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Subject: Removing die cast counters from their sprues rss

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Roy Hasson
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Hi all,

Any recommendations on how to remove die cast cardboard counters
from their sprues? Just popping them out leaves torn edges sometimes.

Thanks,

Roy
 
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Cut them out with a very sharp knife or rotary cutter.
 
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After an incident I'd rather not detail, I prefer to go with the possibility of torn edges than blood covered counters.
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Tuomas Riekkinen
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cut them out with sharp knife
 
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Richard Irving
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Most German game cardboard pieces will almost fall out of their sprues of their own accord.

For wargame counters, which usually aren't die cut as deeply, I usually take care to take several layers of counters and snap them for a clean break apart.

Some people prefer a cleaner eadge and usea razor blade or exacto knife to cut out the counters. The really fastidious will also clip the corners off as well.
 
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I sympathize with your problem. I just got a copy of Drakon 3rd edition. It has a ton of very thick tiles that were cut with a dull punch it seems. I ended up ripping one of them which disappointed me. Next time I will be getting on the knife to cut the tough ones like this game. Most games I don't have a problem though.

 
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I'll try the hobby knife. Thanks for the tips! I just got the new
Against the Odds game (the Golden Horde), and was staring at all
those counters wondering what to do.
 
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Geosphere wrote:
After an incident I'd rather not detail, I prefer to go with the possibility of torn edges than blood covered counters.

Oh c'mon - a little blood just adds character!
 
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Just use a sharp pair of scissors. No blood, no tufty counters, no nasty tears.
 
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Geosphere wrote:
After an incident I'd rather not detail, I prefer to go with the possibility of torn edges than blood covered counters.


Anything to do with the woman with no hands? No wonder you felt guilty...
 
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I use small wire cutters.
 
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