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what tools do you use and why?


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Post Fri Jun 18, 2004 9:25 pm

what tools do you use and why?

This may sound a silly question but!
What does everyone use for cutting, trimming etc?
Do you all use a scalpel for everything?
Does everyone use a pair of tweezers for weeding?
Cutting magnetic panel, foamex or is it just self preference. I want to start to get things right from the word go. I am always popping into B&Q for this and that.“All the time” it is costing me a fortune. Is there a method to this?
What goes a long way or is it just a case of buy buy buy when you need…
Would love to hear what you all use and where to get it?

Thank you in advance for any replies. :ball:

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Post Sat Jun 19, 2004 2:28 am

Hi Sally,

I use an olfa silver knife for most things.Weeding is done with a pair of tweezers and a knife. Magnetic sheet...I use an olfa knife and partially cut through, this way you can bend along the cut which breaks the magnetic sheet, and get a really clean line without having to put too much pressure on the cut.

There are two places in the world that I can't walk into without spending beaucoup bucks...Hardware stores and Stationery stores...I'm a sucker for these.


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Post Sat Jun 19, 2004 2:34 pm


Hello Sally,

whatever tool you decide to use, always use them with care, the scalpel is very very sharp, I should know, I went to work the other day trimming some vinyl and used a thin metal ruler as a cutting guide, the scalpel slipped and trimmed the tip of my finger off :doh: , so TAKE CARE!!


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