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#60396 - 01/02/06 01:08 PM diagonal cutters
HCE727 Offline

Registered: 11/11/05
Posts: 190
Loc: Delaware County, PA, USA
Does anyone out there know of any angled diagonal cutters which are the sharpest and keep their edge. I have been buying Kliens but if you pull a few staples the become dull pretty quickly. I don't want any junk and I'm willing to pay for a good product.

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#60397 - 01/02/06 01:40 PM Re: diagonal cutters
Electricmanscott Offline

Registered: 01/12/02
Posts: 1478
Loc: Holden, MA USA
Uh, I don't think it is the products fault.

#60398 - 01/02/06 01:55 PM Re: diagonal cutters
Attic Rat Offline

Registered: 12/14/03
Posts: 530
Loc: Bergen Co.,N.J. USA
... I have one crappy angled pair of Klein "dykes" that I use for staple pulling, cutting nails,brads, even toe-nails...and my good Journeyman pair that I use only for cutting copper.. and nostril hair..
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#60399 - 01/02/06 02:02 PM Re: diagonal cutters
LoneGunman Offline

Registered: 10/02/05
Posts: 141
Loc: Florida
Knipex, Induction hardened, I cut everything with them and they never seem to dull or rust like the Kleins do. IMHO the German made tools like Knipex and Wiha are better tools and less expensive than Klein.

#60400 - 01/02/06 03:03 PM Re: diagonal cutters
AllClear Offline

Registered: 08/22/05
Posts: 39
Loc: Belmond Iowa US
The Blue handle Klien Dikes are harder than the red handle ones. I cut fish tapes and bolts with my blue handle klien dikes all the time.
IMHO If you use your dikes to locate breakers it will ruin them, Blows a nice little hole right in the middle of the jaws
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#60401 - 01/02/06 03:15 PM Re: diagonal cutters
classicsat Offline

Registered: 11/23/02
Posts: 449
I'm in the keep two boat, one for copper, one for steel and other.

#60402 - 01/02/06 03:27 PM Re: diagonal cutters
whatflash? Offline
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Registered: 12/24/05
Posts: 1
Loc: leeds,england
have to agree on the knipex,finest cutters available in the uk,though i dont buy them anymore,blown too many up,and they're quite expensive....tend to stick to neweys own brnd.

#60403 - 01/02/06 04:03 PM Re: diagonal cutters
HCE727 Offline

Registered: 11/11/05
Posts: 190
Loc: Delaware County, PA, USA
I cannot get used to carring two sets of tools. Every time that I get a new screwdriver, I put the old one in my tool bag, for chopping or chiseling, but I always end up using the new one that is in my pouch. LoneG, I'm going to give those Knipex a shot. Electricman, you are a dope!

#60404 - 01/02/06 04:07 PM Re: diagonal cutters
iwire Offline

Registered: 01/05/03
Posts: 4343
Loc: North Attleboro, MA USA
Electricman, you are a dope!


Who is the one chopping or chiseling with a new screwdriver.
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#60405 - 01/02/06 04:10 PM Re: diagonal cutters
Celtic Offline

Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 367
Loc: NJ

I also attribute tool failure to operator error :P
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