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Side Cutters for Electronics Work

Created on: 7 August 2012

Side cutters are used to cut wire and the leads (or legs) of components in electronics. They can also be used to strip the insulation from wire.

This video show small electronic side cutters being used to strip the insulation from the wires of a battery clip.

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The images below shows more expensive stainless steel flush cut pliers and cheaper side cutters.

Two pairs of side-cutters used in electronics work

Expensive Side Cutters (left) and Cheap Side Cutters (right)

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