What is your favorite sprue cutter.

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What is your favorite sprue cutter.

Joined: June 10th, 2008, 1:24 am

March 13th, 2011, 9:58 pm #1

I have a set of Crescent "flush cutters". I'm not very pleased with how they work. So I'm taking a small survey to find out what everyone else uses and I'll make a decision for new ones from there.
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Joined: August 13th, 2009, 8:53 pm

March 13th, 2011, 10:29 pm #2

Xuron. Fingernail trimmers work on curved areas, as well.
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Joined: April 22nd, 2005, 2:47 pm

March 13th, 2011, 10:49 pm #3

I have a set of Crescent "flush cutters". I'm not very pleased with how they work. So I'm taking a small survey to find out what everyone else uses and I'll make a decision for new ones from there.
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I've been using my Tamiya cutters for a couple of years now and really like them, best cutters i've ever used.
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Joined: April 19th, 2005, 11:23 pm

March 13th, 2011, 10:56 pm #4

Hi,

I've used every time of cutter out there, and the high end Tamiya are my favorite. They are really nice cutters, around $40, they will last a long time also if properly cared for.

-Steve
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Joined: September 20th, 2003, 3:28 pm

March 13th, 2011, 11:21 pm #5

they make several different styles for different kinds of cutting. If I was to chose one I would say their Pro Sprue cutter, the 2175 model is great for very detailed, upclose and personal, sprue cutting.
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Joined: April 19th, 2005, 4:32 am

March 13th, 2011, 11:23 pm #6

I have a set of Crescent "flush cutters". I'm not very pleased with how they work. So I'm taking a small survey to find out what everyone else uses and I'll make a decision for new ones from there.
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Got my Tamiya pair as a Christmas present instead of the wire cutting side cutters I asked for! I dont use them much to cut pieces off sprue but as a scratchbuilding tool I find them indespensable.

Regards Dave
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Joined: April 11th, 2006, 10:43 pm

March 14th, 2011, 2:52 am #7

I have a set of Crescent "flush cutters". I'm not very pleased with how they work. So I'm taking a small survey to find out what everyone else uses and I'll make a decision for new ones from there.
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They are a cam-action cutter that offer excellent control and precision.

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Joined: July 16th, 2010, 10:55 pm

March 14th, 2011, 5:51 am #8

I have a set of Crescent "flush cutters". I'm not very pleased with how they work. So I'm taking a small survey to find out what everyone else uses and I'll make a decision for new ones from there.
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I use a few, but basically a Xuron for general cutting and a nice small Eram flush-cutter for finer work. The xurons have smooth action but the shear cut doesn't always work for me with soft plastic & close sprues. The Erams have smaller jaws and so are better for finishing work. I also keep a couple of beefy wire cutters around for cutting music wire and such - as to not ruin my good ones.
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Joined: October 10th, 2004, 8:44 am

March 14th, 2011, 7:03 am #9

I have a set of Crescent "flush cutters". I'm not very pleased with how they work. So I'm taking a small survey to find out what everyone else uses and I'll make a decision for new ones from there.
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Tried others but always went back to the Tamiya one.

Cheers,

Christophe
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Joined: March 24th, 2005, 1:49 am

March 14th, 2011, 2:47 pm #10

I have a set of Crescent "flush cutters". I'm not very pleased with how they work. So I'm taking a small survey to find out what everyone else uses and I'll make a decision for new ones from there.
Thanks
Hi:

I got the Tamiya sprue cutters a couple of years ago, and was shocked at how much better they were than what I had been using previously. Not cheap, but worth every penny.

Cheers,

Scott

Scott Taylor
Thachweave Products
http://thachweave.tripod.com
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