Customs: Cutting transformers?

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  1. Cyberglyph

    Cyberglyph I am the Nightshade

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    How do you cut transformers toys? I'm thing about cutting a couple of toys in half for a custom.
     
  2. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    X-Acto saws.
     
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    Don't use a dremel tool. I've tried it once on model cars and it made the cut-line too wide.
    As the above poster said:

    X-Acto saws.
     
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    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    Sometimes, you might not even need to CUT them in half per se. Check to see how they're assembled first. A simple screw driver or pin punch may be enough to separate the top and bottom halves of a figure.
     
  5. Nemesis Predaking

    Nemesis Predaking Offical Enforcer WTF@TFW Veteran

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    That's not exactly true. If your going to cut with a dremel, invest in one of these.
    Dremel 545 Diamond Wheel
    It's really thin & leaves a nice clean cut.

    Don't ever use those shitty "cut off wheels" you get with a dremel.
     
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    Thanks for the tips. Yea, I did use those shitty cut off wheels a couple of times. Hate it when they break in half too.
     
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    I use a razor saw for certain situations.
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    Like Zona or probably what the earlier poster referred to as an X-acto saw. Jewlers saws are also similar.
     
  8. Cyberglyph

    Cyberglyph I am the Nightshade

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    Thanks for the help. I don't think the pins would help because I'm cutting the toy in half horizontally.
     
  9. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Invest in a band saw. Super clean, straight cuts.

    Worth every penny:9" Benchtop Bandsaw

    Or check craigslist for a used one.
     
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    and good gloves
     
  11. Autobot Burnout

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    I too support looking at the location where you want to cut first to see if there's a screw that can be removed to eliminate the need for cutting. I know on some recent figures like the Wolverine and Captain America/Humvee Iron Man the entire waist section is held on by a single screw (grantedm it's a strong screw, but it comes out easily enough).

    Oh, man, I remember the only time I ever tried using one of those to cut off the siren light on an Animated Bumblebee. The wheel literally burst into a million pieces the MOMENT it was spinning and touched the plastic. And it was at a low speed, too.
     

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