MCM Electronics

Micro Series Shearcutter By Xcelite (170MN) MCM Part #22-1050

4.5 stars 10 ratings and 9 reviews

  • Low profile, general-purpose cutter
  • Superior blade by-pass shear cutting action
  • Better cuts with half the effort
  • Greatly reduced mechanical shock delivered to the work
  • Specifications Top

  • Red grips
  • Flush cuts soft wire up to 20 AWG (0.8mm)
  • 5" overall length
  • 3/4" length cutting jaws

  • Part Numbers
    MCM Part #:22-1050
    Xcelite Part #:170MN
    Package Specifications & Dimensions
    Weight:0.1875 lbs.
    Warranty:90 days
    Need to Return?
    Length:8 in.
    Width:3.37 in.
    Height:1.25 in.
    Shipping Information
    Extra Shipping Charge:No
    Drop Ship:No

    Product Reviews Top

    • by StevenStover

      on 1/29/2015

      Nice cutters for small electronics work

      Overall: 5 out of 5

      I really like these cutters! They fit well in my hand and cut with ease, producing less shock/stress on the components. And they are made in the USA!

    • by jmcernik

      on 3/26/2013

      Jack of all trades.

      Overall: 3.5 out of 5

      Cuts great. Jaws a little misaligned.

    • by psmcnhmcm

      on 3/11/2013

      Excellent cutters for the price

      Overall: 5 out of 5

      You cannot go wrong with the price / quality of these cutters. The work great and if anything goes wrong, they are not so expensive that you can't easily replace them. I have three pair and use them all the time.

    • by jdkurck

      on 12/28/2012

      Micro Series Shearcutter

      Overall: 4 out of 5

      Great tool for every tool kit!

    • by soundmanintn

      on 7/31/2012

      Micro Shear Cutters are great for the small projects and business, Good clean cuts and can get right in next to the connectors.

      Overall: 4 out of 5

      Great cutters.

    • by ronhus847

      on 4/22/2012

      Micro Series Shearcutter

      Overall: 3 out of 5

      It works OK, I needed it for replacement.

    • by T47940

      on 4/21/2012

      Micro Series Shearcutter

      Overall: 5 out of 5

      These little babies are amazing. This is my third set. I do a lot of IC and component replacement and use the cutters to trim wire leads. The quality is superb and provide a clean, flush cut for fine circuit board work. These are much better than bargain brands from the local electronics store.

    • by jdwhite

      on 12/17/2011

      Need Flush Cut - These Do It!

      Overall: 4.5 out of 5

      I use these flush cutters for numerous tasks beyond wire cuts such as cable tie trims and jewelry beading where no other tool come close to meeting the need to cut close to the surface. The cushioned handles are very ergonomic and comfortable. The competition such as Plato and no names in craft stores aren't the equal to the Xcelite brand. Sometimes the very tips don't cut effectively so alignment of the jaws isn't perfect, thus some fancier Euro brands that are much costlier may be better for some applications but for my needs these under $10 cutters are great.

    • by robeyw

      on 7/9/2010

      NOT a shear cutter

      Overall: 2 out of 5
      Top 25 Contributor

      A example of a shear cutter would be tin snips. The blades pass each other and the metal is cut smoothly. There is no axial shock. These FLUSH CUTTERS are intended pinch the metal till it fractures just before the blades would touch, sending shock waves in both directions down the wire. In the value for money rating I give value for the advertised purpose of shear cutting wire. It is like buying a Philips head screw driver and getting a hex nut driver. As a flush cutter, the blades are well aligned to give a flush cut but they only meet over a very small length so to cut a fine wire it must be positioned in this small area or it can be grasp by the cutter and torn.