Plato Shear Ergonomic Cutter

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170LX Plato Shear Ergonomic Cutter   10 $90.30
175LX Plato Shear Cutter Ergonomic w/Safety Guard   10 $126.00
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The 170LX is a remarkable advancement in lead cutter design. Carefully crafted precision cutting blades combine seamlessly with curved, palm shaped, handles to deliver effortless lead cutting and user comfort.

Features & Benefits

  • Comfortable, Ergonomic design
  • ESD safe to protect sensitive components
  • Responsive spring-back action for quick, comfortable cutting of multiple leads
  • Thin profile design to reach tight areas in electronics assembly
  • Available with a permanently attached safety guard to reduce the risk of lead fly-off (175LX)

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