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Product Review: Northwest Short Line “The Chopper II”

Posted on Nov 27, 2009 by in Product Review |

I recently purchased a very useful tool at my local hobby shop.  The Chopper II, made by Northwest Short Line, is a device for cutting scale lumber.  By using a rigid blade on a pivot it allows you to make straight cuts on scale lumber up to 1/4″.  This version has a self healing mat on the cutting surface, which should add considerable life to the tool.

By using the stops that come with it making duplicate cuts is very easy, allowing for large numbers of identical pieces to be cut quickly.

  • Overall: 10
  • Provided parts: 10
  • Instructions: 10
  • Value for price: 9
  • Overall quality: 10