by Jim Exler, Nampa, ID
Here is the method that worked for me.
First, I took my desktop vise and added a piece of foam weather stripping to one face near the top.
Next, I place a tie to be trimmed on the foam and press down until the amount I want to remove is sticking up above the vise jaws. When it is in the correct position, tighten the vise.
Using a wood burning iron I run it across the tie using the vise jaws as a guide. Set as shown at the edge, the roll of removed plastic falls to the workbench out of the way and the metal jaws of the vise are a great heat sink to cool the tie.
Here is the finished tie before it is removed. I will cool in the time it takes you to replace the iron in its stand.
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