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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #450 on: September 01, 2017, 08:36:54 AM »

I have some shopping to do :P

Yep, me too.

It never ends.

Soon I find myself building a gaming table...
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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #451 on: September 25, 2017, 09:22:23 AM »
That 60mm Fiskars circular blade is awesome, gents - thanks for the recommendations. Had to figure out how to best hold down the counters with the metal ruler (cork side down, even pressure worked best). Only cut my index finger on my left hand twice! Fortunately I didn't get any blood on anything. Holy shit that thing is sharp.  :-[

My wife was looking at a few framed pictures of our kids the other day, thinking out loud those could be put together into one larger frame, perhaps, if they could be cut a bit smaller. Some excess space in their borders, can be done, she said...

To her surprise, she found her dear old hubby rising to the occasion. "I know just the cutter, I'll get one on my way back from work".

All I need now is a couple of new boardgames  O:-)
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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #452 on: September 25, 2017, 09:32:33 AM »
That's a good cutter. The guys here recommended it and it worked very well for me.  :bd:

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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #453 on: September 25, 2017, 09:34:31 AM »
Yep, 2 thumbs from me.  :bd:
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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #454 on: September 25, 2017, 10:00:08 AM »
That's a good cutter. The guys here recommended it and it worked very well for me.  :bd:

Yep, 2 thumbs from me.  :bd:

Sheesh but that thing is sharp.
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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #455 on: September 25, 2017, 10:02:29 AM »
Yeah, watch yer fingers!  :o
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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #456 on: September 25, 2017, 10:38:29 AM »
I cut the index finger on my left hand twice.  :-[

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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #457 on: September 25, 2017, 11:18:10 PM »
Who said we're armchair generals only. We willingly, bravely bleed crimson blood for a chance to command our units  :tickedoff:
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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #458 on: August 27, 2019, 07:54:20 AM »
Edge coloring? 

So some guy on FB is showing off his very nicely clipped counters, with colored edges. So a red counter, gets red edges in the same shade as the counter face.

I must admit, it does look nice, and must make a stack look really good. But it takes counter love too far in my book. 

But then again, I am only a fair weather counter clipper...I like nice counters, and the way they stack, but not going to hold up a good game for it.

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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #459 on: August 30, 2019, 04:56:22 PM »
The kerthunk sound it makes, as each corner is rounded to perfection, is indeed soothing.

Indeed.

Although mine needed two things:

1) More lubrication.

It squeaks quite readily.  I spray some lube into the guts, where the two metal posts are, and it reduces that problem.  Gotta do it occasionally, however, and it still squeaks a bit.


2) Tape over the two screw holes on the guide plate.

When turning counters while inside the guide plate, and without tape over those holes, it would scratch the colored paper on the counters a bit.  Not a big deal after putting a small slice of packing tape across them.  Change it out on rare occasions when an edge of the tape starts curling from regular rubbing.


The counters look damn good though.  \m/

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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #460 on: September 02, 2019, 07:53:32 PM »
That 60mm Fiskars circular blade is awesome, gents - thanks for the recommendations. Had to figure out how to best hold down the counters with the metal ruler (cork side down, even pressure worked best). Only cut my index finger on my left hand twice! Fortunately I didn't get any blood on anything. Holy shit that thing is sharp.  :-[

My wife was looking at a few framed pictures of our kids the other day, thinking out loud those could be put together into one larger frame, perhaps, if they could be cut a bit smaller. Some excess space in their borders, can be done, she said...

To her surprise, she found her dear old hubby rising to the occasion. "I know just the cutter, I'll get one on my way back from work".

All I need now is a couple of new boardgames  O:-)


I have this same model and have cut 100's of counters using it, all mostly done with success.  The issue that I was having was that I would have to take breaks more frequently than I wanted because my index finger (which would guide the cutter) would start to ache after some time.  I then found this one and am really happy with it - and I think my cuts are straighter and with no finger strain:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0001DUJLQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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