The NWS VDE Heavy Duty Side Cutters have a superior design for professional use by electricians. Hot drop-forged from special alloy tool steel, there is a matt chrome finish for maximum corrosion resistance. These NWS cutters feature Toughgripp, a patented non-slip grip on the head. For improved cutting and a longer life the precision cutting edges have been induction hardened. Both joint and rivet have been machined and hardened for smooth operation and long life.
The patented tri-component slim-line VDE handle provides improved grip and feel, while the ergonomic design ensures comfortable operation. These insulated handles offer protection when working with live electrical parts up to 1000 AC and 1500V DC. There are optimised slip guards and a soft grip inlay with coloured markings to indicate the minimum safety distance from the head. An impact resistant safety cushion protects the handles if the cutter are accidentally dropped. The handle also has a loop for attaching an optional lanyard or spring (available separately).
These heavy duty 180mm side cutters are suitable for cutting 2.2mm piano wire and 2.8mm hard wire.