While our small diagonal cutters are great for hobby use, sometimes you need something with a little more bite. These electronic snippers are great for cutting wires and component leads. They have a cushioned handle which makes them much more comfortable to use. These snippers can be used are wire cutters if the need be, and are great if you're looking for something a little better than hobby grade.
Whether it's for assembling a kit, hacking an enclosure, or creating your own parts; the DIY skill is all about knowing how to use tools and the techniques associated with them.
Skill Level: Noob - Basic assembly is required. You may need to provide your own basic tools like a screwdriver, hammer or scissors. Power tools or custom parts are not required. Instructions will be included and easy to follow. Sewing may be required, but only with included patterns.
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Based on 6 ratings:
After struggling with more inexpensive diagonal cutters that tend to wear out or develop notches alarmingly rapidly, I purchased this pair hoping to have a more reliable tool. Having owned these diagonals for a few years now, I can testify as to their quality - comfortable to use, quite strong, and largely impervious to dings and dull ends. I removed the angle adjuster as I found it got in the way when making quick cuts (i.e. removing motors trailing a fine wisp of smoke from your fighting robot two minutes before the next match), but overall an excellent choice, and like any tool well worth the extra cash.
These snippers are well made and ground so that the entire length of blade cuts well. I have made perhaps 50 cuts so far (I have only had them one week) and there are no chips or distorted edges. I could buy these again.
I really like these. I decided to pay a few extra bucks for these and I must say I'm not disappointed. They are excellent.
This tool is cheap compared to what the good ones cost (>$50). I have a few notches from cutting heavier gauge wire, but 22awg solid is still a clean cut. Don't beat them up (don't cut wire bigger than 18-20 awg) and they'll last a looonnng time.
I have had my first pair since 2007. I nearly use them for precise cutting but have since branched out. I have actually worn mine out so it cannot cut. I have a second pair now for the very precise clipping and use my original for the general-purpose snipping. I have used a lot of crap cutters but there is nothing that comes close to the precise cuts of this pair..