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3 Must-Have Tools for the Model Railroader

Xuron® Model Railroader's Tool Kit.

Three tools no model railroader should be without are a good serrated pliers, a Micro-Shear® flush cutter, and a trustworthy, precise track cutter. Wouldn’t you agree?

And there’s never been a better time to lay your hands on all three than right now! That’s because we’re giving away a TK 2200 Model Railroader’s Tool Kit to one lucky winner. More about the giveaway later … First, I want to tell you about this tool kit.

The TK 2200 Tool Kit features the Model 450S TweezerNose™ Serrated Pliers, a Model 410T High Precision Micro-Shear® Sprue Cutter, and the Xuron® Model 2175B Track Cutter.

Tools are bundled together in a convenient and durable tri-fold pouch that keeps them clean, protected and organized. The pouch even has two unused narrow pockets ideal for storing tweezers, or a straight edge hobby knife.

Xuron® Model 450S TweezerNose™ Pliers.
Model 450S TweezerNose™ Pliers

Precision Pliers for the Model Railroader

All Xuron® pliers have finely-shaped, tapered jaws that align perfectly with each other for a secure, “no-twist” grip. Fine serrations in the jaw surface of the Model 450S TweezerNose™ Serrated Pliers let you pick up and hold objects gently, yet securely, without excessive, damage-causing pressure.

Its pivot-points are optimally placed for just the right leverage, and the handles have just the right “feel,” so that you can apply the gentle, controlled grip you need to hold small, soft parts without damage.

Xuron® Model 410T High Precision Micro-Shear® Sprue Cutter.
Model 410T Original Sprue Cutter

High Precision Micro-Shear® Sprue Cutter

The Model 410T is ideal for plastic sprue cutting and general wire work. Its tapered tip makes it easy to access extremely restricted spaces. This will cut soft wire up to 22 AWG (0.64mm). You’ll find the soft Xuro-Rubber™ grips and Light-Touch™ spring provide you a precision feel and all day comfort.

Let’s Not Forget the Track Cutter!

Xuron® Model 2175B Track Cutter.
Model 2175B Track Cutter

Ask any model railroader and they’ll tell you about the Xuron® Model 2175B Track Cutter. Its jaw blades are designed to cut through the HO, N, and Z scale rail from top-to-bottom.

The 2175B leaves cut ends of the rail practically burr-free, so clean-up is not required. One end will be flush, straight and smooth; the other will be rough. Simply turn the tool around and cut again to clean up the rough end. This tool will cut solid nickel-silver or brass rail up to code 100 (.100”) high.

Makes a Great Gift for Anyone Who Loves Model Railroading

Xuron® Model Railroader Tool Kit.
Xuron® Model Railroader’s Tool Kit

Father’s Day is right around the corner, but model railroading is in no way limited to the guys. Folks of all ages love building creative layouts! My personal favorite thing about this hobby is the story behind each layout … recreating a slice of history or a special memory.

Model Railroader Tool Kit Giveaway Details

This promotion runs throughout the month of May. One winner will be randomly drawn during the first week of June from active newsletter subscribers and entries received by May 31, 2021.

So, if you’re not yet a subscriber to the Xuron® Model Railroader’s Tool Box, click on the subscribe box to the top right of this article, and subscribe today!

Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond. If for any reason, you do not respond, your prize will be forfeited and offered to another winner.

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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.

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