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Coroplast hinging tool

Old 04-01-2005, 04:38 PM
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Default Coroplast hinging tool

A seam ripper that is sold in fabric/craft stores works great for making perfect hinges in Coroplast. Place the hook inside the flute and run it down the flute at a 45 degree angle and it cuts clean. Costs about $1 or you can borrow one from your wife.
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Old 04-01-2005, 07:53 PM
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Default RE: Coroplast hinging tool

A cutticle cutter will work just as well.
Old 04-01-2005, 08:49 PM
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Did you try the double hook blade tools.

You can find info on spatothebone site.

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There a lot of ways that will work if you have the patience. Still, if you do more than one or two in six months, you will find that the time to build the tool at www.spadtothebone.com will be well worth the trouble. Since I have not yet learned to fly without drama, I use the tool.
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Default RE: Coroplast hinging tool

the tool looks fine too, but I cant imagine it being any easier than it is with the seam reaper. I can cut a hinge easily in under a minute.
Old 04-02-2005, 01:37 PM
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Default RE: Coroplast hinging tool

As I said, it's great if you have not many to build. When I have been building ten and fifteen at a time, it helps to clear the flute in just one pass, and the time per flute is less than 10 seconds if I'm working slow. If you are only building for yourself and two or three wings in six months or so, the seam ripper sounds like a great option.
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Default RE: Coroplast hinging tool

Like O2man said the hook blade is very fast after sometimes.

I can hinge a wing in 4 seconds

But everything is about preference

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Old 04-08-2005, 10:01 AM
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I got one of these and it works great!!! http://www.plastkut.com/
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To date I have built about 20 spads for both members of my club and myself, I use the seam ripper but it does dull after time. I just had to but a new one as using the old one was beginning to be difficult to use, but heck, the first one lasted a year and only costs a buck. Spadinator, where did you find that fancy tool of yours. The web site looks as though the only sell to distributors. Looks like a great tool, expen$ive?
Old 04-08-2005, 04:24 PM
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I had a discussion with the owner because he's near me and if memory serve it was 19.99.

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Old 04-08-2005, 06:46 PM
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ORIGINAL: dbruening80

To date I have built about 20 spads for both members of my club and myself, I use the seam ripper but it does dull after time. I just had to but a new one as using the old one was beginning to be difficult to use, but heck, the first one lasted a year and only costs a buck. Spadinator, where did you find that fancy tool of yours. The web site looks as though the only sell to distributors. Looks like a great tool, expen$ive?
I got that from my LHS......I have been hired by them to build Spads for them to sell. I got it for free but he sells them at $25.00 a piece[X(] It works great.....It would be well worth the money if you build that many planes. It makes hinges really easy!!
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