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Old 02-17-2005, 05:32 PM
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Default Scissors and reamers

I've been looking at scissors and reamers since I need to replace a few bodies. Problem is they vary in price so much.

Is there a difference between the ones that cost $5-$10 each compared to the ones that go for as much as $20?

Anything in particular that I should consider?

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Old 02-17-2005, 06:18 PM
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Default RE: Scissors and reamers

hm...scissors and reamers?...I don't know, but I can give you one suggestion. Reamers are not worth their price, so you should find another way to poke holes in the body. I use a lighter and a nail and heat the nail so hot that it just melts through the plastic.
Old 02-18-2005, 12:55 AM
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Default RE: Scissors and reamers

Most hobby shops carry the dynamite brand of scissors for about $12 they are a good pair, mine has stayed sharp for 5 years so far. I have to disagree with reamers not being worth the price, they will give you a nice crisp clean hole that is perfectly round and however big you want the hole to be. Heating a nail would still leave you with mealted lexan that would have to be trimmed up to have a good looking hole IMO.
Old 02-18-2005, 10:34 AM
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Default RE: Scissors and reamers

a drill makes a nice hole
Old 02-18-2005, 10:26 PM
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Default RE: Scissors and reamers

I've read many posts advising against drilling as the bit may "walk" or get a ragged edge. You've had sucess doing this?
Old 02-18-2005, 11:09 PM
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Default RE: Scissors and reamers

I usually put a small hole through where the hole needs to be with the x-acto then run a small (about 3/16th) drill through it then use the reamer to open it up. The small hole from the x-acto help to keep the bit from walking.
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Default RE: Scissors and reamers

yup! But instead, I use the hot nail to open up the hole first and then use a drill to make it as big as i want
Old 02-21-2005, 11:25 PM
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Default RE: Scissors and reamers

I'm a mechanic so I have 'uni-bits' in the toolbox. (kinda expensive, although I've seen 'knock-offs' cheaper) I start it with the x-acto, use the bit with a home made handle, hand drill it to size, and finish with a light sanding. Perfect every time.
Old 02-22-2005, 12:49 AM
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Default RE: Scissors and reamers

sounds cool!
Old 02-23-2005, 06:10 PM
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Default RE: Scissors and reamers

i use a brad tipped drill bits, they pretty much have a sharp thing attached to the end, works great
Old 03-10-2005, 04:10 PM
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Default RE: Scissors and reamers

XTM reamer works perfect for me. I'd highly suggest one.
Old 03-10-2005, 08:25 PM
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Default RE: Scissors and reamers

I love my reamer and lexan sisscors... Will not trim a body without them! They make the job extremely easy and no need to worring about messing up the body!
Old 03-13-2005, 02:31 AM
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Default RE: Scissors and reamers

These dont look bad! http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXJGU5&P=7 i would recomend these just cause of price.


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Old 03-13-2005, 02:41 PM
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Default RE: Scissors and reamers

i used a uni-bit too, but a drill works good aslo. You just have to make a pilot hole to make sure the bit doesn't wonder.
Old 03-13-2005, 05:10 PM
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Default RE: Scissors and reamers

I bought the dubro pack at my hobbytown and they work great. The reamer is ok and the scissors are awesome. I would go with the pack its like $10.

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