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    • January 28, 2021 9:34 PM EST
    • Maybe the price is a Micro-Mark exclusive?

    • January 28, 2021 5:15 PM EST
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       I don't need that thing. I'm my own "wonder cutter" especially first thing in the morning in the dead of winter while waiting for my shop to heat up drinking coffee.

       

    • January 28, 2021 9:40 AM EST
    • Interesting, but hardly "A Micro-Mark exclusive."  They're available a bunch of places, but the price is nutty.

    • January 27, 2021 10:55 PM EST
    • I saw this and was interested until I saw the live demo at the Amherst show last year.  I believe it's better suited for the smaller scales as it seems to cut the thin materials well but the thicker stuff requires multiple passes and the plastic gets gooey.  BTW: They sell them at Home Depot now.  I had a chance to buy a returned one for $280 and passed.

    • January 27, 2021 11:16 AM EST
    • Biggest complaint I’ve heard is that it melts plastic. 

      Doc

    • January 27, 2021 10:48 AM EST
    • Being a modeler, I personally don't see where the expense for this tool makes it use worth purchasing. I have more tools both for home use and hobby then I can use today, I really don't need another tool just to put on the shelf. Modeling is a skill and I doubt a $300 tool will make you a better modeler. I personally don't buy from Micro-Mark as I think there prices are high, I always try to look elsewhere for my modeling needs. 

      trainman

    • January 27, 2021 8:49 AM EST
    • Thanks Rick, very interesting!

       

      Fwiw...

       

      Just checked, and you can save the $27 MM shipping and get it from Home Depot or Amazon (prime) for the same price.

       

      It's about $385 direct from Wondercutter.com, but you prob have to add shipping (didn't check); and they don't have an https site, so might be risky...  There are, however, a number of coupons apparently available, searching on "wondercutter coupon" to use on their checkout.

       

       

       

    • January 27, 2021 8:30 AM EST
    • Also you will need more cutting mats.

      Look at the mat surface about midway in the video.

      Dennis

    • January 27, 2021 5:37 AM EST
    • Eric Schade said:

      Better order those kevlar gloves while you have your card out...it looks like that thing is dangerous!

       

      I wonder how long the blades last, i am sure they work best when sharp.

       

      I bought a circle cutter that uses the same blade. Circle cutter is not powered. I recommend you buy a couple extra packs of blades if you decide to get this tool. And like others pricey but if it does what it claims..........

    • January 26, 2021 9:12 PM EST
    • Better order those kevlar gloves while you have your card out...it looks like that thing is dangerous!

       

      I wonder how long the blades last, i am sure they work best when sharp.

    • January 26, 2021 8:23 PM EST
    • Jason V. said:

      Ohhh now that is interesting! but crazy on the price

       

      Yea, but they have a lock on the product, for now.

    • January 26, 2021 8:15 PM EST
    • Ohhh now that is interesting! but crazy on the price

    • January 26, 2021 7:03 PM EST
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      Just ran across this in the latest Micro-Mark catalog, anyone familiar with it.

      Looks like quite a tool and of course it has Micro-Mark's traditional "quite a price", but if it does what it says it will, hmmmm. 

      After reading the ad my first thought was "wonder how fast I could cut a finger off, Devon, don't look at this ad

       

      https://www.micromark.com/Wondercutter

    • December 5, 2020 7:29 AM EST
    • Jon, thanks for this, has been a while since I did my first one and may be doing the c-18 version shortly.

       

      AL P.

    • December 4, 2020 8:35 PM EST
    • 3 years ago I sleuthed out the function of every wire on the two multi-pin plugs on the C-19 tender in order to eliminate the tender circuit boards when doing a battery - R/C install. I've updated the chart today with suggested connection points when using a RailPro Sound & RC module.

       

      Link TO PDF File

    • November 27, 2020 7:39 AM EST
    • It will do ok ...but you have to be patient and cut a little @ a time it will bog or bind.

      I just lower it down and take a quick cut etc... 

      Cutting is easier than a dremel which will want ro run away ..  

    • November 26, 2020 10:07 AM EST
    • Thank you.  I will have to cut a bunch.  Basically, If I can make multiple short sections into one bigger one by cutting down straights, I'm going to do it to reduce rail gaps.  And I have a bunch of odd length sections.  Does the Harbor Freight saw cut cleanly?  I will be driving by a HF next week so might pick one up then.   

    • November 23, 2020 6:58 PM EST
    • Derailed said:

      Preferably.  

       

      The Atlas rail saw was the cleanest hand cut saw ever used IMO (one rail at at a time) . Kinda like shaving ...depends on how clean a shave you are after?

    • November 23, 2020 6:45 PM EST
    • Preferably.  

       

    • November 23, 2020 6:32 PM EST
    • The man is looking for CLEAN cut correct ?