Professional Sprue Cutter - TK3600

Published: March 2nd, 2019     
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Reviewed by: John Noack - IPMS# 23017
Price: $45.00
Product / Stock #: TK3600
Product provided by: Xuron Corporation

Here's the second review of some new tools from our friends at Xuron up in Saco, ME.

The Photo-Etch Tool Kit consists of three discrete tools:

  • Model 9180ET Professional Photo-Etch Scissor
  • Model 450 Tweezer Nose Pliers
  • Model 575 Micro Bending Pliers

I'm currently working on an Eduard Spitfire in 1/72 scale with some incredibly tiny p/e parts, several of which have found their way to carpet heaven. Using the tweezer pliers to hold parts, and the extremely sharp scissors to cut them, I've eliminated the problem. Figure X shows the results of cutting the cockpit armor plate part off the p/e fret - almost no cleanup required. A couple of swipes with a sanding stick while holding the part with the tweezer nose pliers and I am done.

Highly recommended as an alternative to hours spent under the workbench searching for bits of brass! Thanks go out to Abby at Xuron for the opportunity to review this tool set

  • Package
  • PE Tool Set in Storage Pack
    PE Tool Set in Storage Pack
  • Tools
  • Comparison of Tool Heads
    Comparison of Tool Heads
  • PE Part Cut using Scissors
    PE Part Cut using Scissors

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