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diagonal cutters #60396
01/02/06 05:08 PM
01/02/06 05:08 PM
HCE727  Offline OP
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 186
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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Re: diagonal cutters #60397
01/02/06 05:40 PM
01/02/06 05:40 PM
Electricmanscott  Offline
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 1,457
Holden, MA USA
Uh, I don't think it is the products fault.

Re: diagonal cutters #60398
01/02/06 05:55 PM
01/02/06 05:55 PM
Attic Rat  Offline
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 524
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.. [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

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Re: diagonal cutters #60399
01/02/06 06:02 PM
01/02/06 06:02 PM
LoneGunman  Offline
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 141
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.

Re: diagonal cutters #60400
01/02/06 07:03 PM
01/02/06 07:03 PM
AllClear  Offline
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 44
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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Re: diagonal cutters #60401
01/02/06 07:15 PM
01/02/06 07:15 PM
classicsat  Offline
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 456
I'm in the keep two boat, one for copper, one for steel and other.

Re: diagonal cutters #60402
01/02/06 07:27 PM
01/02/06 07:27 PM
whatflash?  Offline
Junior Member
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 1
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.

Re: diagonal cutters #60403
01/02/06 08:03 PM
01/02/06 08:03 PM
HCE727  Offline OP
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 186
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!

Re: diagonal cutters #60404
01/02/06 08:07 PM
01/02/06 08:07 PM
iwire  Offline
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,391
North Attleboro, MA USA
Electricman, you are a dope!

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Who is the one chopping or chiseling with a new screwdriver. [Linked Image]

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Re: diagonal cutters #60405
01/02/06 08:10 PM
01/02/06 08:10 PM
Celtic  Offline
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 361

I also attribute tool failure to operator error :P

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