Exceptionally tough and durable Plated for added corrosion protection 5" length
I've been using Klein tools for years. They have a fine reputation. However, I expected these cutters would have their cutting edges meet perfectly and they do not. At the end of the cut, the blades overlap. I cannot say they do not cut, as they seem to do that job well, but, they leave a "stepped" ridge on the end surface of the cut wire.
These cutters are much stronger and better than the cheap kind which are only good for a few cuts before they develop grooves. This cutter could be improved with the spring clip to prevent cut wires from flying out in a dangerous manner, and if one works near other people, I would recommend the more expensive version so that wires are not propelled into your neighbor's eyes. I threw away my Radio Shack cutters.
Seems solid and reliable. Very versatile for testing small electronic items. Glad I got it!
First pair I received had 1 blade with the tip snapped off right out of the package; they were replaced at no cost. Second pair blades do not even mate and have play at the pivot... You close them normally and hold them up to a light source and see a "V" of light through the blades. Absolute junk. The Plato 22-8705 cutters are much better, as are the cheaper Chinese 22-13910; both their blades mate correctly for a sharp cut on even very small wire. Don't bother wasting your time/money on these.
The cutters are made well. Strong and have padded handle. Fit my hand and are easy to use.
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