The handle on this cutter is 3 3/4" long.
This Tronex Tapered Head cutter has a razor flush edge finish. The cutting
edges are machine ground to make them razor sharp
with perfect alignment. Wire cut with these tools will be very flush with
almost no "pinch". They have a fine set screw stop built
into the handle to prevent these exceptionally sharp edges from dulling
themselves, even when you apply a very strong cutting force.~ USE ON SOFT METALS ONLY
~ ONLY USE THE TIP OF THE CUTTER TO CUT SOFT 22 GAUGE OR THINNER
- 100% manufactured in the USA
- High-grade alloy steel
- Each cutter tested individually
- Distinctive "Snap" cutting performance
- You can send your tool directly to Tronex and they will sharpen it,
replace the grips, the washer, and the screw all for about $10! Here's the address:
2860 Cordelia Road
Fairfield, CA 94534
These cutters are recommended and used in many of our Wirework
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These pliers come in a long or short handle.
Some folks like them long, some like them short. It really is a
personal preference and is usually determined by the size of your hand.
have been working with the President of Tronex helping him test and
perfect his cutters and pliers (coming soon) to fit the Wireworking
world. His tools are primarily made for the electronics & medical fields but he is
moving into the jewelry making market. I have been testing these Razor
Flush cutters to find their breaking point and to determine the max
gauge that should be cut with them. I have been cutting 14 gauge
Sterling and they have yet to dull. Cutting wire that is too thick for
a certain cutter, shouldn't break it (unless you are cutting something
harder than Silver) but it will dull it faster. That is the concern
with these. They are literally like razors at the edges....they cut
amazing! So I would keep these Razor Flush Cutters to 18 gauge and
smaller to preserve their sharpness. If you need to cut an occasional
thicker wire, just make sure to use the back of the cutter (towards the
joint) to preserve that precious sharp tip. Do not use the tip to cut anything thicker than 22 gauge.
These cutters are great for
fine silver fusing because to fuse you need an extra flush cut. You
could cut a bit thicker with these if working with fine silver because
it is so much softer.