|Part Number||74 01 250 SBA|
|Item Weight||13.4 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||12 x 3.6 x 1 inches|
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|Item model number||7401250SBA|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
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Knipex 7401250SBA 10-Inch High Leverage Diagonal Cutters
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- Handles are Non-Slip Plastic Coating
- Forged on Axle Makes it Suitable for all Types of Wire Including Piano Wire
- High Leverage Cutting Performance with Minimum Effort due to Optimum Coordination of Cutting Angle, Transmission Angle and Ergonomic Handle
- Precision Cutting Edges Induction Hardened Cutting Edge Hardness Approximately 64 HRC
- Chrome Vanadium Electric Steel, Oil-Hardened and Tempered
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For very tough, continuous use. High cutting performance with minimum effort due to optimum coordination of the cutting edge angle, transmission ratio and ergonomic handle shape. Precision cutting edges (cutting edge hardness approx. 64 HRC) cut several types of wire including piano wire.
The 10-inch Knipex angled diagonal cutter (model 74 01 250) is ideal for tough, continuous use. Easy to use, it offers high-leverage axel design with a 20 percent reduction in required force compared to conventional cutters of the same length for reduced fatigue. It features optimum coordination of the cutting edge angle, transmission ratio, and ergonomic handle shape, and it easily cuts nails and all types of wire with high-performance precision.
Designed for cutting harder wires and materials, the 10-inch diagonal cutter is unique to Knipex, providing up to 25 percent more cutting power than the 8-inch model. Its longer size also allows for reaching into confined spaces.
Forged from oil-hardened chrome vanadium steel, it's built to last. The fixed forged axle rivet joint assures continuous smooth operation with no weakening or wobbling effect over time. The precision matched, induction-hardened cutting edges cut a wide range of materials — from soft copper and aluminum to hardened materials like nails, piano wire, or ACSR wire without changing tools or damaging the cutting edges. It's completed with heavy duty plastic-coated handle grips.
Quality in Every Detail
Sometimes we give our pliers a really hard time. We try to destroy them to find out what makes them good and long-lasting. Because we don't want to leave anything to chance, we take a long, careful look.
The steel Knipex uses is precisely hardened with a maximum of 0.8 percent carbon and defined parts of chromium and vanadium, guaranteeing optimum cutting performance and service life — even though it requires special production and costs a bit more. But our high product demands require this.
The rivet of our high-leverage diagonal cutter also has to stand up to a lot of stress. That's why we literally give it backup: we forge it straight onto the pliers. This means extra effort as we have to precision mill the rivet to a few hundredth millimeters. But satisfied users are worth this effort.
Knipex also looks closely at the small details. The angles, the sharpness, the hardness, the toughness of the cutting edges. The precision and smooth movement of the joint. The handle design and the finish. We keep reviewing these subjects, we research, we test, and we improve our pliers.
Headquartered in Wuppertal, Germany, Knipex is an independently-owned family enterprise steeped in tradition and specializing in the manufacturing of high-quality pliers. It all started back in 1882 when C. Gustav Putsch set up his own forge shop in Cronenberg (now a suburb of Wuppertal), and the company is now run by a fourth generation of that family. The world's leading brand in pliers today, Knipex is focused on the performance, service life, and ergonomics of its tools in order to meet the high expectations of professional users.
74 01 250 High Leverage Diagonal Cutters, 10-Inch
At a Glance
- High-leverage cutting performance with minimum effort
- Fixed forged axle rivet for heavy duty use
- Cuts piano wire, ACSR, nails, and other hard wire
- Precision cutting edge hardness of 64 HRC (approximate)
- Chrome vanadium heavy-duty steel, forged and oil-hardened
- Cutting capacity: Up to 3/16-inch nail and wire pin; 9/64-inch wire rope strand and steel wire; 1/8-inch spring steel wire
- Length:10 inches
- Weight: 13.8 ounces
- Handles: Plastic coated
Top Customer Reviews
I've been an industrial maintenance technician for 15+ years and have worked in many types of manufacturing and production type facilities. The challenges my tools face are steep. Every tool adds weight to my bag and must earn their place as highly valuable and a "must-have" tool. These Knipex cutters have a permanent spot in my bag.
Some people might refer to these as "dikes". I have a coworker who has the Klein high-leverage cutters in his bag. The Klein is a fine tool, no doubt. If I wasn't aware of these Knipex cutters I would have bought the Klein. They are great tools and I have nothing bad to say about them whatsoever. BUT - If I had to choose between the two, the Knipex wins, hands down - no contest. These cutters have replaced all my old cutting pliers in my tool bag and are my main go-to for the toughest cutting jobs. The old cutters I have are simply unworthy of a place in my tool bag - they are like toys by comparison, and they now gather dust and rust in the junk drawer.
These made replacing the safety wires on my garage door springs a quick process by allowing me to just cut the old cables off. I didn't have to fight with loosing up a bunch of cable clamps. These are the only ones that cut through the 1/8" wire rope with little trouble. And they required less pressure, and cut better, than the Knipex 8" bolt cutters.
These are now my "go to" cutters and I fully understand why Jamie praises them!
As for bolt cutting, I have cut standard zinc bolts #6, #8, up to 1/4" (being cautious, I usually give harder stuff like the 1/4" and stainless a second bite). Steel wire, copper, aluminum, smaller diameter stainless. I even cut a notch out of a hex box lid. The long handles really allow you to consider misuse of the tool. These are pretty spendy so I haven't tried cutting hard carbon steel, like a grade 8 bolt, slotted channel or it's hardware.
When I first saw these, I though "holy cow, they are sure proud of these to ask that much for them." I kept coming back thinking "you get what you pay for," and also realized there is a reason they can ask this price.
Awesome, expensive, but awesome.
I bought my first pair to cut 3/16" steel cable (basically heavy duty clothes line) which most "wire cutters" would just crush. These just snip through it like it was nothing. That was 4-5 years ago, and they seem just as sharp as when they were new.
I use them frequently to cut steel brake lines on cars when I am doing salvage work. They are like mini bolt-cutters that you can use with one hand.
I once bought some cheap "heavy duty" cutters from Harbor Freight to do some of this dirty work. They were bigger and heavier than these and have a longer handle...what a waste of time/money. If you have cheap cutters these will change your life. If you are thinking about buying cheap cutters, don't. I paid $32 for these, and would pay twice that if I had too.
Just add them to your cart and be done with it!