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A few weeks ago, I started cutting out my Korea counters with my usual method of two Xacto knives; a large knife to cut a block out of the sheet and a small one to separate and clean up each counter. It has been awhile since I needed to cut this many counters. Last time was before I knew about the Oregon Laminations corner cutter. After doing one KFW sheet the old way, I ordered a 2mm deluxe OLCC for the half inch counters. Yesterday, I used it for the the first time. I like it. It is faster and more consistent.
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Yeah, it works great. And it is also very handy when you just need to do a couple that haven't been clipped yet from something new, just to get going on a scenario. Grab it and clip. Done.

I use the 3mm for 5/8 counters it makes it so the entire counter will just fit completely inside a hex. Which is nice when several vehicles are next to each other.


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I like that model too, but be gentle with it: it is ... designed ... so that all of the force of cutting is channeled to a pretty weak plastic part. If you feel it sticking while trying to cut a counter, don't force it. I find that's a good signal that's it's time to switch hands and cut with your wrong hand for a while.
 

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Yeah, it works great. And it is also very handy when you just need to do a couple that haven't been clipped yet from something new, just to get going on a scenario. Grab it and clip. Done.

I use the 3mm for 5/8 counters it makes it so the entire counter will just fit completely inside a hex. Which is nice when several vehicles are next to each other.


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That's good to know. I worked through the math a couple of weeks ago (using AutoCAD Map3D, not pencil/paper) and it seemed that the 3mm was the way to go. Trimmed just enough to keep a 5/8" counter within a standard hex. Glad to know they actually do fit given the slightly non-symmetric hexes. Will likely purchase a 2mm and 3mm clipper soon.
 

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That's good to know. I worked through the math a couple of weeks ago (using AutoCAD Map3D, not pencil/paper) and it seemed that the 3mm was the way to go. Trimmed just enough to keep a 5/8" counter within a standard hex. Glad to know they actually do fit given the slightly non-symmetric hexes. Will likely purchase a 2mm and 3mm clipper soon.

Been using the 2mm for 1/2" .

The 3mm is just enough over the 2.5mm to make them fit ..... just. The slightly larger radius makes them less prone to catching on neighboring counters too.

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While I have never claimed to be the greatest, I have won the Texas Team Tournament and finished third at ASLOk. You? -- jim
It's just a joke, and I wasn't responding to your post, just posting after yours. I started playing about a year and a half ago, and won six out of about twenty games at ASLOK last October. Hopefully I can only get better as I get more experienced.
Have a great day.
 

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While I have never claimed to be the greatest, I have won the Texas Team Tournament and finished third at ASLOk. You? -- jim
You kept repeating "floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee" at winter offensive. Are you sure you didn't also say you were the greatest?

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Michael,

Be careful not to close it too far or hard. It may break. The only real complaint I have seen on it.

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I love the look of clipped counters.

I am too lazy.....

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It's just a joke, and I wasn't responding to your post, just posting after yours. I started playing about a year and a half ago, and won six out of about twenty games at ASLOK last October. Hopefully I can only get better as I get more experienced.
Have a great day.
The whole clip / don't clip debate is more or less tongue in cheek for me. I clip. I use a tower when space permits (but please, for the love of God, make sure I can read the faces of the die in your tower without having to move from my seat if you're using one too) and a dice cup otherwise. I like precision dice but only if they have pips (no foil or faces embossed). I have many quirks for sure. The only hard and fast line I draw with ASL is I use the IFT. I will use the IIFT if you insist, but I won't be bothered to look it up. If I roll less than a 5, it's a 2KIA, otherwise it's a 1KIA until you prove otherwise by looking it up for me ;) -- jim
 
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