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Old 16th March 2007, 11:39 PM   #1
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Hi,

Its not speakers really but most people seem to read here and you guys know about tools!

I need a pair of pointy-nosed wire clippers. I have some normal wire clippers but I need to get in to a tighter gap. Anyone know where I can get some with a nice pointy cutting end?

Here are my current ones

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Old 16th March 2007, 11:42 PM   #2
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Go to the local dollar store, get a pair of cheapies and hit your nearest grinding wheel. This is a diy site afterall and no I'm not joking, I have many "altered" tools.
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Old 16th March 2007, 11:46 PM   #3
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Actaully thats not a bad idea! If someone knows where I can buy a pair right off though then that would be nice and easy
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Old 16th March 2007, 11:53 PM   #4
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How thick are the wires you are cutting?
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Old 16th March 2007, 11:55 PM   #5
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About 1.5mm solid core, so not that easy.
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Old 17th March 2007, 12:07 AM   #6
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Hmm... not familiar with something like that. I was thinking you might use the heavy duty scissor type snips but I think they wouldn't be up to the task..
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Old 17th March 2007, 12:13 AM   #7
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No problems, I'll give your first suggestion a go. Cheers!
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Old 17th March 2007, 12:46 AM   #8
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Thumbs up Channellock


The only brand I use anymore...

Just buy them new, it will save you grief in the long run.

http://www.channellock.com/acb/store...ter_P31C16.cfm

http://www.channellock.com/acb/store...g_R_P62C16.cfm

http://www.channellock.com/acb/store..._-_B_P98C9.cfm

http://www.channellock.com/acb/store..._Pliers_C9.cfm

http://www.channellock.com/acb/store...Pliers_C16.cfm

http://www.channellock.com/acb/store...CHAMP__C12.cfm

http://www.channellock.com/
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Old 19th March 2007, 04:52 PM   #9
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And the new ones!

They look burned because I heated them up and cooled them very fast after the grinding to harden the cutters.

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Old 19th March 2007, 06:04 PM   #10
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Hey Tenson,

I hope you got them hot enough to temper before you quenched. That would have meant removing the plastic handles. If not the heating will have distempered the metal making them weaker. Did you not have a can of water beside you while grinding?

That being said, they should be strong enough for copper still.
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