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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:11 am 
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I'm looking to invest in some bicycle wire / cable cutters. Should I go for the £30 park tool ones or can you recommend others of the same / better quality of another brand for cheaper?

Thank you.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:29 am 
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I've just been in the same situation as you! The guy at the LBS said that there was a better value selection at the B&Q across the road from them. So, I ended up buying the JCB extra leverage wire cutters from there. Cuts cleanly through all my cable and outers when I re cabled my bike. £15 saved too 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:00 am 
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i bought the park ones and they are rubbish
best with a good set of sparky's pliers
the ones with the blades in the hinge ,as this cuts inner cable
the best , and use the blade in the jaws for outer
prolly as suggested above


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:15 am 
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I use these
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Icetoolz Cable cutters. They also have a spoke cutter, cable end crimper and a cable outer reconditioner. Top-tastic tool.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:17 am 
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i might try those


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:42 am 
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Not impressed with Park either.

I took the 5-year old Pro cutter from my home workshop to use in my shop workshop as it's been so reliable.

Best one I ever used was an old Suntour one, as it was better at getting into corners. But no point looking for one of those.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:00 am 
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dbmtb wrote:
Best one I ever used was an old Suntour one, as it was better at getting into corners. But no point looking for one of those.


+1 for the suntours!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:34 pm 
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the Cyclo ones (also branded as bikehut) work great, i've not been impressed with the park ones i bout


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:48 pm 
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Bahco 'piano power' that I found in a car park at a local train station.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:06 pm 
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I bought some Jagwire one's a few years back and they've been brilliant. £20 ish i think.


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