Many people have asked for an affordable Bookbinding Plough (or plow) and here it is. You don’t need a large expensive piece of equipment when this small and simple plough works just as well. You’ll find it versatile and useful in a number of ways.
Unique Features of this Affordable Bookbinding Plough
It does not need a shoulder or groove to ride on as most ploughs require
The blade has many cutting edges providing many uses before sharpening; eight to ten small rotations per blade provide a new cutting edge without needing to sharpen
You can sharpen it yourself in ten minutes (or less) using the provided instructions, handle, and supplies you can purchase locally
With it’s unique design the blade eases into the paper and cuts without tearing
Each blade is made by me from commercial table saw blades. They are very hard hard and stay sharp for many cuts resulting in no need to adjust the cutter after each cut
Watch the video on the sharpening page for a demonstration of the simple sharpening process.
Plough Sharpening Operating Instructions
Purchase the Bookbinding Plough – $228
To purchase and take delivery of a bookbinding plough see your options on at the purchase page.
Extra Bookbinding Plough Blades and Sharpening
Most people find their blade lasts a long time and are easy to self-sharpen with simple items you can find locally. If you don’t want to sharpen your own blade or prefer to have some as backups, I also provide:
$85 – each additional blade with purchase of plough. Extra blades will not be sold separate from purchase of plough.