I purchased “the long loaf cutter” at soapequipment.com. The price at the time (September 2016) was 398.00 plus shipping. Bringing the grand total to 429.36.
This particular soap cutter has the wires spaced 1 ¼ inches wide. Thus leaving your soap bars cut at 1 ¼ inch thick. This will leave you with 12 evenly cut soap bars.
Ordering online is easy and delivery was prompt to my doorstep in 3 days. The packaging was very secure and well padded, plus the handles reinforced with extra stabilizing bars.
The soap cutter comes with directions, extra wire and ferrules. Warranty is one year. The first 90 days includes shipping on the warranty.
The build quality is top notch with heavy grade wire. The wire is “not” guitar wire, but industrial grade wire. Wire tension can be adjusted and the included instructions explain how to adjust. The handles are covered with thick durable rubber. The steel is heavy ¼ inch thick and does not flex. Plus a very durable paint.
The steel cutter is bolted to a heavy duty high grade HDPE plastic table. Seems like very high end material.
My soap molds are extra long and require two cuts using the long loaf cutter. The end result for me is 24 evenly cut bars of soap.
Downward pressure to cut the bars is minimal, if your table height is correct and you stand over the cutter.
Conclusion: So far I’m very happy with this soap cutter. By no means is this soap cutter inexpensive, but this soap cutter is professional grade and should last a very long time. One of my concerns was how to replace the wire and how durable is the wire. That’s all taken care of with instructions and extra replacement wire included with your soap cutter. Highly recommended.