I want to get a set of pliers that will give me a full flush cut - not sure which to get fro the CG catalogue. I presume the ones described as semi flush would be no good?
Have a look for Lindstrom pliers with an ultraflush blade - the product name will end in 32/42/52/62 (depending on the rating and blade size).
They're not cheap though!
Otherwise look for xuron cutters, not nearly as good, but better.
A basic saw frame and some good blades is often the best option though!
I've got some xuron cutters as I couldn't afford the Lindstrom when I bought them ~ they are good, not completely flush but miles better than most of the standard cutters around.
I agree with George about a good saw blade...
I'm hoping for world peace but I'd also like something shiny as well...
I have had Lindstroms and Xuron, and have to admit, I prefer the Xuron. As an aside, it only takes 2 ticks to file the end of a piece of wire with a needle file if it isn't perfect.
I agree that filing down doesn't take very long, but if I want to make 80 s shape / figure of eight loops I don't want to be filing down both ends of each as it's very fiddly once their already shaped and cut. Hence the thought of getting pliers with a flush cut. I found the CG site and catalogue very confusing as some of the pliers come with accompanying drawing showing the type of cut and some don't, some are described as 'semi-flush' some as just 'flush'. I wanted to get the lindstrom ones, but CG don't seem to stock them even though they're listed in the catalgue. Typing the item code into the website brought up zero results, so I ordered a pair from another website. They were pricey, but I'm hoping that'll it'll be money well spent as they'll save me lots of time and bother.
confess I used a certain US company to get mine, and I love them (not cheap though, about $50!)