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Photo Etch Cut-Off Set - Large

Product # SMS016

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Dec 19 2016

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This tool set from The Small Shop is the Photo Etch Cut-Off Set - Large.  Use for removing larger pieces from the PE frets. Especially useful for Ship builders and Railroad hobbyists.

Features of this tool:

  • 100% Made in the USA

  • Two 8" x 10" black Plexiglas bases

  • Clear Press with Knob - 1 Large & 1 Small

  • Especially useful for large Naval and Railroad projects.

  • Makes removing PE parts from the fret a cinch!

  • Close accurate cuts mean little or no cleanup

  • Blade won't skip or break like when cutting on Glass.

  • Clear press allows you to see and hold the parts

  • Press combined with acrylic base keeps photo etch flat

  • Photo etch doesn't deform as when using a cutting mat or scissors

  • SGT. Craig Walker shown using Large Cutting Kit

  • Black bases provide excellent contrast

  • Helps keep photo etch organized

  • Parts donít fly away into the carpet monster

  • Use with a hobby knife and Excel #10 or #22 or other curved blade (not included)

  • Instructions included.

  • Minor assembly required


More information can be found on their FAQ page.

  • Model: SMS016

  • Shipping Weight: 1lbs

  • Manufactured by: The Small Shop - Kalama, WA

I've been a fan of the The Small Shop products since I got my first Hold and Fold long ago.  They are a family run business that make very high quality product.  They also carry a variety of other scale modeling tools by other manufacturers.

All their products are made in the USA.

You can purchase this and other quality scale modeling tools directly from The Small Shop or from the many retailers that carry their products.  

Please check their Authorized Dealer's page for more ordering choices.

Steve Bamford

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