So kind of taking a poll to see how you all remove parts from sprues - plastic and extending the category to resin and PE as well.
I've been using a variety of Xuron cutters over the years to mostly good effect but recently bought (at Nationals) one of those dual sided razor saws and have been using that where and when I can on plastic and resin. I REALLY like it.
I've traditionally used nippers but perhaps its the way I use them, but sometimes I end up with a divot out of the part I'm cutting from the sprue esp on wing edges and fuselages. Seems what I do is fine for smaller parts. Hence trying the razor saw (which is a double edge blade held in a handle).
Nippers sometimes also tweaks clear plastic so have been increasing trying to use a saw or #11 blade to take those parts off.
What do you use? I'm looking to see if there are 'better' ways of doing what I've been doing...
- Styrene: Xuron nippers (straight, and angled), #11 Xacto blade for very small parts, razor saw (current fav)
- Clear styrene: double edge razor saw - fine tooth end, #11 blade for small parts, serrated Xacto blade
- Resin: 6" razor saw for large pours, double edge razor saw, medium tooth for larger parts (seats, etc) serrated Xacto Blade for smaller parts (instrument panels, etc).
- PE: Rounded Xacto blade (against glass base), Xuron PE clippers (short blade), Xuron PE sissors (my fave at the moment!).
Edited by CANicoll, 12 January 2018 - 07:01 PM.