Hasegawa TryTool Modeling Punch A

KIT #: TT-35
PRICE: 2000 yen (about $22 at today's exchange rate)
REVIEWER: Scott Van Aken

It isn't very often that folks send in tools but this time, I was quite intrigued by this punch set. I have known that Hasegawa produces a variety of modeling tools and materials under its TRYTOOL line, but this is the first time I've seen any of it.

This set is a punch set that includes punches in three different diameters: 2 mm, 2.5 mm, and 3 mm. This is basically the small set. Now I know that you are supposed to use a hammer on these to punch a hole, but I wondered if it could be used by hand.

Selecting a piece of rather thick plastic card, .8mm/.030inches according to my calipers, I set it down on some paper and started twisting it. I used the 2mm tip. The end is quite sharp as I was able to cut through the plastic and several sheets of paper rather easily. The result is shown in the small image to the right.

I can see how this would be extremely useful in building instrument panels in various scales as well as any time one needs a disc for a project. I'm not sure what the US price will be as I've not found a US store that yet carries them, but compared to some other similar items, it is competitively priced.

February 2010

Thanks to www.dragonmodelsusa.com for the review set. Get yours at your local shop or on-line retailer.

If you would like your product reviewed fairly and quickly, please contact me or see other details in the Note to Contributors.

Back to the Main Page

Back to the Accessories Index Page