How To Choose the Correct Cutter


 

Side Cutting PlierLong Nose PlierAngle Cutting NipperDiagonal Cutting Nipper

 

 

How to choose a good Side Cutting Plier:

  1. OPEN and CLOSE of HANDLES
    You should be able to open and close the handles smoothly by using one hand.

  2. “GAP” between JAWS
    There should be at least 0.01”~0.02” (0.2~0.6mm) gap of free space between the top part of the jaws.  It is not good if there is no free space between the jaws.

  3. CLOSENESS of BLADE EDGES
    When you hold up the backside of the blade edge to a light source in a closed position, it is good if you do not see light coming through the blade length.  It is also okay if you see little light through the top part of the blade length (1/5 down from the top).

  4. BLADE WIDTH
    The width of the blade should be the same size.  It is not good if the blade width is irregular.

  5. SHAPE OF BLADE EDGE
    The tips of the cutting edges have a very small “flat” part.  The right blade edge sits on the left blade edge slightly.

    It is not good if the tips of the right and left cutting edges come together.  The blade edges can easily dent, break, and damage quickly.

    It is not good if the left blade edge sits on the right blade edge.  This will result in a poor cut since the joint (pivot) movement will not be smooth.

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How to choose a good Long Nose Plier:

  1. OPEN and CLOSE of HANDLES
    You should be able to open and close the handles smoothly by using one hand.

  2. “GAP” between JAWS
    The first 0.08” (2mm) of the nose should be completely closed at the top.  The tool should have the function to grip an object by the top part of the nose.  It is not good if there is a gap of free space at the tip of the jaws.  The tool is designed to grab objects using the tip of the jaws so if there is a gap, the tool will lose its functionality.

  3. BLADE WIDTH
    The width of the blade should be the same size.  It is not good if the blade width is irregular.

  4. SHAPE OF BLADE EDGE
    The tip of the cutting edges should not be flat.  The right blade edge sits on the left blade edge slightly.

    It is not good if the tips of the right and left cutting edges come together.  The blade edges can easily dent, break, and damage quickly.

    It is not good if the left blade edge sits on the right blade edge.  This will result in a poor cut since the joint (pivot) movement will not be smooth.

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How to choose a good Angle Cutting Nipper:

  1. OPEN and CLOSE of HANDLES
    You should be able to open and close the handles smoothly by using one hand.

  2. CLOSENESS of BLADE EDGES
    When you hold up the backside of the blade edge to a light source in a closed position, it is good if you do not see light coming through the blade length.  It is also okay if you see little light through the bottom part of the blade length (1/5 up from the bottom).

    It is not good if you see light coming through the top part of the cutting length since the tool is mostly designed to cut from the top part of the blade length.

  3. SHAPE OF BLADE EDGE
    The left blade tip is flat and the right blade edge is sharp.  Having one flat and one sharp cutting edge is ideal for cutting twisted copper wire.

    It is not good if the tips of the right and left cutting edges come together.  The blade edges can easily dent, break, and damage quickly.

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How to choose a good Diagonal Cutting Nipper:

  1. OPEN and CLOSE of HANDLES
    You should be able to open and close the handles smoothly by using one hand.

  2. CLOSENESS of BLADE EDGES
    When you hold up the backside of the blade edge to a light source in a closed position, it is good if you do not see light coming through the blade length.  It is also okay if you see little light through the bottom part of the blade length (1/5 up from the bottom).

    It is not good if you see light coming through the top part of the cutting length since the tool is mostly designed to cut from the top part of the blade length.

  3. BLADE WIDTH
    The width of the blade should be the same size.  It is not good if the blade width is irregular.  The blade tips can easily break if they are not identical size.

  4. SHAPE OF BLADE EDGE
    The tips of the cutting edges have a very small “flat” part.  The right blade edge sits on the left blade edge slightly.

    It is not good if the tips of the right and left sharp cutting edges come together.  The blade edges can easily dent, break, and damage quickly.

    It is not good if the left blade edge sits on the right blade edge.  This will result in a poor cut since the joint (pivot) movement will not be smooth.

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