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    When would you need to cut 1/4" styrene in N-scale, the chopper works great with strip wood and thinner styrene. You must also keep a sharp blade in it , I have a package of 100 razors and I change the blade every 3 or 4 projects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janbouli View Post
    When would you need to cut 1/4" styrene in N-scale
    Well 1/4" equates to about 40" and that isn't a bad hieght for a work bench But obviously sharp blades are a must, as they are with an exacto knife.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat457 View Post
    They say it will cut up 1/4" of styrene; however, if the "blade" is deforming during a cut, that pretty well defeats the purpose of it.
    I've been reading some tips about the Chopper:

    1. Don't try to cut through thicker material in one go. Cut partway through the workpiece, turn it, then cut from the other side.

    2. Get some heavy duty single-edge razor blades. Standard blades are 0.009-inch thick. Heavy duty are 0.012-inch thick -- one third thicker and less likely to deform when cutting. According to what I have read, the thicker blades are not a total solution, but they do help. I've ordered some 0.012 blades to give them a try.

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