The Model 142 roll editor removes master roll defects before converting. Waiting to remove defects on a slitter rewinder can be time consuming. Furthermore, starting and stopping during finished roll build can lead to quality issues and rolls must then be “doctored” before being shipped to the customer. The Model 142 roll editor allows converters to deal with defects once, before going to the slitting department, improving overall quality and throughput. The 142 can rewind to 50” diameters and offers features such as shaftless unwinds and rewinds, convenient overhead web paths, splice tables at optimal ergonomic positions, and slitting capability.