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    Are these solder cutting pliers?
    They don't look the same as the picture on the site I got them from? Wondering if a mistake has been made or if it's just a different kind.
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    Sam

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    Doesn't look like they'll cut anything much!
    Tin snips used to be the tool for that job?

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    I have used small tin snips for cutting my solders quite successfully for over 50 years, Check out these 9 snips on Amazon; http://www.amazon.co.uk/Prestige-jew...ords=tin+snips

    Or these for 12 ;http://www.amazon.co.uk/Draper-67531...lers+tin+snips

    James
    Last edited by Goldsmith; 09-12-2015 at 03:38 PM.

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    Well i emailed cookson and they have sorted it out straight away. They are a great company to use.

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    look like setting pliers to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by josef1 View Post
    look like setting pliers to me
    Yes, they're one style of prong-lifting pliers.

    Here's another kind:http://www.cooksongold.com/Jewellery...rcode-997-3001
    I've got some of the second kind, but to be honest I'm not sure most people really need them most of the time; most of the time supporting the back of the prong against the bench peg and using a pusher is probably less damaging to the prong tip.

    Here are the solder cutting pliers: http://www.cooksongold.com/Jewellery...prcode-999-72F
    They are very useful (I can't use snips for anything as I'm unavoidably left handed), but mine needed modification as solder pallions had a tendency to get trapped in the narrow and very roughly machined slot in the lower jaw.

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    What they actually have use for is opening small split rings.

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