Cutting Multiple Pieces of Card Stock at Once

Hi All,
Has anyone ever cut multiple pieces of card stock at once, stacked on top of one another?
I am trying to cut around multiple big head shapes so it won’t be a complicated cut, pretty much a big circle.
The paper measures 330 GSM, so it is very thick card stock, thinking of stacking 5 of them on top of each other to cut through.
Any advice helps, thanks!

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Do not under any circumstances attempt this!

Doing so has caused fires in the past. Do not risk it.

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Listen to the smart man above! The machine is pretty safe but there are a few things we’ve learned to avoid like the plage through the years and this is one of those.

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Definitely a fire concern, but I’ve done 3 layers at once. I made a jig to hold 2x 8.5 x 11 sheets in the same place, over and over, and then magnets on the edge of the sheets and in the middle of the piece cut to keep fly-away from being an issue. And then watched every cut - I think cuts were ~60 seconds, maybe a bit more, so wasn’t that painful to stand by and make sure nothing happened. Ended up cutting out ~200 letters without any issues or going crazy. For me, I think 3 was the most reliable setting - too much inconsistency in the paper to get more than 3 without cranking up the power so much I ended up with too much smoke/char on the paper.


[Edited to add in a picture of the cut pieces - I made ~15 things like this]

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The problem isn’t the thickness, it is the possibility of air in between. The slightest space between pages increases the fire risk exponentially.

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