Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Wire Cutter

Plastruct makes a very ridged wire that is plastic covered. It is so stiff that it creates a small divot in most wire cutters. The wire used in Roco Minitanks axles is also sometimes very stiff and hard to cut.

On a recent trip to OSH hardware stores I discovered this pair of cutters by H.K. Porter. It cut the wire without any problems and was not damaged by the wire.

This is a big tool and almost $30 so it was not cheap. It cut the wire straight across which made it easy to put the wire into the Roco wheel holes. If you cut a lot of wire or own a large Roco collection, this is a great tool to have in your tool box.

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