Professional Sprue Cutter - 2175ET
Our good friend and supporter Abby Robey of Xuron supplied several new tools to us for review. Up first is this sprue cutter. Like all of Xuron’s tools, this is a finely crafted tool that will deliver years of service if properly used. That means plastic only – the fine cutting edges are shaped to deliver a near-flush cut on soft plastic – use them on metal and you’ll damage that edge.
I did a test cut on a standard sprue runner from the Eduard Spitfire I’m reviewing – take a look at the results in photo 3. Even on a relatively thick piece of styrene, the tool delivers a near-perpendicular cut through the runner. Moving on to “normal” usage, I removed one of the horizontal stabilizers from its tree – note (photo 4) that the resulting cut is almost perfectly flush. Cleaning up parts is my least favorite part of building; these cutters will reduce the magnitude of that tedious task. Highly recommended!
Thanks go out to Abby at Xuron for the opportunity to review this tool.