Well after many years of the same normal routine of using my X-acto knife to slice out the counter sheets and then using a finger nail clipper to clip the corners of a thousand edges, when I first saw the C4 I was amazed and then I bought it.

My life is forever changed! Okay, joking aside this tool is totally awesome and radical. It only costs 19.95 (or about 23.00 with shipping) and Dave ships it super fast. It's small and lightweight and it clips the corners off of counters at lightning speed. I have not yet fully put it through my trial of a monster game yet. But in my tests I was able to clip about 8 counters in the time it used to take me to fingernail clip one, yes one counter. I could probablly do 10, the instructions recommend 7-8, but the package exclamis that up to 10 counters can be clipped at once.

Here is Dave King's web site (I am sure he won't mind me marketing his product).


A few years back I purchased a X-acto knife set and a very nice plastic cutting board. Along with this C4 tool these are probably some of the best investments I have made in this hobby.

Next up on the chopping block I have WAW's Barbarossa, Bulge 44, S&T's Cobra, Drive on Kursk and then I'll start some monsters.

This is such a great knife (and it makes for a nice Christmas gift as well.

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Comment by Don Lazov on August 28, 2009 at 5:36pm
Oh, mine came with the felt (must have one of the first ones cause I did not have the option).

The felt base works for me and I have generally used it on a wood table.
Comment by Steve K on August 28, 2009 at 5:18pm
The C4 cutter has either a foam base or a felt base, according to the website. Just wondered which type people preferred, since I've never used the C4 myself.
Comment by Don Lazov on August 28, 2009 at 2:00pm
foam or felt base what?
Comment by Steve K on August 28, 2009 at 1:20pm
Would you recommend the foam base or the felt base? Wasn't sure what the difference would be. . .
Comment by Don Lazov on April 6, 2009 at 4:30pm
I suppose the knife and pressure all have an element in that.

My ASL kit is kinda of octagonal sort of, once you get used it it's not so bad. I have seen some guys and theirs are not as cut as my, it's depends on pressure, knife blade etc.
Comment by Steven Mitchell on April 6, 2009 at 3:48pm
Hmmmm... I'd purchase, except that, in the pictures I'm seeing, the corners seem to be far more octangonal than I like to see. I prefer a gentle rounding of the corners when I clip. Are they guides at all adjustable? Or is 'octagon' the only setting?
Comment by Don Lazov on December 6, 2008 at 1:19pm

You simply push down. I have tried both the 18 and 12 gauge X-acto knifes, I find that the 18 works the best. I also tried several blades. I found that either the chisel or the regular 18 works best. I don't like the regular 18 so much cause you can make the corners either really small or really large. It depends on where you put the knife blade. With the chisel blade it's the same every cut.

I told Dave I have about 10,000 counters to cut and asked about wearing out the plastic. He told me if I did that he give me a free replacement and a special mention on the most destructive counter cutter he knew (lol). That's pretty awesome for customer support.

For 20 bucks for me it's worth it.

I'll give a time of counter to cut later this evening. I need to go buy some more chisel blades.
Comment by Lewis Goldberg on December 6, 2008 at 12:04pm
So, I wonder two things: do you cut by simply pushing down, or by making a sawing motion? Also, isn't there a danger of the knife cutting into the plastic?

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