Wire cutter is one of the most used tools for electrical technicians and engineers. A good wire cutter needs to be both hard & durable yet be light enough to carry around everywhere. In this article, we have listed the 10 best wire cutters based on their performance, comfort in use and cost effectiveness, so do lets us know what you think in the comment section below.
10. Clauss 18429 Titanium Wire Cutters(13.47$)
Made from titanium, the cutter is quite durable and about three times stronger than stainless steel. The cutter has cushioned grips and performs well for the price offered.
9. SODIAL(R) Feibao Professional tools Wire Cutter Plier (2.84$)
One of the most cost-effective buys on our list of cutters. At just 3$, you get a robust tool with spring action. The plier is also comparatively light as it weighs only 2.3 ounces.
8. SE LF06R Professional Quality Mini Round Jaw Diagonal Cutter Pliers(4.95$)
The pliers are 4-1/2″ in length and have round jaws. This wire cutter is supported by a double leaf spring, and the entire assembly is made from 55 HRC carbon steel.
7. Cousin Craft and Jewelry Flush Cutter, 5-Inch(4.50$)
Cousin craft pliers are perfect for small wires and jewellery. The cutter can be used with up to eight gauge wires and have comfortable vinyl handles that make them easy to use.
6. 1 X 4.5″ Side Cutter Diagonal Wire Cutting Pliers (6.06$)
These pliers are available in both red and silver tone for you to select from. Weighing just under 78g, the cutter is 4.5″ long and has an opening width of 16mm. It has no problem handling wires that have plastic insulation around them.
5. Stanley 84-105 6-Inch Diagonal Cutting Plier(5.10$)
150mm cutter has forged steel construction that extends durability. The cutter is covered by a rust-free coating and the product itself either meets or exceeds ANSI safety standards.
4. Channellock 338 8-Inch Diagonal Cutting Plier(19.12$)
Channellock pliers have contoured grip handles that are anti-slip. This tool has a polished high carbon steel body that is 100% guaranteed against breakage and failure.
3. IRWIN Tools VISE-GRIP Pliers, Diagonal Cutting, 8-Inch(15.39$)
Irwin is one of the most popular suppliers of hardware tools and their wire cutter further enhances their reputation. Induction hardened cutting edge stays sharper and like all the quality products, it exceeds ANSI specifications.
2. TEKTON 3386 8-Inch Heavy-Duty Mini Bolt and Wire Cutter(8.18$)
Heavy duty mini bolt and wire cutter is available in sizes between 8in to 36in. The cutter has rolled steel handles with cushioned non-slip rubber grips. It cut bolts, chain and even threaded rods.
1. Hakko CHP-170 Micro Soft Wire Cutter(4.97$)
Our 1 and 2 are separated by popularity rather than performance as both are equally good in doing in their tasks. Hakko product though has over 2200 reviews and has a rating of 4.5/5 stars on Amazon.com; the website also rates it as No.1 bestseller in Industrial and scientific tools. It has a 21 degree angled jaw and a maximum of 16 gauge cutting capacity.