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 Post subject: Handy cutter made from forceps.
PostPosted: Aug Fri 08, 2014 2:46 am 
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Some of the deep chassis cavities within old electronics gear can be challenging when it comes to cutting a wire. A few years back I decided it was time to help alleviate the problem and made a custom thin pair of cutters capable of reaching into those impossible places. I used a pair of forceps (some call them hemostats) and CAREFULLY ground one jaw so that a cutting edge of about 60 degrees would be formed. This cutting edge resembles one jaw of a pair of diagonal cutting pliers and when the forceps are closed it comes to rest on the unground flat jaw of the forceps which then acts as an "anvil" for the cutter. Now you have to be VERY careful when grinding so that your mating surfaces meet good and snug. I only use this homemade tool for tight places but it sure works good.


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 Post subject: Re: Handy cutter made from forceps.
PostPosted: Aug Fri 08, 2014 3:03 am 
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I may try that. Thanks for the post.


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 Post subject: Re: Handy cutter made from forceps.
PostPosted: Aug Fri 08, 2014 2:09 pm 
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Sounds like a very useful tool eeprof - how about a few pictures and closeup?

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 Post subject: Re: Handy cutter made from forceps.
PostPosted: Aug Fri 08, 2014 2:32 pm 
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Chuck, since my wife convinced me to scrap XP and go to 8.1 on my computer I no longer have the expertise to load pictures. Maybe later.


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