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    Default blunt wire cutters :(

    Does anyone know if it's possible to sharpen wire cutters? The bottom of my toolbox has become a graveyard for blunt cutters in the vain hope that I might one day be able to sharpen them again.
    Just thought I'd ask before buying yet another pair.....

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    I'm not sure about sharpening, but are you using cheap wire cutters? Might be worth investing in some more expensive ones if you are finiding you are buying lots of pairs. I wouldn't expect my cutters to go blunk quickly and I have never experienced it. Would probably be cheaper in the long run too, if you are finding you are buying them repeatedly
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    I usually plumb for the 10 - 15 cutters (is that too cheap?) and they usually last me a couple of years.
    I've just looked on the Cookson site at the 30-40 ones........gulp......I guess it would be worth it if they last forever
    J x

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    A tip I found useful is don't cut plated costume jewellery wire with nice cutters (tends to nick them)
    I have a scragged pair for stuff like that and a pair I use just for silver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MuranoSilver View Post
    A tip I found useful is don't cut plated costume jewellery wire with nice cutters (tends to nick them)
    I have a scragged pair for stuff like that and a pair I use just for silver.
    Nicx
    Ah!.....thanks Nic
    That could be a factor as I still mock pieces up in plate before using the real thing.
    J x

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    Once you've tried the more expensive ones, you'll never go back. I've just bought some Lindstrom flush cutters and they're wonderful!

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    I bought these shears 22 years ago probably from suttons and i cut everything with them and they have never been sharpened, they where also the more expensive.
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    When I had that massive spending spree a couple of weeks ago (when I bought the kiln that has yet to be used) I got a couple of pairs of Lindstrom pliers - I truly don't know how I managed with the others I had after using these. Worth every penny.
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    dont make me add things to my ever increasing wish list!!!
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    Yes, I have never heard of a pair of Lindstroms wearing out! There are other brands but those are probably easiest to get hold of in the UK. I recently bought some Xuron cutters after mangling my v expensive ones with some metal I shouldn't have been cutting with then (idiot! ). They are lower in cost but pretty good quality, I can't say about longevity but so far I am very pleased with them.
    Lucinda

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