I’ll bet that when you think of Xuron® tools, a few well-known and well-used tools come to mind. Today let’s expand your view of what’s available and hone in on a couple possibly lesser known tools to help you bend and form wire, photo-etch, and a variety of materials. These pliers, and all Xuron® tools are available through local hobby shops.
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.
Recently we’ve had a few questions from customers asking how to replace springs on their tools and how to keep them (tools) cleaned and well maintained. I thought I’d share……
This article was originally published on our Blog in September of 2017. We are rebroadcasting it because the content is still very relevant and 2019 represents the 30th anniversary of our introduction of the Model 2175B Track Cutter to the model hobby market. Thank you for 30 years of support and encouragement!
Tips, techniques and commentary from Master Model Railroader Tom Piccirillo
Model builders have never before enjoyed such a diverse assortment of materials for duplicating full-size materials in miniature.
The scale modeler can now obtain corrugated metal, honeycomb sheet and etched materials in the precise sizes and contours needed for model construction, but using old-world tools to trim these materials to size just won’t “cut-it.”