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Mike

Single Blade Nipper 2.0 (ST-A)

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On 1/23/2019 at 11:47 PM, azureglo said:

Me thinks, I should give mine another go but is no match for my Hyper Gate saw last time I tried., does have the distinct advantage that you can actually buy one unlike said saw which is obviously fabricated from Japanese rocking manure...

 

Anil The Tool Junkie

OT I know, but emailing Platz came up trumps for the Hyper Gate saw...
 

These nippers look pretty damn cool too, at this rate I may become a tool junkie...

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I have just got my nippers, well they are the ones in this review as Mike was already using his! Must say they are excellent.

 

Julien

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4 hours ago, 06/24 said:

OT I know, but emailing Platz came up trumps for the Hyper Gate saw...
 

These nippers look pretty damn cool too, at this rate I may become a tool junkie...

Different tools for different jobs, like any hobby. Not wasting hours puttying and sanding "accidents" is worth £20 odd of anyone's money. Just took mine out and tested again, pants at removing tiny parts (especially Airfix with its soft plastic) but way better than the Xurons at everything else as remarked. 

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Mine turned up yesterday. Tax man was clearly looking the other way, So even more reason to celebrate!  🤗

 

In use, They feel light, comfortable & sharp! After the first few cuts, You adapt to them surprisingly quickly, & they have now supplanted the Xurons & even my favourite Tamiya side cutters as the de-facto clippers in the arsenel.

 

Money VERY well spent!!!!!

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On 25/01/2019 at 09:54, BikKit said:

Postman turned up with these this morning.

My! Isn't your postman thoughtful! :) I'm gonna have to press "go" on a drill today, as I've just been having fun with the usual rubbish you get in sets off eBay.  Not great :S

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Press the button Mike, the drill is lovely to use, it's worth the £16 for the drill bit set that comes with it, the drill is a bonus 😉

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18 minutes ago, colin said:

Press the button Mike

Button pressed :)

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I got the drill as well as the nippers (which indeed are stupendous), but be aware that the bits are *very* fragile.  I left behind one of the smaller ones in the hole when trying to extract it via a straight pull, and a larger one through twitching, causing it to snap.

The technique for a safe extraction seems to be to 'unscrew' the drill via reverse rotation.

 

Anyone know if there are compatible micro bits out there that don't need to ship via Alibaba?

 

Mike

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2 hours ago, Chaotic Mike said:

Anyone know if there are compatible micro bits out there that don't need to ship via Alibaba?

Kind of off-topic, but I found DSPIAE being stocked in the UK - HM Hobbies, which is where I got my drill bits from, and yes.  They're incredibly fragile - the slightest tweak to the side and they snap right off :(

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Thankee. How many have *you* broken?  ☺️  And also for the searching tips. It's not as obvious as it could be, IMHO

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On 5/5/2019 at 1:48 PM, Mike said:

Kind of off-topic, but I found DSPIAE being stocked in the UK - HM Hobbies, which is where I got my drill bits from, and yes.  They're incredibly fragile - the slightest tweak to the side and they snap right off :(

They are standard tungsten carbide  PCB drill bits, they will snap unfortunately at these sizes it's in their nature. Easy to get from Amazon for between £5 and £15 depending on how many of each you want. The last box I bought was 5 of each size for about £12 on prime.

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Hi,

 

Looking for some nippers like this - would real like some God Hand but they are too expensive.

 

Any the UK place is out of stock, there are three UK-based eBay sellers but they all sound like the same seller to me and they have too much bad feedback for my liking.  On AliExpress they want $33 which is fine but then there is the risk of another £15 in import duty.

 

Interesting I have seen these - and I am wondering whether they are the same thing just with different branding.

 

https://www.redgrassgames.com/precision-nippers/

 

 

Cheers,

 

Nigel

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Try eBay, otherwise look at the Trumpeter version.  This looks to be suspiciously similar to the DSPIAE one, this is available in the UK. 

 

https://www.emodels.co.uk//trumpeter-single-blade-nippers-for-plastic-parts-09990.html?utm_source=scalemates&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=marketplace

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Hey there. Is this the same nipper as the Mr Hobby one? Looks really close. Got mine through ebay including shipping for around 30€.

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On ‎1‎/‎12‎/‎2020 at 10:09 AM, Soeren said:

Hey there. Is this the same nipper as the Mr Hobby one? Looks really close. Got mine through ebay including shipping for around 30€.

Mr Hobby may be similar but only re-branding I've seen on these is Meng. I have the Meng branded drill and the Dspiae nippers, circle cutter and ruler (which are also excellent).

 

Like some of the other users these have definitely supplanted even my Tamiya nippers and make clean up way quicker and neater now.

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