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"Flush-Cut Nippers or Side-Cut Pliers?" Topic

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian07 Sep 2019 7:51 p.m. PST

Best tool for separating plastic parts from the sprue?

MajorB08 Sep 2019 6:09 a.m. PST

What's the difference?

Dagwood08 Sep 2019 7:35 a.m. PST

Flush cut nippers. Generally gives a neater cut to the "good" side, no need for any subsequent filing.

rmaker08 Sep 2019 2:11 p.m. PST

Dagwood +1.

Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2019 5:10 a.m. PST

Flush cut.

UncleHex10 Sep 2019 7:05 a.m. PST

Definitely flush cutters but you have to be disciplined and only use them for plastics. They soon loose that perfect edge if you start chopping off bits of white metal castings. I keep one for plastics only and go through about one every couple of years for metals. Never be tempted to use them for anything stronger like brass or they quickly get ruined and I, at least, have never managed to sharpen them effectively afterwards.

wrgmr110 Sep 2019 9:38 a.m. PST

Flush Cut.

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