This is a homemade stripboard cutter. I already have a commercial
stripboard cutter, so why make another? My commercial cutter is really
horrible to use, the handle is tiny, uncomfortable, and the cutter isn't
nearly sharp enough. This makes it frustrating to use. My homemade
version is bigger and sharper, it's now a pleasure to use! The larger
handle and sharp blade mean it takes no effort to cut the tracks in the
right places. What is a stipboard cutter ? It's a tool for cutting the
tracks on a prototybe board to disconnect parts of the circuit that
shouldn't be connected.
This tool won't take more than 15 minutes to make.
A wooden handle or a stick to carve your own from (I used a branch out of the garden)
4mm drill bit (new and sharp is best). This will form the cutter.
3.2mm drill bit.
Sandpaper if you're carving your own handle.
Electric Sander (helpful)
I carved the handle from a small branch I found in the garden.
Sand the handle smooth.
Drill a 3.2 mm hole in the handle for the 4mm drill bit.
Push the 4mm drill bit into the handle, this will take a little force, it should be a tight fit.