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Old Dec 07, 2002, 01:47 AM
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The 'score and snap' method works well provided you have a blade with no nicks in it (meaning a fresh blade). You do get some localized delamination of the inner fibers when you use this method but you can go back and apply some thin CA to re-bond those loose fibers.

If you need an absolutely 'clean' cut with no 'brooming' then I recommend you get a diamond cut-off wheel (Orchard Supply has them) for your Dremel tool. Apply two turns of masking tape at the area to be cut, mark and cut (slowly) with the cut-off wheel.

Of course this will generate CF dust, you could 'wet' cut it to lower the dust generation but you will end up with the cleanest cut with little or no fiber-matrix separation.

Regards,
Roger
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