Who makes the best cable cutters out there? If I'm going to buy a pair I want the best I can get that's going to last a while. There an awesome German set?electro916 said:The spring for the ratcheting mechanism sucks. they tend to fly out after the first year of use. I have had my cutters for 6 years and am on the second set of blades and the 3rd spring just flew out, I'm done replacing them, the cutters still work just with no spring return on the handle.
I have an HK Porter one. If you asked I'd say it is one of the better quality cutters out there. IMO it's far and away better made than the Klein or Greenlee units.Who makes the best cable cutters out there? If I'm going to buy a pair I want the best I can get that's going to last a while. There an awesome German set?
The hole is there to lessen the weight of the cutters.What the hell is the big hole in the blade of those cutters for? I never have been able to figure that out.
Anyone used the southwire version?
Last time I stopped by the local lowes in dayton Ohio it was on the shelf for $199.
From the southwire site:
- Hardened steel-cutting blades provide sharpeness and lasting strength
- Cuts up to 750kcmil copper and 1000 kcmil aluminum cables
- Two-step ratching mechanism for few strokes per cut
- Quick-release lever opens blade at anytime during operation
That is disappointing. I want it to be there for a useful reason.The hole is there to lessen the weight of the cutters.
That whole piece of steel needs to be there because the teeth are on it. You can see how it makes a half circle.