RS PRO 160 mm Compound Action Cutters, Steel

Technical Reference
Legislation and Compliance
RoHS Status: Not Applicable
COO (Country of Origin): JP
Product Details

RS PRO Compound Lever Action Cutter

RS PRO compound action cutters (also known as nippers) are constructed from high grade steel and are 160mm in length. The compound action allows thicker material to be cut with less effort. These cutters are ideal for cutting and stripping and are an excellent hand tool for the professional electrician to add to their tool kit.

RS PRO have a great range of hand tools including cutters of various sizes and styles to suit all your requirements, with the choice of ESD safe versions. Our range also includes insulated VDE pliers and cutters which are designed to protect you from up to 1000 V. The ergonomic grips offer you comfort and control. An excellent choice for both electrical and industrial applications.

This range of cutter includes:
208-1988 - Cutting Capacity 2.6mm Copper wire, 200 Steel wire
208-1994 - Cutting Capacity 5mm
208-2004 - Cutting Capacity 2.6mm Copper Wire, 1mm Piano wire, 2mm Steel wire

Features and Benefits:

Double-joint spring return construction
Compound lever action – delivers extra cutting power, very little pressure is needed to cut the wire
Material - manufactured from high-grade Japanese steel
Precision cutting edges – hardened for better cutting and a longer life
Overall length 160mm

Typical Applications
Cutters are used in many applications to cut and strip electrical cable, copper wire and piano wire:
Communications and construction work


What sizes of Cutters are available?
Cutters come in a variety of sizes ranging from 110mm to 280mm (overall length). If a model type comes in different lengths, the jaws will be the same length but the handles will be either shorter or longer. They are usually light in weight due to the fact they are carried around a lot but heavier types with a wide jaw and thick blades are able to cut thicker wires.

Care and maintenance
Do not force cutters to cut through material that is too hard for them as it can damage the blades by chipping or blunting them. These hand tools can be cleaned with soap and water, especially the blades, to remove dirt which could cause issues with the joints and encourage corrosion.

Attribute Value
Type Compound Action
Overall Length 160 mm
Material Steel
Maximum Cutting Capacity 5mm
Cutting Capacity Plastic Wire 5mm
14 In stock for FREE next working day delivery
Price Each
£ 50.46
(exc. VAT)
£ 60.55
(inc. VAT)
Per unit
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