Author Topic: Working with photo-etched saws ?  (Read 300 times)

Offline Twiddle

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Working with photo-etched saws ?
« on: September 07, 2018, 01:20:49 AM »
Ultimate noob question ....

Been going through my Tamiya Photo-etched saws at an alarming rate  :-X

keep on bending them ... and then chucking them in the bin...

how should these finicky saws be handled ? gentle pressure ?

thanks in advance  :smiley:
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Offline Jeffry Fontaine

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Re: Working with photo-etched saws ?
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2018, 02:00:15 AM »
Is it (the saw blade) the right tool for the task? 

What are you cutting that is causing blade failure? 

Maybe the choice of tool for the task is incorrect? 
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Re: Working with photo-etched saws ?
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2018, 02:08:59 AM »
You don't want to put alot of force on them - they're designed to cut just fine with minimal force.
Flory Models has some great videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i88ahMcH3WU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jW_015mMYs


Offline Twiddle

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Re: Working with photo-etched saws ?
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2018, 02:11:24 AM »
cheers for the videos.

what I'm aiming for is to finely and precisely cut styrene.

have tried other methods with not much success.
« Last Edit: September 07, 2018, 02:13:07 AM by Twiddle »
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