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At Donek Tools, we are passionate about providing high-quality tools that enhance the precision and versatility of CNC routers. Our drag knives are meticulously designed to meet the diverse needs of craftsmen, hobbyists, and professionals alike. This article delves into the unique features, applications, and advantages of our drag knives, ensuring you can make an informed choice for your cutting needs.

Why Choose a Donek Tools Drag Knife?

Our drag knives are engineered to transform your CNC router into a powerful cutting machine capable of handling a variety of materials. Whether you need to cut intricate designs or manage thicker materials, our drag knives offer unparalleled performance.

Key Benefits of Our Drag Knives:

  • Versatility: Suitable for cutting a wide range of materials, including vinyl, cardboard, foam, and more.
  • Precision: Capable of making detailed cuts with tight radii and clean edges.
  • Ease of Use: Simple installation and compatibility with most CNC routers.

Comparing Our Drag Knife Models

We offer several models of drag knives, each designed to cater to specific cutting requirements. Here’s a comprehensive comparison of our models:

D1 & D3 Drag Knives

  • Optimal Use: Ideal for detailed work in thinner materials.
  • Cutting Depth: From 0.010 inches to 0.0625 inches (1/16 inch) thick.
  • Cut Radius: Capable of making curved cuts as small as 1/16 inches radius.
  • Collet Size: D1 fits in a 1/2 inch collet, while D3 fits in a 1/4 inch collet.

D2 & D4 Drag Knives

  • Optimal Use: Designed for handling thicker materials.
  • Cutting Depth: From 0.010 inches up to 0.250 inches (1/4 inch) thick.
  • Cut Radius: Capable of making curved cuts as small as 1/8 inches radius.
  • Collet Size: D2 fits in a 1/2 inch collet, while D4 fits in a 1/4 inch collet.

1/2? Drag Knife

  • Optimal Use: Best for cutting the thickest materials.
  • Cutting Depth: From 0.010 inches up to 0.50 inches (1/2 inch) thick.
  • Cut Radius: Capable of making curved cuts as small as 4.25 inches radius.
  • Collet Size: Fits in a 1/2 inch collet.

Accessories to Enhance Your Cutting Experience

In addition to our drag knives, we offer a range of accessories to complement and enhance your cutting projects.

Creasing Attachment

  • Purpose: Ideal for creating fold lines in materials, perfect for packaging projects.

SheetCAM Software

  • Purpose: Facilitates the creation of intricate toolpaths for your CNC router, enhancing the precision of your cuts.

Irwin Utility Blades – 50 Pack

  • Purpose: High-quality replacement blades that ensure your drag knife stays sharp and effective.

Making a Purchase

Purchasing a Donek Tools drag knife is a straightforward process. Visit our online drag knife catalog to view our products and add them to your cart.

Shipping Information

We offer a range of shipping options in the United States and internationally to suit your needs including free standard shipping within the US:

  • FedEx (US): Free shipping for all items.
  • UPS Overnight (US): $35 for overnight delivery.
  • UPS International: $55 for international delivery, with an estimated delivery time of 5-7 days.

Why Donek Tools?

At Donek Tools, we pride ourselves on our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Here’s what sets us apart:

Superior Craftsmanship

Our drag knives are crafted with precision and care, ensuring they meet the highest standards of performance and durability.

Customer Support

We are dedicated to providing exceptional customer support. Whether you need assistance with choosing the right tool or technical support, our team is here to help. Visit our discussion forum for community support and to share your experiences.

Innovative Solutions

We continuously innovate to provide tools that meet the evolving needs of our customers. On our website you will find solutions such as available software to assist in making your projects easier to video examples and tutorials of the drag knives in action.

Practical Applications

Our drag knives are used in a variety of industries and applications, including:

Sign Making

Create intricate designs and detailed lettering with ease. Our drag knives allow for precise cuts in vinyl, cardboard, and other materials commonly used in sign making.


With the creasing attachment, you can easily create fold lines for custom packaging solutions. This is perfect for creating prototypes or small production runs of boxes and other packaging materials.

Model Making

For hobbyists and professionals, our drag knives provide the accuracy needed to cut parts for models and miniatures. Whether you’re working with thin materials or thicker foam, our tools ensure clean, precise cuts.

Stencil Creation

Creating stencils for painting or etching has never been easier. Our drag knives can cut intricate designs with tight radii, making them perfect for detailed stencil work.


For engineers and designers, rapid prototyping is crucial. Our drag knives allow for quick and precise cuts in a variety of materials, enabling you to create accurate prototypes efficiently.

Software Solutions

To complement our drag knives, we offer several software solutions that enhance the capabilities of your CNC router.

SheetCAM Software

SheetCAM is a powerful toolpath generating software that simplifies the process of creating detailed cuts. It’s particularly useful for users who need to create complex designs with precision.

Autodesk Fusion360 DragKnife Addon

For users of Autodesk Fusion360, we offer a DragKnife Addon that integrates seamlessly with the software. This addon allows you to add corner actions to your toolpath, ensuring smooth and accurate cuts.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

We understand that choosing the right tool can sometimes be daunting. That’s why we’ve compiled a comprehensive FAQ section to address common queries about our drag knives, their applications, and how to use them effectively.

Some Common Questions Include:

  • Will it work with my CNC?
  • What materials can be cut with a drag knife?
  • How does the blade turn?

Customer Testimonials

Don’t just take our word for it—here’s what some of our customers have to say about their experience with Donek Tools drag knives:

  • Tmac (Amazon Review): “I bought this knife to cut Coroplast. I works like a Champ!”
  • Marsha Syder (Amazon Review): “Great quality product. Really happy I bought it.”
  • Kirk Arizona (Amazon Review): “Couldn’t wait to use it and worked perfect when we did. This is a fun product. It is amazing how great and straight it cuts. Every person with a CNC needs one of these.”

Contact Us

We’re here to help! If you have any questions or need assistance, feel free to reach out to us:

  • Address: 4764 S Moore St, Littleton, CO 80127
  • Phone: 303-913-4263
  • Email: [email protected]

For additional support, visit our discussion forum where you can connect with other users and share your experiences.

Order Your Drag Knife from Donek Tools

At Donek Tools, we are committed to providing high-quality, versatile drag knives that meet the needs of a wide range of users. Whether you’re a hobbyist, a professional, or somewhere in between, our tools are designed to deliver precision and reliability.

Visit our purchase page to explore our products and find the perfect drag knife for your CNC router. With our comprehensive range of tools and accessories, you’ll be equipped to tackle any cutting project with confidence and ease.

Thank you for choosing Donek Tools—we look forward to helping you achieve your creative and professional goals with our superior cutting solutions.