where's to get a good cable cutter's

Discussion in 'Spare Parts, Tools & Product Developement' started by wan37, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. wan37

    wan37 Member

    I don't want to pay a fortune but would like to know where I can get a good gear cable and brake cable cutter's that don't Frey the ends?

  2. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Nov 27, 2012
  3. Happy Valley

    Happy Valley Active Member

    Quality pliers type cable cutters are not cheap and even they get dull. If you have a rotary tool, use it with a diamond cut-off wheel. I've found that to be better anyway, no fraying or distorting the housing, a nice clean and exact cut every time.
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2012
  4. wan37

    wan37 Member

    Thanks guys
  5. Esteban

    Esteban Active Member

    + 1 .
  6. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    Quality pair of dykes will do, like channel lock or klein.
  7. Racie35

    Racie35 Member

    a cutting wheel on a dremel works well too
  8. V 35

    V 35 Member

    I prefer the Dremel tool, for a clean cut. I coat the wire with a thin bead of epoxy , and let cure , before cutting,
    cut right through the epoxy, and you have a cable that won't unravel. Cutting pliers often pinch the cable, a finish
    nail in a pair of vice grips reforms cable end, allowing inner wire to pass through.
  9. roughrider

    roughrider Member

    Good ideas!