Tool - Sprue Snippers

I recently had bought a few box sets of models off of eBay. This left me with a ton of models to de-sprue. I started using my exacto and made it through a few sets of sprue before I had to find a different way to do it.

The next time I was in Hobby Town I picked up a pair of these snips. They were less than $10 and they work like magic. Since the cutting head is at an angle you can cut really close to the bit. This helps you when you go to clean up the bit before assembly.