Would you have this cutters for sale ?

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Would you have this cutters for sale ?

Post by Externet » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:56 am

This and only this, no similars nor equivalents; would you have one for sale sitting forgotten behind the spider webs, used or not ?

Crescent 200 diagonal cutters : -----> http://www.weisd.com/store2/CRE200-SCEB.php
It is not Crescent 200mm !

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Post by dacflyer » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:19 am

curious, what's so special about these as to others like it ?

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Post by Edd » Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:45 pm

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Ehhhhhhh Miguel . . . . . ¿ Que Paaaaaaaaaaaaaaasssssssssssa?

Why those specifically ? ? ?
My guess is that he has . . . or just lost a pair . . . that he may have had and used daily, since waaaaaaaay back in 1981.
Resplendently complete with deeeep hand ground in grime on the vinyl handles and multiple solder burns that inadvertantly happened.
Looks like the use of box joints at the pivot point axis and ball bearing(s) and that return spring example is probably the most trouble free of other treatments that I have seen used.
Also, the top tensionimg screw is appearing to be not just a common slotted screwhead, but having an internal hex recess for accepting an Allen wrench for better leverage and precise adjustment accuracy.
I am about the same preferential way, with a pair of my Yellow handled Lindstroms and also Green handled Weber units, that I have had for eons.
My first assumption is that those particular "pwemium" bwewed stainless steel units were not . . . repeat NOT . . of Crescents'/ Xcelite / Cooper Tools manufacture, but being of some Scandinavian or German manufacture and with Crescent merely then renaming and re numbering ANOTHER firms manufactutred product.
The sole past and last stocking supplier seems to be that Wholesale Electronics site for 63 Amellican Dollah a pair.
Go to these pic ref sites and see if one of these current "furrin" manufactured units might actually be the sourcing of the original product, or another current model might be close enough to keep you happy.

http://www.google.com/search?rlz=1T4GGH ... 80&bih=884

OR:

http://www.google.com/search?rlz=1T4GGH ... 2gW3pYHgDQ

OR:
http://www.google.com/search?rlz=1T4GGH ... 80&bih=884


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Post by Externet » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:53 pm

Well, these cutters have been with me for over 30 years with not a single complain, and before they get tired, wanted to secure another pair.

:!: But those are not the most superb cutters I had. The Facom 4" flush cutters rated for piano wire were. And cannot find them either. Superb stuff gets discontinued too often. Sadly I abused them and broke after 40 years convinced they were omnipotent. R.I.P. :cry: :cry: :cry:

----> http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss32 ... 5d1617.jpg

Those piano wire rated Facom cutters were similar but not exact cutting head to these :
http://www.tradesmanschoice.com/catalog ... 5.12E.html

If cannot find, I will try these 'cheaper' :
http://www.applegate.co.uk/listings/sto ... -4482.html

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Post by Dean Huster » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:08 pm

I cannot envision ANY flush cutter being rated for piano wire. Generally speaking, they're for soft copper only -- use a semi-flush for the center conductor of RG-59. I absolutely LOVE flush cutters. The brand I use all the time is Diamalloy. They're better (when new and fresh) than anything for cutting fingernails and toenails! Wifey refers to them as "the green nippers".
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Post by frhrwa » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:26 am

I have a set that looks just like those, except if I remember, the rubber grips are a bluish color.. they have the blades with another little wire holder that holds just before it cuts.. I'll be home the 20th and get a picture if you'd like to see what they look like?..
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Post by EPA III » Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:43 pm

Dean Huster wrote:I cannot envision ANY flush cutter being rated for piano wire. ...<snip>....
Can you say tungsten carbide?

Even though tungsten carbide should be OK for hardened wire, I have had carbide diagonal cutters but was never brave enough to use them for piano wire. Soft steel wire perhaps, but not piano wire. :mrgreen:

They do make special cutters for piano wire.
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Post by Bear » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:44 am

Externet...The set of cutters from Tradesmanchoice.com made by Facom should be OK for cutting a wide range of piano or hardened wire. If my memory serves me correctly, music wire was/is drawn and hardened to RC42-46. The jaws on the above mentioned set of cutters are supposed to be hardened to RC63-65. If you routinely cut piano/spring wire I would check with a spring maker in your area. They are listed in the yellow pages.

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Post by Externet » Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:18 pm

Thanks, Dennis.

What the 'piano wire' rating gives is a superb durability in sharpness when using it just for plain electronics copper. Copper is soft, and most copper rated cutters are not very durable because they are not intended for abuse.
After having those piano wire rated for electronics use, it is like am used to drive a battle tank to go to the supermarket. Shopping carts won't put a dent on it. :cool:
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