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cutting shield

Ryan J.

#16272

cutting shield | 9 April, 1998

Has anybody heard of a shield to shield the cutter from flying leads during hand cutting of through hole components. If it collected the leads also that would be helpful. I am thinking of plexiglass or something that the board could be placed under.

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Ron Beasley

#16274

Re: cutting shield | 9 April, 1998

| Has anybody heard of a shield to shield the cutter from | flying leads during hand cutting of through hole components. | If it collected the leads also that would be helpful. | I am thinking of plexiglass or something that the board | could be placed under. Ryan: We have built some cages, triangular sides and a top that goes part way down so that the operator can get his hands and the board underneath. A word of caution, you can't use plexi if you have any ESD considerations. The plexi generates incredble static. We had to use a static dissapative plastic that is about 7 times more exspensive than plexi.

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Steve Gregory

#16273

Re: cutting shield | 9 April, 1998

| Has anybody heard of a shield to shield the cutter from | flying leads during hand cutting of through hole components. | If it collected the leads also that would be helpful. | I am thinking of plexiglass or something that the board | could be placed under. I've seen a set of electric lead trimmers that has a little plexiglass sheild, and what they call a "lead catcher" on it. Marshall sells them, and they're made by a company called Advanced Systems Group...they're in the latest Marshall's catalog. -Steve Gregory-

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