Plato Shear Cutter & Soldering Tools

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A Plato Shear Cutter will give you the precision of a high-end soldering tool, but for the price of a disposable shear cutter. Assemblers love the ergonomic effortless design shearing action, comfort, and safety of a Plato lead cutter. 

Plato shear cutters use the shear cutting method, which requires 50% less operator effort and extends cutting life. The thin profile design is perfect for hard to reach areas in electronic assembly. Lead cutters handles are cushioned for comfort all day and automatically spring back to their original position after each use.
Shear cutters 175 and 175LX come with a lead catcher, which holds onto a trimmer lead until the shear is opened. this prevents leads from flying off, which can lead to eye injury or contaminate the assembly.

5 Ways to Spot A Counterfeit Plato 170 Shear Cutter Before You Buy Them

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Platoshear Cutter Plato Shear Cutter
High precision lead cutter
Platoshear S Extra-Strong Cutter Plato Shear S Extra-Strong Cutter
Durable, long-life shear lead cutter- A Plato shear cutter has a thin profile designed for hard to reach areas in an electronic assembly. If your an assembler you will love how effortlessly our shear cutters cut and the design is lightweight and comfortable to work with.
Platoshear Ergonomic Cutter Plato Shear Ergonomic Cutter
Ergonomic, ESD-safe shear lead cutter
Platoshear Heavy Duty Cutter Plato Shear Heavy Duty Cutter
Heavy-duty shear cutter for heavier gauge wire and cable
Brass Waterless Tip Cleaner Brass Waterless Tip Cleaner
Universal tip cleaner works with all soldering stations
Sponges Sponges
Cellulose solder station sponges for Weller, Hakko, Pace and more
Tip Tinner Tip Tinner
Plato’s Tip Cleaner provides fast, efficient cleaning and re-tinning of highly oxidized soldering iron tips. Tip Cleaner brings oxidized tips back to life, which improves soldering speed.
Needle Flux Dispenser Needle Flux Dispenser
Needle bottles are ideal for precisely controlled flux applications. Two different needle sizes are available: 0.25mm for low viscosity no-clean and aqueous fluxes, and 0.50mm for higher viscosity rosin-based fluxes. Each bottle is available in standard plastic or with optional ESD-safe cover.


Ultimate Guide to Electronic Soldering
What is soldering? Soldering is the joining of two metal surfaces mechanically and electrically, with the use of metal called solder (pronounced “sodder”). Solder secures the connection so it doesn’t break loose from vibration, other mechanical forces and provides electrical continuity, so the electronic signal travels through the connecti...
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5 Ways to Spot A Counterfeit Plato 170 Shear Cutter Before You Buy Them
  We have tens of thousands of happy customers using Plato 170 Shear Cutters all over the world. So many, in fact, that counterfeiters sometimes try to get in on the act. As much as we try to police the marketplace, it is important that customers buy Plato 170 Shear Cutters only from authorized sources to ensure they get quality, reliable tools. At tim...
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