Xuron cutters are made in the USA specifically for precision applications. Xuron uses modern technology to make cutters of induction hardened tool steel, which allows this small tool to do a job that would normally require much larger cutters.
What I LOVE about these cutters is they come to a very fine point, allowing me to squeeze into tight spots and cut. These should be used on 18 gauge or smaller wire. If you do use them on 18 gauge, make sure to use the center of the jaws to cut, don't use the tips too much. Always take good care of the tip of your cutters and don't use it if you don't need to.
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I bought a pair of Xuron shears several years ago and I like them. They are basic but made from excellent steel, sharp and easy to use. I'm wearing out my favorite small flush cutters so I decided to order these. They are still a great tool but these cutters are rugged and sharp with easy to see points. I use these to trim back excess on prongs and these work great. I will use these a lot.