Veroboard trace cutting tool?

From: Tony Duell <>
Date: Sun Dec 5 12:37:46 2004

> However, if I want it to look neater (I meant to mention this in my
> previous message) -- though goodness knows who would care -- I have
> been known to use a scalpel or craft knife to cut the copper either
> side of a hole and then lift off the small redundant piece. I've also
> done that between holes, when I wanted to use two adjacent holes but
> isolated from each other.

If I want to mount a 2-row 0.1" header on veroboard/stripboard (something
I do quite often :-)), I cut down the moddle of each row of holes with a
sharp knife, and remove the little (0.1" wide approx) bits of track with
a hot soldering iron -- they come off very easily. Then I fit the
connector and solder the pins to the 'half holes' that are left. Never
had a problem doing this.

And like you, to cut the traces I use a 3.5mm drill bit in a pin vice.
The latter is a much under-rated tool in my opinion, I'm always using one
of mine for something.

Received on Sun Dec 05 2004 - 12:37:46 GMT

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