Good deal on flush-cut wire cutter


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/04/19/good-deal-on-flush-cut-wire-cu.html


#2

I love these. I picked up a pair at a hamfest over a decade ago and they were about warn out when I found out that the local Fry’s carries them. They have them on sale for $1.99 from time to time. The regular price is $3.99, so the price in this article is a bit high, but if you don’t have a local store that carries them, it’s not a bad option.


#3

These are not ESD safe. Don’t go clipping off your Arduino leads unless you buy their ESD version. Warning: the ESD version of these cutters do not look nearly as cool.


#4

So i should keep using that pair of toenail clippers I’ve got on my desk, right?


#5

Ordered two! Not the 2 pack, but 2 of the 1 pack. Much better than the toenail clippers I was using last night to trim some wires.


#6

So these work on toenails, right?


#7

I work at home where I keep the humidity in the ESD safe region plus there’s such a thing as ESD apropriate handling. :slight_smile:


#8

I prefer the xuron cutters. Xuron 170-II Micro-Shear Flush Cutter https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000IBSFAI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_zDv2Ab3RW1NNN

Their blades are ground a little differently so when you trim solder leads off circuit boards they don’t end up sharp. Twice as much but still under $9.

Bonus they are made in the USA. Saco Maine


#9

Well duh! But be advised that they do not offer electrical static discharge protection to your toenails.


#10

If I could only get back the decades I spent trying to flush cut wires without these things. In retrospect it was the shift from buying electronics supplies at radio shack (where I never remember seeing these, at least decades ago) to buying over the internet. The long tail cuts my tails short.


#11

Well dang it, was hoping to finally get shed of my nickname, “Sparky”. :wink:


#12

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