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Circle cutters 11 months 15 hours ago #1

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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.

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Circle cutters 10 months 4 weeks ago #2

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Circle cutters 10 months 4 weeks ago #3

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This would be te better one
www.hyperscale.com/2017/reviews/tools/th...cutterreviewbg_1.htm

But this type will work to ,as long the circles are not to small.
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Circle cutters 10 months 4 weeks ago #4

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I wanted one of those Shadow Hobby units, but nobody was interested in buying my kidney :silly:. I'll have to put it down on my xmas list.

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Circle cutters 10 months 4 weeks ago #5

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Ordered so I'll see how it goes. Went for the Christmas present one and some extra 60 deg blades.

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Circle cutters 10 months 4 weeks ago #6

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I might look at doing a group buy for these guys, I'll be buggered if I'm paying $50 shipping for 2 x those sprue holders and the cutter, share the shipping costs.

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Circle cutters 10 months 4 weeks ago #7

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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.

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Circle cutters 10 months 2 weeks ago #8

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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
if you have the disposable $$ and want something pre made i stumbled across these guys who do a large selection of masks etc http://shop.maketar.com/

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Circle cutters 6 months 4 weeks ago #9

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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.

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Circle cutters 6 months 2 weeks ago #10

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I don't know how good these are, but the brand seems to have a good rep
www.olfa.co.nz/collections/olfa-rotary-c...rotary-circle-cutter

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Circle cutters 6 months 2 weeks ago #11

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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.

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