Electric Wire Cutters?

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by Ltl Ole Me, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. Ltl Ole Me

    Ltl Ole Me Active Member

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    I've seen several posts were alot of you were using electric wire cutters when making cages. I have a post by someone were they got

    "Electric Wire Shears----

    The best $62.00 I ever spent! I found them on EBAY several
    months ago. Not only do they help in the *hands* department
    but they are the biggest time saver I have. Cutting 14 gauge
    baby saver is a breeze now!"

    (I was going through the archives one night and copy and pasted to have the info. Now I've done a search and can't find the post in the forum to be able to pm this person for more info)

    What kind of cutters are they? I've looked and all I can find are electric hand-held power cutter shears or what they call sheet metal cutters, but what I've seen doesn't have a flush cut. They all look like they have a small tip that looks like heavy duty scissors that would leave an overhang of wire that would stick out to get you. I've been using are wire cutters with a flush cut but they are killing my hands. Does anyone know where I can find an electric pair of cutters with the flush cut or something else that would work just the same?
     
  2. dlwelch

    dlwelch Well-Known Member

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    I believe that I wrote that. I think one of the site "hackings" or
    "crashes" caused some posts to be lost. They weren't properly
    backed up to restore all messages???

    You might check with Northern Tools. I believe Kluberanz offers
    electric shears (rather expensive) The brand I have is
    a knock off brand (not available to check name presently). They
    are rated for 14 gauge metal and used by auto body shops also.
    In fact, we borrowed some from the local shop before purchasing.
    My husband didn't believe they would work well.
    Showed him! :sing:
    Now he uses ours for lots of chores.

    When purchasing, make certain they are rated for the heaviest
    wire you intend to cut. Many will only do 16 gauge metal. I just
    don't think those will work well on 14 gauge wire. I have no
    problem with a flush cut on the ends where the wire connect.
    However, I do not flush cut door openings. I just don't like them.
     

  3. rickd203

    rickd203 Well-Known Member

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    :cowboy:

    I have been cutting my wire with an 8" metal cutting disk that I put on my table saw. I got the blade for $2 at a tool discount store. it does a real good job cutting the wire AND it grinds down the nibs.

    Rick