Re: Molded-on Grab Irons (was: Heap Shields)

Schuyler Larrabee

Thanks, Bill, for the product numbers. They seem pretty thick, and one advantage of the Xacto
blades (if you knock off the corners) is that they are thin. Do you not find these tools sort of
bottom out on adjacent, um, "stuff?"


I agree with Tom. It's a great tool. None of the collateral damamge that comes with Xacto chisel

You will need to keep your whetstone handy for continued good performance. It does need periodic

Bill McCoy
Jax. FL

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Micro-Mark makes a tool that you can use to remove cast-on ladders, grabs and other offending
items without
damaging the car bodies. I have the standard sized model and really does work!

It is a stainless steel chisel, 6-1/2" long and 4mm wide. The catalog description and part
number is: #80893 Plastic
Modeler's Chisel @ $18.95.

It also comes in a smaller version. The catalog description and part number is: #82709 Special
Narrow Version with
2mm wide cutting edge @ $18.95.

You can order on-line at: <>

The tool is listed in the Holiday Catalog on page 33.

Best regards,
Tom Olsen

Thomas M. Olsen

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