Cutters

Cutters are handheld tools designed for cutting a variety different materials, such as wires, and other smaller objects potentially too small to be worked on by hand. Typically consisting of two levers connected closer to one end by a fulcrum, with the shorter end forming the jaw, cutters come in a variety of types and sizes. The three basic types are locking, adjustable and non-adjustable.

In order to ensure user comfort, most models of cutters will have insulated handles, allowing you to be protected whilst working and providing a firm and comfortable grip. In addition to standard insulation or cushioning, some cutters will be VDE-insulated to protect the user when working with electrical equipment.

What are cutters used for?

While the name may be fairly clear, some variations of cutters can also be used to perform other actions. For example, linesmans cutters also have a small flat section along the jaw for gripping objects as well as their cutting surface. The application will dictate which is the best type of cutter for you to use.

Types of Cutters

Used by professionals and DIYers alike to cut wires effectively, there are many types of cutters designed for specific applications:

  • Diagonal cutters, also known as side cutters or side cutter pliers, are ideal for gripping, splicing or cutting wires, as well as stripping wire insulation. They cut by indenting and wedging the wire apart and give a cleaner cut than using a knife or scissors.
  • End cutters are also known as nippers and are used to cut through wire, springs, nails, bolts and rivets. They have an almost flat-bladed head, which allows for a cut close against the surface without digging into it.
  • Wire rope cutters are used for the clean shearing of wire rope without fanning. The jaws pull the wire rope into them and trap the cable before performing a clean cut.
  • Snipe nose or needle nose cutters are designed to hold fine objects and cut them cleanly without applying pressure to the wider area, which larger cutters may do and cause damage.
  • Cable cutters or wire cutters are most commonly used in electrical applications and are designed specifically to be used with cables and wires. While most have some form of covered handle for user comfort, it is important not to confuse plastic or rubber coatings with electrical insulation.
  • Linesmans cutters are popular in communications and electrical tasks. They have a short gripping surface toward the tip of the jaw, and a cutting surface extends back to the fulcrum. They are ideal for cutting leads or stripping insulation.

For more information on cutters, cutter types and best practices, read our comprehensive guide here.


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RS Stock No. 136-7150
Mfr. Part No.38853
BrandWiha Tools
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38853 - Diagonal Cutters 170 mm - - - - Steel 3.5mm - -
RS Stock No. 198-1807
Mfr. Part No.MB442B-8T
BrandTeng Tools
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MB442B-8T Yes Offset Cutters 20 mm 4.0mm No No - Chrome Molybdenum Steel - - -
RS Stock No. 104-5076
Mfr. Part No.T3750 145
BrandCK
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RS Stock No. 136-7479
Mfr. Part No.73 06 160 T
BrandKnipex
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- - Side Cutters 160 mm - Yes - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 198-1822
Mfr. Part No.MB541-5
BrandTeng Tools
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MB541-5 Yes Flush Cutters 17 mm - No No - - - - -
RS Stock No. 815-6381
Mfr. Part No.77 02 120 H
BrandKnipex
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- - Electronic Cutters 120 mm 14.0mm - - - Carbide 1.0mm - -
RS Stock No. 910-7163
Mfr. Part No.T3886
BrandCK
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- - Electronic Cutters 139 mm - - - Yes - - - -
RS Stock No. 106-177
Mfr. Part No.74 02 160
BrandKnipex
PHP1,930.68
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- - Diagonal Cutter 160 mm - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 178-932
Mfr. Part No.2404E
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- - Tip Cutters 130 mm - - - Yes - 1.3mm - -
RS Stock No. 250-4059
Mfr. Part No.503E
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- - Tip Cutters 110 mm - - - Yes - 1.6mm - -
RS Stock No. 136-7485
Mfr. Part No.74 22 250 T
BrandKnipex
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- - Diagonal Cutters 250 mm - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 190-6726
Mfr. Part No.8163 CO
BrandLindstrom
PHP4,701.03
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- - Diagonal Cutters 125 mm - - - Yes - 2.0mm - -
RS Stock No. 600-8189
Mfr. Part No.79 02 125 ESD
BrandKnipex
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RS Stock No. 136-7474
Mfr. Part No.70 06 160 T
BrandKnipex
PHP2,928.94
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- - Side Cutters 160 mm - Yes - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 600-8173
Mfr. Part No.77 52 115 ESD
BrandKnipex
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RS Stock No. 188-3902
Mfr. Part No.S.152
BrandFacom
PHP4,557.07
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RS Stock No. 359-4722
Mfr. Part No.2101G-180
BrandBahco
PHP2,686.38
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- - Side Cutters 180 mm - - - - - 4.0mm - -
RS Stock No. 190-6723
Mfr. Part No.8158
BrandLindstrom
PHP5,344.60
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- - Diagonal Cutters 112.5 mm - - - Yes - 1.0mm - -
RS Stock No. 499-9011
Mfr. Part No.3-675-15
PHP4,223.70
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- - End Cutters 115 mm - - - Yes - 1.2mm - -
RS Stock No. 687-9975
Mfr. Part No.2250V-170
BrandBahco
PHP6,927.43
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- - Flush Cutters 170 mm - - - - - - - -
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