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Tip of the Month: Photoetched parts cleanup

I never know how to properly work with photoetched parts – most notably, how to get them off the parts trees. I use a pair of Xuron brand flush-cutters, and try to cut as close to the tree as possible, but I always get a sharp nub on the removed piece.

How do I smooth it after it’s off the tree? I use sandpaper, but the part usually gets bent out of shape, leaving me frustrated.

Thomas Borowski
via E-mail

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