I remember asking about this years ago and Maarten, having a suggestion that I wasn't able to follow up at the time. What would be the best circle cutter for plastic? I really need to get one before the Tiger builds. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
I've got the Shadw Hobby Thinnerline cutter and it's brilliant. Soon after mine landed, the friend who also bought one, and recommended it, went and bought one of these. It's a little pricier, but better quality as well and the adjustment scale and nut perform better apparently.
Edit: I should note I also have a P-Cutter, and the two advantages of that tool are, it is waaayyy cheaper, and you can centre circles easier. The downsides are that it is prone to slip, and it leaves a hole in the centre - not always useful.
Trying to work more on completion over perfection.
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I have seen mixed reviews on the shadow cutter style devices, they take some time to get right and are certainly better than the old compass cutters but expect a learning curve and some time practicing
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The Stepless Adjustment Circular Cutter comes with 3 different cutting tips (30 ° 45 ° 60 °) but I think the Shadow only comes with 1 ( 60 °). You can buy the 30 ° 45 ° to go with the Shadow but works out around the same cost as the Stepless.
I have seen some great reviews on "cough Facebook cough" of the Stepless.
I got one of those, haven't used it though. Supposed to be ok but don't quite have the quality of the bigger circle cutters. Downside is they leave a small hole in the centre which usually isn't a major. Plus side is they are a fraction of the price of the better circle cutters, like the one G1 just got.