General Purpose Tools

Knipex 10-Inch High Leverage Diagonal Cutters

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Clippers that cut anything

Knipex High Leverage Cutters cost around $35, which isn’t cheap for a pair of clippers, but they’re indestructible. They’re drop forged, so they’re extremely tough. They’re rated for cutting through Piano Wire, which is essentially tempered spring steel and easily damages most cutters.

Personally, I’ve used these on cutting away sharp ends of nails and screws. But I’ll also use them on overkill things like zip ties or extracting my kid’s toy from packaging tie downs. It’s safer and more satisfying than a box cutter.

-- Donald Bell 10/24/17

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