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Cross Hatch Kit, single blade

Article No. 5123

Cross-Cut Kit 11, 1-edge 1 mm
Adhesion Tester single blade 1mm spacing - ASTM D3359

  • 11 Teeth
  • 1 mm Cutter Spacing
  • In accordance with ASTM methods

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Standard/Cutter Spacing
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The crosshatch paint adhesion test kits also have the one edge blade option to comply with the appropriate ASTM and ISO coating adhesion test methods.

  • Blades made from hardened steel alloy for long life
  • Pivoting head blade holder for easy alignment onto the coating surface
  • Test kit comes with all the accessories necessary to perform cross-hatch test

Technical Attributes

    Technical Properties

  • Material
    wooden handle
  • Technical Specifications

  • Standard/Cutter Spacing
    ASTM - 1 mm
  • Standard
  • No. of Cutting Edges
  • No. of Teeth
  • Cutter Spacing
    1 mm
  • Cutter Spacing
    0.04 in
  • Hex Wrench included





  • Make a lattice pattern in the film with the appropriate tool, cutting to the substrate
  • Brush several times lightly backwards and forwards, using a soft brush or tissue to remove any detached flakes or ribbons of coatings
  • Place a tape over the cut, smooth it fimrly with a fingertip and remove the tape
  • Examine the grid area using an illuminated magnifier

ASTM D 3359 Standard describe, that the number of cuts shall be 6 or 11.  The spacing of the cuts in each direction 
shall be equal and shall depend on the thickness of the coating as follows:

11 cut lines for 1 mm/1.5 mm cutter used at film thickness up to 50 µm (2 mils) 
6 cut lines for 2 mm cutter used at films thickness between 50-125 µm (2 - 5 mils)

Delivery Content

Cross-Cut Tester kit with blade
Hex wrench for changing blades
Magnifier (5136)
Cleaning brush (5135)
One roll of adhesive tape
Carrying case


Short Instructions



Adhesion is of utmost importance for surface coatings to guarantee effective corrosion protection and resistance to physical damage. In practice, various testing methods are used to evaluate adhesion properties.

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