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Xuron 170-II Micro-Shear Flush Cutter

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Specifications for this item
Brand Name Xuron
Part Number 170-II
Number of Items 1
Material Type Carbon Steel
System of Measurement Inch
UPC 615265902053 , 000885354557
EAN 0615265902053 , 0000885354557
UNSPSC Code 27110000

The Xuron 170-II flush cutter, for shear cutting soft wire, is alloy steel... Read full product description



Product Features

  • Flush cutter for shear cutting soft wire up to 20 AWG (0.8 mm)
  • Alloy steel with Rockwell hardness 54-56C for strength
  • Return spring requires minimal hand movement
  • Compact size for access in small areas
  • Nonslip hand grips for comfort and control


Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B000IBSFAI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (324 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #375 in Industrial & Scientific (See Top 100 in Industrial & Scientific)
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Xuron 170-II Micro-Shear Flush Cutter + Hakko CHP-170 Micro Soft Wire Cutter, 1.5mm Stand-off, Flush Cut, 2.5mm Hardened Carbon Steel Construction, 21-Degree Angled Jaw, 8mm Jaw Length, 16 Gauge Maximum Cutting Capacity
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Product Description

The Xuron 170-II flush cutter, for shear cutting soft wire, is alloy steel, and has a return spring and nonslip hand grips. It cuts soft wire up to 20 American wire gauge (AWG) (0.8 mm). The alloy steel flush cutter has Rockwell hardness 54-56C for strength, and a return spring that requires minimal hand movement. It is compact, for access into small areas, and has nonslip hand grips for comfort and control. The Xuron 170-II flush cutter can be used to trim wire in precision electronics work and plastic degating.

Dimensions are 5 x 1.85 x .50 inches (H x W x D), and the flush cutter weighs 2.05 oz. (H is height, the vertical distance from lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.)

Flush cutters are wire cutters that are ground to the apex of the cutting edge on one jaw side, allowing an even cut. They can be used to trim copper, brass, iron, aluminum, and steel wires, and are commonly used in precision electronics and jewelry applications.

Xuron Corporation manufactures electronics-grade hand tools for the electronics, aerospace, plastic molding, floral, and fishing industries. The company, founded in 1971, is headquartered in Saco, ME.


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102 of 102 people found the following review helpful By quadcomm on December 28, 2010
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I did not pay attention to this product description:

"Capacity: 18 AWG"

That means it should not be used to cut thicker than 18 gauge wires. I however cut 16 AWG many times (no problems) and then attempted to cut a 20+ bundle of 16 gauge wires at once. One of the two shears snapped off.

Xuron sent me a replacement for free. Feeling guilty that I cost them money due to my irresponsibility, I decided to buy another Shear cutter (an LX model, which is stamped out of thicker metal and is heat-treated to a higher hardness. It's designed to cut 16 AWG wires). Very happy with their products and service.

The LX model is physically the same size as this 170-II. The LX weighs 54 grams and the 170-II weighs 49 grams. I can't feel the weight difference in my hand. I'd probably recommend the LX as it costs less than three bucks extra.
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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful By M. Gladden on September 2, 2009
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I keep it in my guitar case. It works perfect for clipping guitar strings after re-stringing.
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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful By digitalcraftsman on January 2, 2013
As a machinist, wood worker, and professional craftsman, this first first thing I did when this arrived was take it out the box and inspect the build. I checked out the handles (nothing special), looked at the pivot rivet for spec (neither too tight nor too loose, perfect), and then I (perhaps subconsciously) ran my finger across the closed seam of the cutting edges. I was pissed! It felt like the cutting edges were offset 1/64". Way more than a tool should ever have if given a finishing grind after assembly (as all good tools should). No biggie I thought, I've fixed a dozen cheap, worn or abused hand tools with a few quick laps on the belt sander in the past. IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ: Right as I was about to toss the packaging into the trash, I saw a diagram on the back. The slight offset is NOT A MISTAKE. It's actually a clever and precise geometry called Micro-Shear(tm) which reduces effort and extends tool life. I'm very *glad* I realized that at the last minute, otherwise this would have received a ruinous grinding at my shop the next day.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Zane Tian on July 31, 2013
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This product has a lot of 5 star reviews, so I expected a well-made flush cutter to arrive in the mail. Unfortunately, the blades on my first copy weren't aligned properly, so that when the blades met, one blade noticeably stuck out a bit. As you can imagine, this makes for a not-so-flush cut. It wasn't unusable, but disappointing nonetheless. I've seen dozens of flush cutters before, and none of them had this problem.

I figured this was a defective copy, so I returned it to Amazon and got another. That second copy just arrived with the same problem. Very disappointing =(

EDIT: As several people have noted, the off-set alignment of the blades is apparently a design decision that makes them stay sharp longer. It would be nice if Xuron made this clear in the product description. If you're just cutting wire, then this is clearly an advantage, but if you rely on perfectly flush cuts (hence, a FLUSH cutter) without having to resort to sandpaper, then this product is not for you.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By F. J. Van Velsen on March 13, 2009
Since more than 15 years I use the micro shear, both for what it was designed for (jobs like cutting fine wires in electronics) and many other uses, including cutting cables, way to tall for it. Therefore ultimately, I break the tool (and take a new one out of the box: I buy them by the dozen, giving many items away to please my friends). A small tool that is simply a lot smarter than all its competitors and that addicts: use it once and you'll never accept what you had before anymore. It is just the logical idea of cutting shearwise in stead of what an ordinary sidecutter does: forcing away the material between two sharpened beaks, touching eachother. Warning: if anyone wants to borrow it from you, better give it away because you'll never get it back anyway.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Elle in the Great NorthWest on August 31, 2013
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I have gone thru 4 different brands of cutters advertised for craft beading wire cutting-mostly traditional side cutters. They last about 2 months and then became too dull to cut the fine wire I use in jewelry making. I've paid upwards of $19.99 for one pair of alleged heavy duty beading wire cutters that didn't last any longer than the $7.00 imported cheapies from China
I finally decided to buy electricians side cutters, thinking I needed a heavier duty and discovered this brand in my search.
I was originally concerned about the slight off-set - thinking that wire wouldn't be cut correctly but with Amazons exceptional return policy decided to try them.
I've been using these daily for a week and have to say that they are an excellent option at an excellent price. The off-set doesn't seem to impact my wire cutting at all. They are lightweight and a good fit for my hand.
I'll see how long they remain sharp-almost every pair of cutters starts out sharp but after 60 days of continual use it's a different story. I hope I can edit this in a couple of months with a positive message!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By cturnbull802 on March 24, 2010
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these cutters are an amazing tool for getting into hard to reach places, i bought them for removing ICs
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By rigs on March 24, 2010
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very sharp! there's a little bit of play or jiggle between the two handles that I wish wasn't there, but other than that it's a very well constructed product. Normally for me to give a product stars it really has to "WOW" me, but that seems kind of impossible for a simple tool like this to do, maybe if it had lasers?
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