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Diagonal Cutters

Discussion in 'Handy Tools & Equipment' started by AussiePhil, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Dedicated Elf Administrator

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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
     
  2. dmoore

    dmoore http://www.HolidayCoro.com

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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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