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    I was trying to cut the barrel of a Zzap Gun with my GW Side Clippers (for my Wazzdakka Gutzmek conversion,) and one of the blades snapped off. I thought those things were invincible, but I was wrong. I needed those, but at least now I have learned to use a saw when necessary.

    Has this, or anything like this, happened to anyone?


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    *gasp*

    You may be forced to use toe-nail clippers!
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    Good God, don&#39;t do that&#33;&#33;

    Hey, wait a minute, that guy has a Zzap gun and twin-linked autocannon?&#33; Uh oh. But, yeah, don&#39;t use toenail clippers unless your life depends on it, and I wouldn&#39;t ever use them on pewter. Who knows if those clippers can take the stress, although I would have expected Citadel clippers to take that kind of stress for much longer than that pair lasted. I will be more careful in the future with mine.

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    I tried using GW clippers on a metal rod which i was using in my scenery for spent bullets and it dented them&#33;
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    With the best will in the world, the GW tools are no better than they have to be. I wouldn&#39;t trust the clippers to get through more than about a diameter of 2mm of pewter, and certainly not something like brass rod (bullet casings). A saw, or a larger, tougher pair of snips (bought from a hardware shop) is prescribed here.

    The best use, arguably the only use for the GW clippers is in removing plastic parts from sprues. This saves tearing the bits off which might damage&#39;em. Any plastic scabs can be removed with a scapel later.
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    Thats sort of happend to me , well mine are just all bent it lots of differant places but all the smae they are now "unusable" I have leant from this that hardware stores such as b&q are cheaper and better quality...

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    I have never brought GW clippers, if i need them, i go round my mates and use theres&#33; They usualy break because the spring go though.
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    For awhile, I really thought those clippers were invincible.

    Alright then, I will replace the clippers. I will try a hardware store, or possibly a hobby shop. I will not buy any GW tools any more, too much money, and no warranty. Thanks for all the feedback.

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    This was an eye-opener. I think I&#39;ll have to go to a hardware store sometime too...I need a tape measure (badly) and a fine saw...

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    Thats the point of a forum like this one. Sharing experience and suggestions.

    Yeah, Games Workshop tools and glues are okay for beginners, but there is better/cheaper out there. Remember the overheads for Games Workshops stores is fairly high, and hiring specialist staff just to sell cheap tools is a false economy unless you rack the prices up a bit.
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