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The manual cutting is still applied in the Small and Medium Industries (SMI) especially in cutting the Cyperaceae plant. One of the varieties is "Fimbristylis Globulosa (Mendong)". This plant is used as a raw material to manufacture the handicraft. The process is commenced with chopping the plant by using a manual tool. However, the existing tool still causes some complains where 90% of users experienced discomfort and unsafe in the use. The tool is also not effective and efficient for cutting.doi:10.37268/mjphm/vol.20/no.special1/art.676 fatcat:xwtllzovd5aurnyi44yntypy5m