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Old 09-28-2013, 08:05 PM   #1
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Question Do you cut your dies apart???

Do you cut your dies apart when they have several pieces? If you do what tool do you use. I seen one on a web site made just for that but can't for the life of me remember where it was.
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Old 09-29-2013, 01:15 AM   #2
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I've never done this. Can't think that any of my dies have several parts to them.
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Old 09-29-2013, 01:35 AM   #3
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I have the leaves and vintage ornament ones from Impression Obsession and yes, I did cut those apart. I just used my Tim Holtz Tonic scissors (going well up into the V of the blades to avoid any risk of damaging the tips) and smoothed the nubs left on the dies with a bit of sandpaper so there was nothing catchy on there.

I'd say check your tool box for tin snips or pliers that have a bit designed to snip through wire if you don't have any of those really strong scissors around rather than buying something marketed as a die snip (which is likely to have a premium price attached to it!).

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Yes, I have a small pair of "pliers" that can snip thin wire. Purchased them at the hardware store years ago....they come in handy. Sometimes I use a metal rasp to smooth the sharp points that result from cutting.
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Yes, I cu them apart and I use my button shank remover because it can get close to the die for a smooth cut.
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:00 PM   #6
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Thanks stamphappy, it worked like a charm.
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Not unless and until I absolutely have to. I used to do beading and have a pair of micro side cutting pliers/snips that I use and have now found its way into my stamping tool box.

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