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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:39 am 
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I have always "got by" using electrical wire cutter and pliers to cut cable.

This requires a fair amount of effort and damages the cutting edges, and also often some cleaning up of the wire / outer afterwards.

I always baulked at the price of bike-marketed cutters, but last week I finally bought some "Pro's Kit" Wire rope cutters from a seller on ebay for just £8 delivered.

What a revelation! If you don't have a pair then buy a pair now!

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370576048876


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:49 am 
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Couldnt agree more!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:59 am 
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I have a pair of pliers from grandads shed that never fail to cut clenly through cables, old steel is strong stuff.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:11 pm 
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A bit the same here; for years just some crap electrical pliers and when they got blunt had to put them in the vice to cut a cable. Got fed up and then purchased a small quality Bolt Cutter - first rate job with no effort at all.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:04 pm 
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I use a dremel cut off disc for the few times I need to cut cables and outers..... but if I was doing it freequeeently, for sure I'd get cutters.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:50 am 
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You can nibble through quite thick cables with these.

I have a cheap pair of HIT ones and once nibbled through a inch diameter steel cable with them in an emergency.

Quality!


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