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Like many others I am sure, I cut mine with some scissors and then burn them with a lighter.

But, if you wanted to get a really neat edge how would you do it? I’ve thought about a rope cutter, but can only find straight edge ones. Does anyone know what the manufacturers use to get a really nice rounded edge?
 

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Awhile back I read someone advised to use a couple of quarters, sandwiching the strap end. You can then cut, move the quarters back a couple of mm’s, and burn the ends.


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I only use one quarter - I place the NATO on a flat surface, position the coin over it and then hold everything in place with tape prior to cutting.
 

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Similar to above. I use an appropriately sized coin on top of the nato, place it on a hard surface (chopping board, work bench etc) and use a stanley knife to make the cut, then just finish the edge off with a lighter.

I think manufacturers would use a hot knife. Which, you could probably buy easy enough, but the other items, you're more likely to already have to hand.
 

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I love the Key Ring idea!
I think I am gonna pound a piece of sheet metal round, then heat it up with a torch and use it as a round hot knife.
Great ideas guys, tho I don't think this is the thread for it....
 
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