What's your method for cutting steel photo etch from the fret?

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What's your method for cutting steel photo etch from the fret?

Joined: January 1st, 2010, 2:21 pm

May 29th, 2012, 9:48 am #1

In this case, it happens to be stainless steel saw blades connected to the fret at 6 points.
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 10:19 pm

May 29th, 2012, 11:34 am #2

I use the Xuron scissors/snips (I don't have the model # handy). Have used regular wire cutters with success but they are awkwardly big.

Rick in Maine
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Joined: September 12th, 2005, 2:37 am

May 29th, 2012, 11:59 am #3

In this case, it happens to be stainless steel saw blades connected to the fret at 6 points.
place the fret onto a black tile (= expendable & replaceable), place a clear plastic plate over it with the edge/point to be cut under the edge, then I cut with a No.11 blade used with a rocking motion.
George, out..........
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Joined: August 12th, 2004, 3:14 pm

May 29th, 2012, 12:35 pm #4

In this case, it happens to be stainless steel saw blades connected to the fret at 6 points.
If there is room to maneuver it around the part and fret, I use the Xuron photo etch shears. Otehrwise, I use a sharp X-Acto knife and a piece of metal to cut the part out.
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Joined: September 15th, 2007, 2:26 pm

May 29th, 2012, 12:58 pm #5

In this case, it happens to be stainless steel saw blades connected to the fret at 6 points.
Swiss Army Knife scissors.
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Joined: February 28th, 2005, 12:59 pm

May 29th, 2012, 1:11 pm #6

place the fret onto a black tile (= expendable & replaceable), place a clear plastic plate over it with the edge/point to be cut under the edge, then I cut with a No.11 blade used with a rocking motion.
George, out..........
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Joined: March 19th, 2007, 9:06 am

May 29th, 2012, 2:29 pm #7

In this case, it happens to be stainless steel saw blades connected to the fret at 6 points.
Round blade on a mirror, rock the blade back and forth on the 'gate'. Put some tape over the part if it's small so it doesn't fly away.
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Joined: January 2nd, 2008, 11:08 pm

May 29th, 2012, 2:30 pm #8

In this case, it happens to be stainless steel saw blades connected to the fret at 6 points.
Among the best ten bucks I've ever spent.
Use a curved Exacto and rocking motion mentioned above.

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Ben Parsons

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Of course 1 inch = 4 feet. There are others? .... Why?
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Joined: April 13th, 2005, 4:39 pm

May 29th, 2012, 2:36 pm #9

In this case, it happens to be stainless steel saw blades connected to the fret at 6 points.
Hi all,
I use a Mission Models Micro-Chisel to punch through each PE fret-tab, working on a piece of thick black acrylic sheet. This way I find I can get almost all the tab off at the cutting stage, limiting the sanding/filing needed. The acrylic is soft enough to save the chisel's edge but stiff enough to support the cut, so very little distortion occurs.
Marcus
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Joined: November 1st, 2006, 9:07 pm

May 29th, 2012, 2:40 pm #10

In this case, it happens to be stainless steel saw blades connected to the fret at 6 points.
the original 440 PET Shears and the newer (which I designed for them) 9180ET Professional Photo Etch Scissors.

9180ET is shown here:
Last edited by HawkeyeV on May 29th, 2012, 2:44 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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