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 Post subject: Flush wire cutters
PostPosted: 15 Feb 2019, 14:36 
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Hi, If you are like me and most other diy builders you use the flush cutters for trimming wires. I wear out the tips in about a year and have pitched many in the bin. It occurred to me this morning that if only the tip is bad, why not grind it off and reshape it? I did that to two pair that were about to go to the bin. It worked. Now I can't be sure if the tip hardness is as good as the original but since I only removed about half a millimeter and reshaped the outsides to make them nicely pointed again it may be fine. Still a no cost solution is a winner. Plus I can do it again and again as needed. :thumbsup:

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Bruce

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 Post subject: Re: Flush wire cutters
PostPosted: 17 Feb 2019, 21:15 
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Bruce have you tried Lindstrom cutters They are Swedish hardened steel. Come in flush and other types of cutters.
They are not cheep but I have had the same set for 30 yrs and they will still cut 36AWG and up. Just do not use them on steel wire.
Here is a look see from Vancouver supplier but I am sure they can be bought from many other places including electronic suppliers.

https://lacywest.com/index.php?main_pag ... mbqtjv1ac6


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