Veroboard trace cutting tool?

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Sun Dec 5 05:55:00 2004

On Sun, 5 Dec 2004 11:26:47 GMT, Pete Turnbull
<> wrote:
> So does the genuine Veroboard cutter. It's just a stub drill mounted
> in a blue plastic handle, and its only advantage is that it's easier to
> hold. There's quite a good picture at

Ah... I was under the impression that the cutting edge had a
substantially different angle fro a drill (like describing a 180
degree arc between the cutting surfaces rather than, say, 150

I guess this picture...

... really shows the divot one gets from the real tool.

I might just have to just use the drill press for this task (taking
advantage of the stop to keep from drilling _though_ the resin board

The tool looks handy for more than a few cuts, though. I wouldn't
want to try just holding a bit bare-handed - lots of hand cramps and
slips probably.

> You can probably get one from Farnell in NZ. The part number from the
> (UK, Farnell-In-One) catalogue is 329-538. It looks similar but not
> identical in my catalogue to the one in the CPC catalogue, which is
> interesting because Farnell and CPC are part of the same group and
> share stock. Same price, though, UKP 6.60 (and the NZ price is
> NZ$25.94).

Oy! The NZ price is a lot more than a blank vero board... and so is
the UK price! (for boards in NZ, not the US).

Thanks for the website tip... nice pix.

Received on Sun Dec 05 2004 - 05:55:00 GMT

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