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What is a SERB?
« on: January 18, 2022, 06:07:28 PM »
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Re: What is a SERB?
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2022, 06:13:24 PM »
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Re: What is a SERB?
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2022, 07:10:25 PM »
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Re: What is a SERB?
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2022, 07:13:40 PM »
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Re: What is a SERB?
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2022, 08:33:26 PM »
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Single Edge Razor Blade

Thanks Man! Why would that be preferable to an exacto like blade?

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Re: What is a SERB?
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2022, 08:40:31 PM »
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Re: What is a SERB?
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2022, 08:42:34 PM »
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Re: What is a SERB?
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2022, 09:02:10 PM »
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Re: What is a SERB?
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2022, 09:07:38 PM »
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Thanks Man! Why would that be preferable to an exacto like blade?

SERB is thinner than hobby knife blades.  About 0.010" vs. 0.020" for #11 hobby knife blade.  That is half as thick. The shape of the blade might also come into play.  It is difficult to guess without knowing the specific usage.
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Re: What is a SERB?
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2022, 10:04:23 PM »
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The steel back of a single edged razor blade also makes it stiffer than an Xacto blade, and because you hold them close to the cutting edge (rather than in a handle) they tend to be easier to handle accurately (at least for me). 
They are also MUCH less expensive.  Box of 100 SERBs at the local hardware is $8, a pack of 100 Xacto #11 is over $40.
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Re: What is a SERB?
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2022, 10:31:30 AM »
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I like the idea of the razor blade. I have a couple and will give them a try. I think it will definitely be easier to get a straight cut. I have to be right over the exacto to ensure I don't angle it in. Thanks for the replies

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Re: What is a SERB?
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2022, 01:05:40 PM »
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Re: What is a SERB?
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2022, 02:46:21 PM »
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When scoring styrene, the thinner blade creates less distortion (raised area) at the edge.

Also, a slightly warped sense of humor is a highly desirable trait for any Railwire member.  Otherwise you will have difficult  time fitting in.

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Re: What is a SERB?
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2022, 05:49:37 PM »
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I don't use styrene for my N scale. I have been using balsa sheets at 1/16 and 1/32. I like how it paints up with budget acrylic. Today I went by Balsa USA and purchased a sheet of basswood. It is inexpensive and should work good for my next project.  I don't want to buy windows or doors that are just so. I enjoy creating my own. It is quite relaxing. As for lightening up, sure I laugh at stuff that is funny, neither of the two clever posts in this thread were worthy of laughter IMO. I didn't appreciate a huge picture of a Serbian( I am part Serb ) or some tired retired remark so they got a thumbs down. Soon as I see something that is funny you will know. So, don't get mad stay light, eh? I hope no one is bent cause I ain't doing the "long time lurker first time poster routine.

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Re: What is a SERB?
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2022, 07:37:33 PM »
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When scoring styrene, the thinner blade creates less distortion (raised area) at the edge.

Also, a slightly warped sense of humor is a highly desirable trait for any Railwire member.  Otherwise you will have difficult  time fitting in.

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Thanks, Peteski, I gave you an upvote (LOL).

As for my reply, it was somewhat in jest but in fairness your post had exactly zero context to work with. Welcome to the Railwire, @Jaeon .
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