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FSM Basics - Removing plastic parts from sprue

Learn the best tools and techniques for removing plastic parts from sprue
Published: April 25, 2014
In the first installment of FineScale Modeler magazine's "FSM Basics" series, Associate Editor Aaron Skinner takes you through the best ways to remove plastic parts from sprue (also known as a parts tree). He demonstrates the use of a cutting pliers, razor saw, hobby knife, and sanding stick.


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J E MOTTS from TEXAS said:
Aaron, once again I commend you on another great video. First time I've seen the use of the razor saw you showed in the video. I need to order one of those and put it in my arsenal. I also have a couple of sets of sprue cutting tweezers that I got from PBL when I was modeling trains. These are very fine pointed tweezers that will flush cut thru some of the various sizes of sprues. I believe Micro Mark is now selling a version similar to the ones PBL has. Sorry, I don't recall their web address at this moment.
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ROBERT H GRAHAM from TENNESSEE said:
I find that this new How to will add to what every modeler should know and needs to know as well. I find that the How to articles are fun to listen to and watch.
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FRANK TOZIER from SOUTH CAROLINA said:
Good information for those of us that are getting back to the hobby.
WALT WEESE from COLORADO said:
Just getting back into the hobby after about forty years,need all the help I can get.THANKS!
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ENRIQUE CASTILLERO P from MEXICO said:
Es muy bueno que la revista no pierda de vista que, por razón natural, hay y habrá mayor número de modelistas novatos que de conocedores; cosas como ésta les será de gran utilidad a ellos.
Felicidades FSM por su trabajo.
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