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Channellock 338 8-Inch Diagonal Cutting Plier

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Product Description

The CHANNELLOCK 338 8-Inch High Leverage Diagonal Lap Joint Cutting Plier uses precision machined knife and anvil cutters to ensure proper cutting edge alignment, resulting in a clean cut every time.

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Not all cutting edges are the same. The 8-inch Channellock 338 Diagonal Cutting Plier uses precision machined knife and anvil style cutting edges to ensure perfect mating and superior cutting edge life. Channellock uses high carbon C1080 steel for superior performance on the job, and an electronic coating for ultimate rust prevention. It's completed by Channellock's iconic blue handle, which is both comfortable in your hand and easy to spot in your tool bag.

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High leverage cutter with lap joint diagonal
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The 338 can cut piano wire (0.063- to 0.091-inch thick), hard wire (0.047- to 0.091-inch), medium hard wire (0.047- to 0.091-inch), and soft wire (0.162-inch maximum diameter).

Channellock utilizes precision-machined knife and anvil style cutting edges to ensure perfect mating and superior cutting edge life. While most manufactureres use two sharp edges that can become misaligned and lose their cutting effectiveness, Channellock's knife and anvil cutters give you proper cutting edge alignment for a clean cut every time. The edge is also laser hardened for unprecedented edge life.

Specifications

Overall length 8 inches
Jaw length 0.79-inch
Joint thickness 0.43-inch
Handle span 1.89 inches
Joint width 1.18 inches
Cutting edge 0.79-inch
Weight 0.66 pounds

About ChannelLock

Founded in 1886, Channellock is a worldwide leader in the manufacture of high-quality pliers and assorted hand tools. Now run by the fifth generation of the DeArment family, Channellock tools reflect a tradition of dedication to excellence maintained for well over a century. Over the years, Channellock has obtained several patents including one in 1965 for the conical surface created on the cam side of the pliers when undercut and another in 1984 for the PermaLock fastener found in its Tongue and Groove Pliers. Channellock still manufactures more than 120 different sizes and types of pliers and hand tools at its facilities in Meadville, Pennsylvania.

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338 8-Inch Diagonal Cutting Plier

At a Glance
  • Cuts piano wire, hard wire, medium hard wire, and soft wire
  • Knife and anvil style cutting edge to ensure perfect mating and superior cutting edge life
  • Laser heat-treated cutting edges last longer
  • Constructed of high-carbon C1080 steel for superior performance
  • Iconic blue handle is comfortable and easy to spot in your tool bag
  • Made in USA

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Product Details

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  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 2.9 x 0.7 inches ; 3.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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  • ASIN: B00004SBDD
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  • Item model number: 338
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 86 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,675 in Home Improvement (See Top 100 in Home Improvement)
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We use these side cutters in a fencing operation in New Zealand and we find that they are the only cutters that will take the rough handling.
The cutters will cut all the wire we use from high tensile to soft wire.
Also it only takes 4 -5 days to get them landed on my door step from the USA to New Zealand. Keep up the good work Amazon and we will be back
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Great set of dikes, these things cut very well with nice high leverage. They're also downright sexy. Best dikes I've used anywhere.

However, before buying these note that they've come out with a higher leverage version that is the same size, the E338.
They've made the rivet smaller in order to get it closer to the cutting knives and thereby increased the leverage. My 369 lineman have this, and the leverage is ridiculously good--definitely better than these (but they also have longer handles). As happy as I am with my 338 dikes, I probably would have got the E338 if I had known about them when I was ordering.

Channellock E338 Series Diagonal Cutting
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These are great side cutters, they are a fantastic price and they only took 6days to get to me in Melbourne, Australia.

I'm an electrician so they will get used every day and I'm sure they will last many year.
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I love Channelock products. This cutter is a must have for any person who likes to fix or build anything. I even cut hot wires (whoops) with no ill effect.
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This channellock 338 8 ins cutter was indeed made to cut, it cut and cut and cut and just cut, it likes to cut, I used it to make a wire fence that is 230 yds x 230 yards x 230 yds x 230 yds, tie all the binding wires for all the steel to build a very big culvert and this pliers refuses to stop cutting. It will not fail all craftsmen who cut wire.By the way, any tool that made in America is an excellent well made tool, and when purchase through Amazon.com you get a good product, excellent suppliers, immediate shipping, you get what you click on.Please do not stop making these cutting pliers
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Well, Channellocks are the Cadillac of hand tools and this one is no exception. It is well made, very ergonomic and cuts through anything. And best of all, it's made in the good 'ol US of A. Costs a bit more but worth every cent.
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Misplaced my cutters I have had for 30 years. Hoped buying new ones would cause the old ones to show up. Not so far!

Anyway, great quality and after one days use, turned around and bought a second pair for my son.
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I purchased these to replace some missing kobalt cutters (which worked surprisingly well). The advantage is definitely noticeable, with the channellocks being much sharper and stronger.

The one feature I liked about the kobalts and that the channellocks are missing was a highly textured/rubberized grip, which let me squeeze quite a bit more. Granted, that doesn't matter as much with the increased cutting power of the 338s.

I've used them in cutting ceramic plugs and in electrical work.

Highly recommended.
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