Upgrading my craft knife

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  1. Mark4mm

    Mark4mm Full Member

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    Hi seen as though I am going to be concentrating on building O gauge wagon kits I need to upgrade my craft knife. At the moment I am am using a Stanley knife :facepalm:but need to use something better.
    Any advice on what type I should purchase will be a great help.
     
  2. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    I always use swann Morton scalpels fitted with 10 and 10A blades bought from ebay - I bought a box of 10 nickel no 3 handles about 10 years ago and a box of each of the 10 and 10 A blades and I am still using them.
     
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    Thanks Rob for the reply most helpful mate:thumbup:
     
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    Another endorsement for Swann Morton here. I use a no 4 handle - they'll last a lifetime.

    Matt
     
  5. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Like Rob I use swann morton scalpels and craft knives

    Prime suspect is the Plastic handle version, Amazon link

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    but I do have the metal handles as well, and normally use the number 1 & 2 blades

    I usually use Squires for my supplies

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    These I use for general work, and the No. 3 scalpel handle

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    And like Rob the 10A and 11 blades - from Squires 95p for a pack of 5, or 20 packs for £14.99 (100 blades), these are used for fine work.

    Paul
     
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    Thanks Guys I’m going to place an order at squires.
     
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