> So here's a new one. My sister is a jeweler and apparently one of
> machines she uses does some sort of pressing and requires 3" x 3" x
> 1/4" squares of Kevlar.
What form is the Kevlar in ? Fabric, or laminated up as a rigid
I sew, and I often sew Kevlar (or aramid, to use the non-brandname).
It's not magic.
If it's fabric, then any large sewing shears will cut it (in single
layers). It's not good for them, so either don't use your best pair,
or get a pair of Kevlar shears (harder edges, PTFE coating). You
don't need ceramic edged shears, they're hugely expensive and yet also
For 1/4" sheet, that's a few layers of Kevlar fabric quilted together.
It sews easily, as it's usually loosely woven.
If it's rigid sheet, then use a hacksaw and a HSS blade (or bimetal
blades are generally better). Wear on the teeth will be rather high,
but it will hacksaw easily enough.