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Hello: Starting my first resin kit in a few weeks and I would like to get a recommendation on a razor saw. I used an Exacto years ago and found it to be 

extremely difficult to cut regular plastic (so much so that I bent the mount when trying to put pressure on the plastic piece) The Zona 35-050 Ultra Thin Razor Saw, 52 TPI.008-Inch Kerf, Blade Length 4-1/2-Inch, Cut Depth 7/16-Inch looks intriguing but I defer to those that use the tools frequently

Thank You

Tim

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I’ve often wondered this myself, I bought a Tamiya photo-etch made saw but it like sawing stuff with a wet noodle. Once I’m back on a payroll somewhere I’ll begin with a purchase of some of these saws

good to know.... never occurred to me to ask. Oddly!?

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Indeed, Radus saws are very stiff, and generally dont flex when you need a solid cut. Even his thin strip type razor saws have good stiffness to them. 

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The best razor saws you will find are Japanese ones. The main problem is finding a reseller. I got mine from Uschi but it looks all models are now OOP:

 

https://www.uschivdr.com/shopping-categories/shop-tools-hardware/

 

I have at least a dozen of various saws of different types and this is the best one, typically to clean resin parts;

 

For very precise work, the best one is the JLC type (CMK makes a similar one). Have a look here:

 

http://www.hyperscale.com/2009/reviews/tools/jlc002reviewse_1.html

 

Since I'm using these two types, I very rarely go back to the other ones.

 

Hth

 

Thierry

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23 hours ago, chrish said:

I’ve often wondered this myself, I bought a Tamiya photo-etch made saw but it like sawing stuff with a wet noodle. Once I’m back on a payroll somewhere I’ll begin with a purchase of some of these saws

good to know.... never occurred to me to ask. Oddly!?

I'm very happy with my Tamiya saw. Each his own I guess.

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