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Proses Track Cutter
« on: June 14, 2017, 02:21:33 pm »
Does anyone have any experience of this? Looks like a new addition to the Proses range.

http://proses.com/a1hobbyshop/product_info.php?products_id=239

Hattons have it for about £75.

I have Xurons, but it turns out I'm going to have a lot of small pieces to cut, so I'm wondering if this might be a quick way of repetitively doing it.
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Re: Proses Track Cutter
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2017, 02:27:48 pm »
It strikes me (like many Proses tools) as being a sledgehammer to crack a walnut. No first hand experience of it though.

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Re: Proses Track Cutter
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2017, 02:30:59 pm »
I do tend to agree, but the ability to easily batch & repeat does make it a bit more attractive. Just not sure it's £75's worth of attractive, though  :confused1:
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Re: Proses Track Cutter
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2017, 03:48:40 pm »
Very posh, but an Xacto fine bladed metal saw and a block of wood with a couple of grooves in it to hold the track securely does the job just fine for me.  I can make a fine cut in-situ (for example adding a section break to previously laid track).

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Re: Proses Track Cutter
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2017, 04:10:54 pm »
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Re: Proses Track Cutter
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2017, 04:15:57 pm »
Looks like it's designed for OO/HO rather than N.

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Re: Proses Track Cutter
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2017, 04:25:18 pm »
I use a cutting disc in a minidrill, also use one toremove any burrs and to chamfer the cut ends so that rail joiners slip on more easily. Can also cut section breaks/isolation in situ.

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Re: Proses Track Cutter
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2017, 04:50:35 pm »
Looks okay if a bit expensive.

I wonder how hot it cuts. I have used a dremel on occasions to cut track and you have to be careful as the chairs melt very, very easily. First few time it happened before I realised there was any heat being generated.
Since then when using a dremel I have cut very gently stopping from time to time to let rail cool.

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Re: Proses Track Cutter
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2017, 08:29:27 pm »
Very posh, but an Xacto fine bladed metal saw and a block of wood with a couple of grooves in it to hold the track securely does the job just fine for me.  I can make a fine cut in-situ (for example adding a section break to previously laid track).

I used to use that method before I bought some Xurons but it's nigh on impossible for curves.

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Re: Proses Track Cutter
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2017, 05:20:36 am »
A Xuron followed by a Dremel with the cutting wheel to flatten off the ends of the cut would be a cheaper and just as effective a way of making rail cuts. However, thanks for the OP as Proses looks like it makes some gear that might be useful to me.

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Re: Proses Track Cutter
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2017, 07:30:55 am »
I had to divide an already built model railway, about 10 tracks to cut, I found holding the rail with a pair of square nosed pliers while using a dremel to cut was the best way. Stopping every few seconds, so it didn't get too hot.

 

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