Multi bar Soap Cutter

(9 customer reviews)


Available on back-order



Multi bar soap cutter

The Modish multi bar soap cutter accommodates a wide range of soap moulds.
It has 12 stainless steel wires at the widely used 25mm spacing.

The solid plywood base measures 410mm wide x 340mm deep (410mm deep when handle raised). The handle measures 480mm wide.

The top frame and handle are made from macrocarpa timber. The cutter is finished with natural plant oil.

multi barbar Soap Cutter, fron view

It may be possible to customise this cutter – please contact Modish to discuss.

The wire ends have been doubled-over to prevent injury – you may wish to tape over the ends as well.

Loaf Dimensions – the maximum physical loaf length = 330mm. If the loaf is placed against the end plate, this would give 12 bars at 25mm plus one 30mm off-cut.

A loaf measuring 90mm high with depth of 140mm, would still have a little clearance on all sides.

Note that the loaf can also be placed on its side for cutting – particularly useful if the loaf has botanicals.

A “spacer” block is included (slightly smaller than the width of a bar) so you can cut a slither end piece at the first wire position if you wish.

We have tested this design on various soap recipes, both cold and hot process.

As with all wire soap cutters, it is advisable to cut your loaf as soon as possible after it is ready. This may be while it is still slightly warm, e.g. for recipes with a high percentage of coconut oil.

You will need to experiment to find the ideal cutting time for your particular recipe.

If cutting multiple loaves, you will need to wipe the wires with a damp cloth between cuts.

Do not over-tighten wires. Wires should be tight but with slight flex when pressed with your finger.

Instructions for the Multi bar Soap Cutter

  • For best results – cut loaves as soon as possible after un-moulding.
  • Check the tension of the wires. Clear the cutting base – brush or use a damp cloth to remove debris. Wipe the wires with a damp cloth before the cut.
  • Raise the cutting arm. Align the loaf on the base flush against the vertical end and/or side stops. Insert the spacer block if this is being used – this is rectangular – choose the orientation you prefer.
  • If cutting a loaf that has botanicals, orientate the loaf so the botanicals are nearest the baseplate.
  • Lower the arm onto the loaf. Use a slow, steady, and consistent motion to draw the cutting wires through the loaf. Try not to stop in the middle of the cut. The wires will “ping” when exiting the loaf.
  • Remove each soap and check the edges – smooth with glove or a damp cloth.


Here is a short video of the multi bar soap cutter in action-

Cleaning – use a brush to clear surfaces of soap and botanicals, then a damp cloth to wipe down.

Support – purchasers are welcome to contact Modish for support in the use of this item. If you happen to break a wire, replacements are available here.

Please be extremely careful if you are removing or installing a new wire. The ends are particularly sharp and safety glasses must be worn.

NB – this cutter is not suitable for melt and pour soaps.

The multi bar soap cutter is a time consuming build. The turn-around time is approximately 2-3 weeks, depending on work load.

This item can be back-ordered. Your multi bar soap cutter is then made to order – the typical wait time is two to three weeks to shipping.

To check the current wait time before ordering, please message us

Free shipping NZ wide.

Check out the videos of our other products on the Modish YouTube channel.

9 reviews for Multi bar Soap Cutter

  1. Christine Clarke

    I love my cutter. It smells and looks beautiful. This is a very solid cutter that cuts lovely and clean and straight. The service is excellent. If there were to be any issues it is nice to know there is a contact in NZ. I am really pleased that I brought a beautiful hand crafted piece of equipment that was NZ made.

  2. Niki

    Hello Rich
    I have received my soap cutter Thank you.
    I am looking forward to using it. It looks amazing and beautifully handcrafted.
    Thanks for your great service.

  3. Patricia

    Hi Rich, I love my new soap cutter it smells so good and the workmanship is a 10 plus it arrived today can’t wait to use it. Thanking you.

  4. Jane

    It arrived today and I am rapt! It is a work of art! I didn’t know about you, but someone on one of the soap forums told me about you when I was moaning that it is very hard to get gear here in NZ. I did buy a cutter from Russia (another soap forum referral), but it is already falling apart. Yours will not fall apart! It is way too expensive to purchase from the States because of the prohibitive freight costs. So I’m glad I found you 🙂

  5. B Allen

    It has arrived safely! Thanks very much, it looks amazing, and so beautifully made! Can’t wait to try it out, hopefully this afternoon 🙂

  6. Brigid

    Not just beautifully constructed, but an absolute joy to use. This is a real piece of workmanship, and I’m so pleased I could buy such a great product that is made right here in New Zealand. With the super quick delivery, plus a wee gift included, I can’t speak highly enough of Rich and his service. Thank you so much!

  7. Bev W

    Let me say thank you for the awesome soap cutter!! It was an absolute pleasure to receive and unpack – and it is amazing to work with! I wish I had have discovered you years ago.

  8. Rachel

    Just wanted to let you know the cutter arrived safely today.

    It is absolutely perfect, a real work of art and it cuts beautifully. Thank you so much! I’m over the moon ?

    Kind regards,


  9. DH

    Good morning, YAY we are so excited to make soap and to cut it all at once.

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