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Here is a review of my favorite Sprue Cutters ...

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Here is a review of my favorite Sprue Cutters ...
Posted by Paul Budzik on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 1:13 PM




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Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 6:55 PM

Hi Paul, this is another very nicely done video of yours. It has good information as well. Thanks for taking the time to produce it, and for sharing it.


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    January, 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 6:58 PM

Bravo! So many to choose from for each uses. I had a Xuron but for the life of me, I haven’t a clue where it disappeared to. I really enjoyed your review video. You should do one for tweezers.

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    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 7:07 PM

If only your videos were a benchmark for acceptable material on YouTube.

You do so well. As Steve and Sheep already said, thank you for yet another first class video.


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    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, October 18, 2018 11:53 AM

That is a great review video, thanks! 

I use a Xuron orange handle cutter to get close but I leave the attachment part on and remove it with an UMM paper thin saw leaving a clean cut specially on clear parts that can crack if cut too close. While using this method, I rarely have to go back to clean up the cut.




Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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    November, 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Thursday, October 18, 2018 12:33 PM

WOW!  I just happen to be in the market for some new nippers (not cutters as I have learned) and saw this.  THANK YOU!  I think I have decided on a couple of pairs from your video.  That video was great...very informative and I love the examples!  Thanks for doing it!  Now to go watch your other videos!



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Posted by knox on Thursday, October 18, 2018 6:29 PM

Great review!  Gotta love your dry humor, which makes it even better. 

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    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, October 19, 2018 8:57 AM

I got some great nippers from Hobby Lobby in the beading department.  They have red and black covering over the handles.  They work great on plastic.  Unfortunately I tried to use them as general purpose nippers and cut severa pieces of brass wire, which left notches on the cutting edges.  I liked them well enough I a bought replacement.  Seems to me they were about seven bucks.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by ugamodels on Saturday, October 27, 2018 10:03 PM

What about re-sharpening nipers?

I type on a tablet. Please excuse the terseness and the autocorrect. Not to mention the erors. 

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Monday, October 29, 2018 1:28 PM

Paul  :

    Thank you for a very good review . Laid out well and very informative . I do have to add that I have found other cutters/nippers that work as well as your selection. I would like it if you would review the Products at Hobby Lobby .They are very good for what we do .Maybe not as " Fancy " but do the job well .

    They have one pair ( lt.purple or blue ) that is used for cutting jewelry wire . If you don't mind I have to add these to the list .They cut well  , even brass wire up to .020 , but they also cut absolutely flush on the outside !

 You need to do a review on the small pliers that can be a plague or blessing for us . Thanks Again . Tanker - Builder

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Posted by familyman on Saturday, November 03, 2018 10:38 AM

When I was a kid in the early 70's I use to use my dad's Craftsman wire cutters as sprue cutters. He knew where to look if he needed them, in my bedroom on the card table that I used for model building.Big Smile


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