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Bas
02-14-2012, 05:06 AM
I would like to get some opinions about it.

drakulie
02-14-2012, 05:08 AM
Excellent snips. However, if you don't string much, a good pair of nail clippers do an excellent job.

Bas
02-14-2012, 05:21 AM
And the Kevlar cutter to cut out an old stringjob?

coachrick
02-14-2012, 10:51 AM
And the Kevlar cutter to cut out an old stringjob?

Not to derail the thread; but I just purchased a pair of the Fiskars ShopBoss shears on clearance at WalMart. I've cut out one kevlar/poly string job so far and I like them for that. Not ALL that different from a good pair of tomato-can scissors, but there are a couple of extra features that might come in handy away from the stringing machine. I figure if these don't feel right for cutting out string, I can always use them in the garage/shop for cutting heavy materials, leather, etc.
The WalMart clearance price was $8.40 YMMV and all that.
http://www.amazon.com/Fiskars-5792-Shop-Hardware-Multipurpose/dp/B006V8777O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1329248947&sr=8-1

Irvin
02-14-2012, 12:09 PM
...I figure if these don't feel right for cutting out string, I can always use them in the garage/shop for cutting heavy materials, leather, etc...

Or just cutting up tomato cans. LOL

pvaudio
02-15-2012, 09:37 PM
They're what I use. Alpha starting clamp and stringbed cutter, Xuron snips and needle nose (bent). Only four tools I use.

fortun8son
02-16-2012, 07:17 PM
Love my Xuron cutters. They'll do tomato cans too. Just takes longer.

wrxtotoro
02-17-2012, 10:01 AM
You can get a pair of Cresent Brand snap cutter and flat plier in Home Depot for like $14. Both works perfectly for the past two years.

fortun8son
02-21-2012, 05:48 PM
You can get cheaper, but not better.
I first learned about them for cutting nickel-silver HO railroad track and snipping plastic model parts from the sprues cleanly. Flush cut, no burrs, keeps it's edge and practically indestructable.