Thursday, October 06, 2011

X-Acto Deluxe Hobby Tool Set has it all

X-Acto Deluxe Hobby Tool Set

I've seen the smaller X-acto tool sets, but the X-Acto Deluxe Hobby Tool Set is new to me. I want to carry it with me at all times for spur-of-the-moment model-making! I suppose I would need a larger drill bit or two, but check out what this set includes:

   • #1 knife with #11 blade
   • #2 knife with #2 blade
   • #5 knife with #19 blade
   • 8 blades, including #7, #11, #13, #16, #17, #22, #26, and #28
   • Jeweler’s screwdriver
   • Block plane
   • Balsa stripper
   • Spokeshave (so tiny!)
   • Two routers (I would call them 'scorps', I think.)
   • Four gouges
   • Pin vise
   • Sanding block
   • Three drill bits
   • Coping saw and blades

That's a pretty impressive set of model-making tools, all in a nice little wooden chest.

Blick Art Materials sells the X-Acto Deluxe Hobby Tool Set as does Amazon under the name Xacto X5087 Deluxe Hobby Tool Set.

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Blogger Unknown said...

how do you use the stripper?

April 18, 2017 at 8:29 PM  
Blogger Dug North said...

I believe the stripper has an X-acto blade set a specific distance from a straight edge. By running the tool along the edge of a soft wood, you can cut uniform thin strips. So, perhaps it should be called a "strip maker". They are mostly used on balsa. Many model and miniature makers use them.

April 20, 2017 at 9:42 AM  

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