would be whole lot easier if everybody referred to this
in the same way. But they don't. It's often referred
to by any one, or a combination, of the following terms.
If you're a papermaker you'll probably call it a paper
slabber, slabbing tool, paper stripper,
paper knife, paper plow, reel skinner, slabber
knife, reel cleaner, slitting tool, core
stripper or even Big Jake.
you're in a paperboard, folding carton or boxboard plant
you might call it any of the above or more likely: roll
stripper, roll stock cutter, roll ripper,
EZ Rip, EZ Cut or plastic roll
If you work on a web press in the packaging, newspaper
or packaging industry maybe you refer to it as a web
knife, roll stripper, outer wrap stripper,
butt roll stripper, core slabber, roll
slitter or mill roll slitter.
In many paper, film and foil converting plants, it's used
as a film slitter, butt roll slitter, paper
stripper, foil cutter, roll stock stripper
or butt roll stripper.
Whatever you call it, the Duckbill
Reel Slabber is engineered for long and prolonged
use. The contoured shoulder of the tool is ergonomically
designed to nest in the palm of the slabbers hand.
design ergonomically optimizes slabbing power without compromising
control. The compound set of curves on the leading edge
and their engineered radius work to first lift, and then
separate the plies of paper, film or foil for an easy, straight
and clean peel. The design also puts an end to inadvertently
stripping-off more plies than required to unwrap a new reel
or clean up a damaged roll. Even the most experienced tender
can't control the vertical slitting depth of a steel blade,
or compensate for the under-performance of a melted plastic
The proprietary Duckbill blend of heat resistant engineered
themoplastic and reinforced fiberglass is so dense that
the tool can be "machined" with sandpaper into a web-specific
custom shape. And it's so rugged that it outlasts plastic
strippers 5 to 1 on paperboard and boxboard webs, and 8
to 1 on lightweight paper, film and foil webs. The melting
point is 480°F so plastic-free mills use it without worries
over contamination. And the material has a specific density
of 1.38 assuring that it sinks if it ever enters
Duckbill has engineered and crafted a high quality, multi-purpose
Many Modules) holster to protect your task-specific
and mission-critical hand tools no
matter what you call them.