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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Description Prix Model Number Non Sparking Type Overall Length Jaw Length VDE/1000V Approved Height Safe ESD Safe Material Maximum Cutting Capacity Cutting Capacity Copper Wire Cutting Capacity Ductile Wire Cutting Capacity Hard Wire Cutting Capacity Iron Wire
N° de stock RS 787-0405
Référence fabricant25.E5540.CRBG
MarqueIdealtek
57,09 €
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Unité
- - Electronic Cutters 125 mm 10.0mm - - Yes Steel - - - - -
N° de stock RS 847-2989
Référence fabricantE5351.CRBG
MarqueIdealtek
55,98 €
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Unité
- - Electronic Cutters 125 mm 12.5mm - - Yes Steel 1.6mm - - - -
N° de stock RS 787-0395
Référence fabricant25.E5250.CRBG
MarqueIdealtek
78,15 €
Each
Unité
- - Electronic Cutters 130 mm 10.0mm - - Yes Steel - - - - -
N° de stock RS 847-2983
Référence fabricantE5352
MarqueIdealtek
57,95 €
Each
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- - Electronic Cutters 125 mm 12.5mm - - Yes Steel 1.2mm - - - -
N° de stock RS 787-0386
Référence fabricant25.E5247.CRBG
MarqueIdealtek
61,57 €
Each
Unité
- - Electronic Cutters 130 mm 10.0mm - - Yes Steel - - - - -
N° de stock RS 787-0373
Référence fabricantE5160
MarqueIdealtek
59,94 €
Each
Unité
- - Electronic Cutters 130 mm 16.0mm - - Yes Steel - - - - -
N° de stock RS 847-2977
Référence fabricantE5291.CRBG
MarqueIdealtek
59,33 €
Each
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- - Tip Cutters 135 mm 18.0mm - - Yes Steel 1.2mm - - - -
N° de stock RS 787-0389
Référence fabricantE5233
MarqueIdealtek
62,70 €
Each
Unité
- - Electronic Cutters 135 mm 10.0mm - - Yes Steel - - - - -
N° de stock RS 787-0382
Référence fabricant25.E5246.CRBG
MarqueIdealtek
60,48 €
Each
Unité
- - Electronic Cutters 130 mm 10.0mm - - Yes Steel - - - - -
N° de stock RS 787-0418
Référence fabricant25.E5542.CRBG
MarqueIdealtek
59,33 €
Each
Unité
- - Electronic Cutters 125 mm 10.0mm - - Yes Steel - - - - -
N° de stock RS 787-0402
Référence fabricantE5342.CR.BG.ITR
MarqueIdealtek
54,85 €
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Unité
- - Electronic Cutters 125 mm 10.0mm - - Yes Steel - - - - -
N° de stock RS 787-0354
Référence fabricant25.E5141.CRBG
MarqueIdealtek
52,61 €
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Unité
- - Electronic Cutters 125 mm 10.0mm - - Yes Steel - - - - -
N° de stock RS 847-3018
Référence fabricantE351TX.CRBG
MarqueIdealtek
201,50 €
Each
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- - Electronic Cutters 123 mm 7.7mm - - Yes Tungsten Carbide - - - - -
N° de stock RS 847-2986
Référence fabricantE5350
MarqueIdealtek
57,59 €
Each
Unité
- - Electronic Cutters 125 mm 12.5mm - - Yes Steel 1.6mm - - - -
N° de stock RS 787-0370
Référence fabricant25.E5162.CRBG
MarqueIdealtek
62,30 €
Each
Unité
- - Electronic Cutters 130 mm 16.0mm - - Yes Steel - - - - -
N° de stock RS 787-0351
Référence fabricant25.E5140.CRBG
MarqueIdealtek
52,72 €
Each
Unité
- - Electronic Cutters 125 mm 10.0mm - - Yes Steel - - - - -
N° de stock RS 787-0364
Référence fabricant25.E5152.CRBG
MarqueIdealtek
57,09 €
Each
Unité
- - Electronic Cutters 125 mm 12.5mm - - Yes Steel - - - - -
N° de stock RS 787-0392
Référence fabricantE5341
MarqueIdealtek
46,16 €
Each
Unité
- - Electronic Cutters 125 mm 10.0mm - - Yes Steel - - - - -
N° de stock RS 787-0409
Référence fabricant25.E5541.CRBG
MarqueIdealtek
58,22 €
Each
Unité
- - Electronic Cutters 125 mm 10.0mm - - Yes Steel - - - - -
N° de stock RS 787-0376
Référence fabricantE5161
MarqueIdealtek
61,13 €
Each
Unité
- - Electronic Cutters 130 mm 16.0mm - - Yes Steel - - - - -