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Ron Dokter
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Hello everyone!

I was removing some counters lately from the countersheet. And you can guess what happend. One counter is badly damaged!!!!!

Is there a easy way to remove counters from the sheets?

And what other tools are used during games?

Thnks!
 
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An exacto knife is the only way you should be removing any counters.
With some older die-cuts (Avalon Hill, Task Force), there's more space between the counters, so you'll need to go back with nail clippers and remove the tufts from the corners. Don't actually cut off the corners, just the bits that stick out.
 
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Ameranth wrote:
An exacto knife is the only way you should be removing any counters.
With some older die-cuts (Avalon Hill, Task Force), there's more space between the counters, so you'll need to go back with nail clippers and remove the tufts from the corners. Don't actually cut off the corners, just the bits that stick out.


I recently got the 3rd edition of Drakon. The tiles are VERY thick and I've got tufts in the middle of the squares. Do you think nail clippers would work on these? If not, any alternative suggestions?

Thanks.
 
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captkayoss wrote:
Ameranth wrote:
An exacto knife is the only way you should be removing any counters.
With some older die-cuts (Avalon Hill, Task Force), there's more space between the counters, so you'll need to go back with nail clippers and remove the tufts from the corners. Don't actually cut off the corners, just the bits that stick out.


I recently got the 3rd edition of Drakon. The tiles are VERY thick and I've got tufts in the middle of the squares. Do you think nail clippers would work on these? If not, any alternative suggestions?

Thanks.


Nailcutters always worked for me, you can also try using a pair of normal sized sharp sissors, those work as welll.
 
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Also be sure to ALWAYS push from the cut side (usually the front of the token/chit/bit) through the back.
 
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Once the counters are separated, try a very fine grade (400-600) sandpaper to smooth the sides. It worked nicely on my pieces of Java. And, of course, patience is the key!
 
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Safely removing counters requires a zen-like approach. Bend the "frame" around the counters slowly and slightly at first, gradually increasing the amount of bend, until you feel the counters starting to "free" themselves. Then calmly massage the counters back and forth until their little nibs start to separate.

I never use exacto knives or anything other than just my fingers to remove counters, and I have about a 99.999999% success rate in cleanly separating counters.

The reason people rip counters is almost always because they were too impatient and they forced the issue.
 
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For wargames (or any other games that have lots of counters in a grid pattern), I use a ... good pair of scissors. They cut clean and fast.
 
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