Diagonal Cutters

AussiePhil

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Diagonal cutters, those things that trim the wires.

Nothing beats high quality diagonal cutters, i've own cheapies (when i couldn't find the good ones) from the local electronics store and they are often worse than useless.

I have the Lindstrom 8160 diagonal cutter, absolutely great. The ones I own are over 20 years old and apart from some cosmetic melting of the non cutting surface after slicing through a live power cable they are as good as new.
You can still buy them new
http://www.amazon.com/LINDSTROM-PLIER-CUTTER-DIAGONAL-MICRO/dp/B000HYOHSA/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=industrial&qid=1272590104&sr=1-4
Manufacterers site
http://www.lindstromtools.com/tools_cutters_80.htm
The how to chose is good
http://www.lindstromtools.com/tools_cutters_how.htm

Would i buy again: Absolutely, though i would probably buy the RX series.
Cheers
Phil
 

dmoore

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I'll throw in my suggestions from McMaster-Carr www.mcmaster.com (I don't think they ship to AU):

3621A11 Steel Mini Thin-Head Wire Cutting Pliers Cushion-Grip, 20 Deg Head Angle, 11/32" Jaw Length $6.66 Each
3621A13 Steel Mini Thin-head Wire Cutting Pliers, Cushion-grip, 20 Deg Angle Head, 13/32" Jaw Length $11.71 Each

These, while not the .99 cent harbor freight ones, are still not really expensive. Highly recommended.
 
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