Plato Shear Cutter

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170 Plato Shear Cutter   10 $62.60
170SD Plato Shear Cutter - Static Dissipative   10 $129.00
175 Plato Shear Cutter w/Lead Catcher   10 $92.60
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The Plato 170 Plato shear cutter offers precise, reliable cutting action at an economical price. Thin profile handle and lightweight design are ideal for smaller hands.  A Plato shear cutter has a thin profile designed for those hard to reach areas in electronic assembly. Assemblers love the effortless shearing action, comfort, lightweight and safety for electronics lead and wire cutting.  A Plato lead cutter uses the shear cutting method, which requires 50% less operator effort and extends cutting life because they shear rather than pinch. Handles are cushioned for day-long comfort and automatically spring back to their original position after each use.   

Features & Benefits

  • Cut up to 18 AWG copper wire (.04"/1mm)
  • Economical, disposable cutter
  • Thin blade profile for trimming in tight areas
  • Ergonomic handle design
  • Spring-back action

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