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    #26695
    Mike
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    Do they cut very close?

    #26699
    Norm S
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    They do. I am also a late discoverer – with their flat edge pushed up against model, they cut tight without the hit and miss accuracy of the Exacto. I only use mine on plastics though.

    • This reply was modified 6 years, 1 month ago by Norm S.
    #26702
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    I can’t believe that you served in an armour unit and had never heard of flat jawed side cutters (which is what they are) Tim. Didn’t you speak to the engineer company?

     

    http://uk.farnell.com/ck-tools/t3887/esd-side-cutter-1-6mm-136mm/dp/2469259?ost=2469259&mckv=71Q8Lt42|pcrid|

    I get mine free from work. Which is nice.

    "I go online sometimes, but everyone's spelling is really bad. It's... depressing."

    #26705
    Not Connard Sage
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    The jaws are hardened(ish). They’ll cut light gauge metal – like that photoetched brass in your pic

    "I go online sometimes, but everyone's spelling is really bad. It's... depressing."

    #26711
    Ian Marsh
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    I discovered the cutters sold by Prince August to chop metal (they remove the bulky feed on their home-cast figures, and I found the cutters were essential for dealing with their 40mm SYW figures). It’s a fantastic tool. For some of the moulds I have for spin-casting, the cutters are great at removing figures where the kiss-gate hasn’t quite worked as intended.

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    #26942
    Mike
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    cool. Ta.

    #27030
    Etranger
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    The jaws are hardened(ish). They’ll cut light gauge metal – like that photoetched brass in your pic

    Cutting hardened metal (eg piano wire) will however leave a nasty notch in your nice sprue (or in this case expensive xuron track) cutters!…..

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