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UMM's "Precision Sprue Cutter."
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Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 11:05 PM UTC

Damon Burke reviews Unique Model Master''s "Precision Sprue Cutter."

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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Monday, May 27, 2013 - 01:16 AM UTC
Very nice! It is always good to hear about new tools which can help in building models. This one looks very interesting, thanks for the review!

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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Monday, May 27, 2013 - 02:40 AM UTC
Looks like nail clippers!
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New Hampshire, United States
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Posted: Monday, May 27, 2013 - 05:52 AM UTC
I actually have a pair of these as well which UMM gave to me in Orlando. I have used them and they do work very well.
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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Monday, May 27, 2013 - 06:51 AM UTC
I was just looking around this site and was thinking about buying this sprue cutter, after your excellent review Damon I've decided to get them.

Thanks for the review!
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Monday, May 27, 2013 - 08:44 AM UTC
I purchased a very similar item from Micro-Mark a while ago, and have used nothing else since. It's a great little tool.


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Maryland, United States
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Posted: Monday, May 27, 2013 - 09:04 AM UTC
I too bought something similar from Micro Mark and it sure it's useful to cut those really small and fragile parts from the sprues.

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Manitoba, Canada
Joined: August 27, 2007
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Posted: Monday, May 27, 2013 - 02:31 PM UTC
I have one o these little cutters, and I would have to say it works very well...for small parts ONLY...!

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Posted: Monday, May 27, 2013 - 03:20 PM UTC
The micro mark is the same thing but more expensive, believe it or not. UMM also makes a killer micro razor saw that should not be missed if you do any scratch building or conversions.