64 1-19/32 1-39/64
    K-145 K-146 K-147 K-148 K-149
    1-11/16 1-37/64 1-19/32 1-5/8 1-21/32 1-43/64
    K-150 K-151 K-152 K-153 K-154
    1-3/4 1-41/64 1-21/32 1-11/16 1-23/32 1-47/64
    • Blocks used to align stripping units with the cutting die on Centerline press systems
    • Several sizes/colors available
  • Coated cutting rule provides various benefits, such as; reduced dusting, extended service life, and less wear on cutting edge and bevel.

    Supreme – Bohler Rule

    Supreme coating was developed for the die cutting of labels to prevent glue from sticking to the rule bevel.  It was soon discovered that the coating had many benefits beyond labels. Many customers experience reduced dusting when using Supreme coated cutting rules in folding carton applications due to lower edge/bevel friction, while simultaneously the rule lifetime is extended.  The cutting bevel of the Supreme rule is coated with a thin anti-friction-film, which fills the microscopically small pores and marks on the cutting edge, ultimately adding smoothness to the bevel surface. Supreme coated rules are only offered in Universal and Universal 60.
    • Reduces friction between cutting edge and cut material
    • Dust-reduced cutting
    • Reduction of press force

    Tinit (TiN) – Bohler & Viking Rule

    TiN coated cutting rule is coated with a thin TiN layer of approx. 0.002 mm on the cutting bevel only. The TiN coating hardness with 2,400 HV stands out in comparison with standard Universal edge hardness of 640 HV (4 times harder). Bendability, body structure, cutting profile, and dimensions remain unchanged to match the standard Universal rules.
    • Significantly increased knife life
    • Productivity gains due to fewer die changes
    • Same bendability as uncoated cutting rules
    • Reduced dusting due to smoother bevel surface
    • Increased wear resistance when cutting abrasive materials

    Molykote – Viking Rule

    Based on a special coating process, a thin Molykote film adheres to the cutting bevel filling the small pores providing a smooth edge surface.
    • Best suited for cutting self-adhesive materials
    • Cuts with low formation of dust
    • Minimization of friction between the bevel and the material being cut
  • (Blue: 55-60 Durometer)

    • Rapid ejection
    • Hour-glass shape
    • No deflection
    • Rapid recovery
    • Reduced nick widths
    • 10 mm
    • 9 mm
    • 8 mm
    • 7 mm


    • 1 mm
    • 2 mm
    • 3 mm
    • 4 mm
    • 5 mm
    Packaging Information:
    • 20 strips / box
    • Strip = 24 inches
    • 40 feet / box
    • .750 Injection Molded Nylon Pin
    • .833 Machined Delrin Pin
    • .833 Machined Aluminum Pin
    • Square Nylon Bushing
    • Round Styrene Ring
  • Body: 35HRC Edge: 35HRC Thicknesses: 1.5 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 6 Heights (Based on Thickness): .800 - .960 Description For embossing of box folding lines, high precision creasing rules are required. Folding box design and the precision of final products are becoming more demanding, which requires the application of high-quality creasing rules with tight tolerances.
    • Very smooth crease head surface
    • Perfectly radiused profile
    • Smooth transition from radiused profile to the side faces
    • Minimum eccentricity
    • Minimum height and thickness tolerances
    • Available in both heavy top and narrow top

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