Available preorder slots are full. Expected release date is Dec. 2023. We will accept additional orders then if stock is available.
This is a tool for use in model assembly.
Note: We've received information from the manufacturer that due to high demand of this item, there is a possibility that they may not be able to produce all of the needed pieces for orders of this item by the first release date. We will continue to fill orders for this item as more are produced in the future, but please note that there is a chance your order may not be filled in October.
Featuring outstanding sharpness with no white marks left on plastic model parts, the Single-edged Nipper is an essential tool for achieving beautiful finishes on plastic models. To achieve its sharpness, the blade is thin and sharp, with opposing blades designed to be flat like a cutting board. However, plastic model runners are quite tough, causing the thin blade to wear out easily and struggle to maintain its sharpness over extended use.
The Sustainable Nipper Advance is a single-edged nipper that allows you to replace the blade, just like a design knife, restoring its sharpness to a brand-new level. By simply loosening the bolt, you can remove and insert the blade, making blade replacement easy. And by replacing only the cutting edge, you can keep the maintenance cost low while enjoying its sharp cutting performance.
A single-edged nipper with replaceable blade The "Sustainable Nipper Advance" is a modeling-exclusive nipper that utilizes a replaceable blade, a first in the industry. Even if the blade breaks or loses its sharpness, you can bring it back to its brand-new cutting performance by replacing it with a new blade. The body is made of stainless steel, and the blade is made of tungsten, making it resistant to rust and requiring minimal maintenance for long-term use.
Easy-to-replace slide mechanism.
The replaceable blade has a unique U-shaped shape, allowing you to easily remove it by loosening the screw on the fixed plate. When setting a new blade, slide it into the gap of the fixed plate and insert it all the way in, then tighten the screw to complete the replacement. The fixed plate has a rotation prevention mechanism that securely clamps the blade to the nipper body without any gaps. Moreover, it is equipped with a stopper that allows for precise adjustment of the cutting edge engagement, enabling adjustments in case of individual differences in the replacement blades.
Grip designed for comfort
After extensive research and analysis of the force applied to the hand, we have developed a grip shape that is easy to hold. By fitting along the lines of your fingers, it reduces fatigue even during extended use and provides a stable hold. Furthermore, it effectively transfers thumb force to the cutting edge, allowing you to cut gates with minimal effort. In addition, attaching the finger hook attachment to the rear end of the grip enhances the grip and provides a more stable user experience. After use, it can be safely stored with the included dedicated protective cap.
With specially designed replacement blades, it achieves cutting performance comparable to regular single-edged nippers. Both the body and the cutting edge are made of highly rigid materials, allowing for sharp cutting performance anywhere from the tip to the base of the blade. It can also cut plastics with thicknesses similar to runners (approximately 3mm). With its thin and rigid cutting edge, it minimizes whitening on the cut surface, resulting in a clean finish.
Convenient 2-way driver for blade replacement!
The "Sustainable Nipper Advance" comes with a dedicated 2-way driver. It combines two types of drivers for blade replacement and fine adjustment of the cutting edge engagement. The tip is magnetized and detachable for each type.
Includes a cap to protect the blade
The "Sustainable Nipper Advance" comes with a dedicated cap. When attached to the nipper body, it creates space between the cap and the tip of the blade, preventing impact transmission and providing protection. It can be easily removed during use.
A replacement blade set for replacing the blade of the "Sustaina Nipper Advance" will be released simultaneously as a separate item. The storage case contains 3 replacement blades and 3 spare screws for fixing the blade.