BloorwestSiR Posted June 26, 2022 Share Posted June 26, 2022 (edited) I've tried a bunch of different sprue cutters. My first ones were the basic one made by Tamiya. I still use these for cutting bigger sprues apart. They are beat but still work. Then Tamiya came out with a thinner bladed version that I found to be easier to handle. I got a pair from Wave that are angled so even easier to get into tight spots. They're single edged as well. Mr Hobby was next up with a smaller single edged cutter. Finally I heard about the Dspaie and Meng cutters so bought a pair of those. My first pair worked great until I dropped them and broke one of the blades. So I bought a pair of the Trumpeter ones. I found them to be even better until I dropped those So I picked up replacements for both plus an extra Trumpy one. Dspaie is on the third version of their side cutter now I believe. They keep making changes to them and for a while, you could get the older ones along with the latest version. Left to right, top row: Dspaie, Meng, Trumpeter X2, small Tamiya, big Tamiya Bottom row: Mineshima, Wave X2, Mr Tool Close up of the three I use the most. One thing I've noticed that the cutters where I can get the flat side just under the edge of the part so the cutting blade is flush with the part cut the cleanest. Often, you can't tell if there's a stub left or not. The Trumpy ones for some reason made that much easier to do. For me anyways. Here's a part showing the sprue attachment point. After trimming it off with the Trumpeter side cutter making a single cut. You can see where the attachment point was but it's completely flush with the surrounding plastic. Carl Edited June 26, 2022 by BloorwestSiR Fix typo thierry laurent, Fanes, D.B. Andrus and 1 other 4 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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