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Xuron® Track Cutter Turns 25 Years Old

Xuron®'s Model 2175B Track Cutter has been helping model railroaders cut track for 25 years

Hard to believe, but the Xuron® Track Cutter (Model 2175B) is 25 years old!  We officially debuted it in the fall of 1988 at the (then) Chicago Model Hobby Show.

Xuron®’s Model 2175B Track Cutter has been helping model railroaders cut track for 25 years

With the exception of our packaging, nothing about this tool has changed (if it’s not broke, don’t fix it). It remains one of our best-sellers and is now the standard for cutting Z, N, and HO scale model railroad track.

Since the Track Cutter sits on most every work bench and might be the closest tool to you when you need to cut something, it’s easy to want to use it for anything and everything.  This is natural and perfectly understandable.

Xuron® Model 2193 Hard Wire Cutter easily and cleanly cuts hard wire and nichrome wire

One job the Track Cutter will not handle well is cutting any type of hard wire or nichrome wire. If you’ve tried this you know, it leaves nice little half moon shaped dents in the cutting edge.  Solution for this — next time someone asks what you want for your birthday suggest a Hard Wire Cutter (Model 2193).

This handy tool will easily cut your hard wire and will leave a nice flat cut off end with no spike or burr.

If you have any tips or comments you’d like to share, feel free to leave a reply!

Abby Robey

I am the Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Xuron Corporation. I've had the pleasure of working here for 25 years and one of my favorite parts of the job is meeting Xuron® tool users and hearing the feedback about the products we make.


  1. lee says

    Didn’t realize it’s been over 25 years. Wow. I just signed up as a result of the advertisement on great model railroads 2015. Great tools!

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