Hi All, I have several Real Model resin kits to build and would like ideas on resin cutting. Looking through catalogs there are a couple mini power saws out there. Would any of what’s on the market be a good choice for cutting resin pieces from the pour blocks?
I did the cutting on my recent M813 with a hand saw but hopefully there are some powered options.
Sorry for the delay. I tried a couple of thin diamond coated discs I had at the office. One had a smooth (no teeth) edge and the other had small teeth. Both worked equally well on the bottom of an old resin model in my stash. Being dental items I’d recommend against buying them due to cost. I found these on amazon and they might get the job done just as well.
Wet cutting controls dust but it’s a mess. Unless there’s a lot of water you’re going to end up with a clump of dust mud obscuring your view of the area you want to cut.
The spray booth is a good idea but I’d still pair that with a respirator.
BTW, the dental discs I tested are made by Komet USA. Nice but too expensive for hobby use.
It’s best to cut close, but leave some block left to sand down. Remember, you can always sand the block away with various grits of sandpaper. You want the sandpaper with a plastic film backing…Wet Sanding sandpaper because regular DRY sandpaper disintegrates under water because it’s paper.
I wet sand in a basin filled with water while wearing a respirator and gloves. I use a razor saw to cut away the pour block and then wet sand to the surface of the piece. Wet Sanding sandpaper can sand down anything to the surface if you spend the time, patience, and care…sure beats making a cutting mistake using saws.
Use triangular wire snippers to snip away block remnants close to the piece and then wet sand off any remaining burrs.