Xuron® Lead Retaining Flush Cutters for a Safer, Cleaner Workspace

Xuron® Lead Retaining Flush Cutters for a Safer, Cleaner Workspace.

As the world becomes more and more digital, the need for accurate, safe tools to work with sensitive electronic components becomes more important than ever. That’s why Xuron Corp. manufactures a range of tools with factory-installed lead and wire retainers. This feature helps prevent flying leads and component shorting from stray leads, making for a cleaner, safer workspace. The variety of tools offered in this version cover the gamut to enable close, accurate cuts in every situation. So if you’re looking for safe, precision tools to help you with your next electronics project, keep reading for the skinny on ALL Xuron® tools that feature a lead and wire retaining clip.

Each of the tools profiled below feature our lifetime warranted LightTouch™ return spring, and ergonomically-shaped, non-slip Xuro-Rubber™ grips, making them more comfortable and easier to use than traditional cutters.

9000 Series

The 9000 Series is the culmination of decades of continuous development of the Micro-Shear® flush cutter. With a cutting range up to 12 AWG (2mm) soft wire and durable cutting edges heat treated to 56-58Rc, these tools offer a quality solution for multiple cutting applications.

Lead retainer versions in this series include the following:

9100F Oval-Head Micro-Shear® Lead Retaining Flush Cutters

Xuron Corp.'s Model 9100F cuts and holds wire preventing fly away wiresThe 9100F is a lead retainer version of the 9100, the most durable Micro-Shear® flush cutter we’ve ever made. Tough, alloyed steel, state of the art heat treating and ultra-precise CNC grinding combine to create the ultimate shear cutter. The ultra-low profile design of the lead retainer provides excellent access while special no-slip mounting ensures its accurate positioning on the shear. Use it to flush-cut and hold onto both ends of soft wire up to 12 AWG (2.0 mm).

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Great for cutting wire solder. I love how the cutters hold the cut wire, rather than just flicking it away. This is especially important when cutting tiny pieces of wire solder.

9100ASF Oval-Head Micro-Shear® Flush Cutter with ESD Safe Grips and Lead Retainer

All the qualities of the 9100F plus static control grips. ESD-safe hand grips conform to ANSI/ESD.S20.20 and DOD-HDK-263 and have a surface resistivity of 1×10(6)-1×10(9).

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Great Flush Cutters. “These are great for cutting component leads and wires flush with the PCB. The lead retainer prevents the piece snipped off from flying around. We’ve used a pair for over 6 months cutting copper leads and they are still sharp and cutting great, …

9100LHF Oval Head Micro-Shear® Flush Cutter with Long Handles and Lead Retainer

This extra long handled version of the 9100F reduces pressure on the operator’s hand at any given point and offers more repositioning possibilities. Handles are 5.75″ long (146 mm).

9100LHASF Oval Head Micro-Shear® Flush Cutter with Long Handles, ESD Safe Grips and Lead Retainer

This cutter combines all optional features of the 9100: long handles, static control grips, and a factory-installed lead retainer.

9200F Tapered-Head Micro-Shear® Lead Retaining Flush Cutters

Xuron® 9200ASF Cutter with Lead Retainer and ESD Safe Grips.

The 9200F is a tapered-head version of the 9100F. It offers increased precision and improved access in high density areas. Use it to flush-cut soft wire up to 14 AWG (1.6 mm).

Lead retaining versions of the 9200 Tapered-Head Micro-Shear® Flush Cutter product line also include the following:


LX Series

LX Series Micro-Shear® Flush Cutters.

Xuron® LX Series Micro-Shear® Flush Cutters are precision cutting tools designed for cutting soft wire up to 16 AWG (1.29 mm). Their glare resistant bright finish makes them perfect for detailed work. Precision ground, ultra sharp cutting edges make it easy to cut through wire, making your job quicker and easier. LX Series cutters are heat treated to a Rockwell 55-57C to ensure they are rugged, precise, and extremely durable. Lead retaining versions of this tool include the following:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “No more leads shooting through the air! They stop leads from flying all over the place. Good investment”


Maxi-Shear™ Series

Xuron® 2175 Industrial Maxi-Shear™ Flush Cutter.

Xuron® Maxi-Shear™ Series Flush Cutters are made from the highest grade of 0.125″ high carbon steel, meaning they are built to last. With our patented Micro-Shear® cutting action, you can easily and smoothly make precision cuts through soft wire and cable up to 14 AWG (2 mm). Lead retaining versions of these tools include the following:


400 Series

Xuron® 410F Micro-Shear® Flush Cutter with Lead Retainer.

We’ve all had the experience of using a tool that just doesn’t feel right in our hands. With their ergonomically-enhanced size and shape, Xuron® 400 Series Micro-Shear® Flush Cutters are designed to provide a secure “fit” in the operator’s hand, resulting in more precise control. This series features a glare-eliminating black finish for operator comfort and enhanced contrast between the component lead and tool. Lead retaining versions in this series are capable of cutting soft wire up to 18 AWG (1.02 mm), and include the following tools:

  • 🔹 410F Micro-Shear® Flush Cutter with Lead Retainer
  • 🔹 410ASF Micro-Shear® Flush Cutter with ESD Safe Grips and Lead Retainer

170-II Series

Xuron® 170-II Series Micro-Shear® Flush Cutters.

If you’ve ever been in the middle of a project and had to stop because your hand was getting fatigued from holding traditional wire cutters, you know how frustrating that can be. But with Xuron®’s 170-II Series Micro-Shear® Flush Cutters, you’ll never have to worry about that happening again. These ergonomically enhanced cutters are designed for comfort and require only half the effort to cut a wire as traditional compression-type cutters. Lightweight and with a glare-eliminating black finish, they’re made from tough alloyed steel, with a Rockwell hardness of 54-56C for durability. If you’re looking for a high-quality, economic cutter that won’t wear out your hand, the 170-II Series is the perfect choice. Lead retaining versions flush cut soft wire up to 18 AWG (1.0 mm) and include the following tools:


Micro-Pneumatic™ Series

Xuron® 590F Micro-Pneumatic™ Cutter with Lead Wire Retainer. The Xuron® Model 590F Micro-Pneumatic™ Cutter with Lead Wire Retainer is a must-have for any high volume manufacturing environment. Designed specifically for ergonomics and productivity, it’s sized to fit comfortably in the operator’s hand. The 590F is lightweight, ultra-quiet and fast acting, and it requires only 50 p.s.i. air pressure to operate. It can flush cut soft wire up to 16 AWG (1.27mm), and it has the added benefit of a lead retainer to catch cut-off wires. The unit includes a 6 foot (1.83 meter) air supply line with a 1/8″ NPT termination.

No matter what type of lead retaining flush cutter you need, Xuron® has the perfect tool for the job. With our wide range of ergonomically designed and precision-cutting tools, we can help you get the results you need with less effort, greater safety, and a cleaner workspace.

For a listing of Authorized Distributors or a local Manufacturer’s Representative, please contact, sales@xuron.com.

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Abby Robey

I am the Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Xuron Corporation. I've had the pleasure of working here for 25 years and one of my favorite parts of the job is meeting Xuron® tool users and hearing the feedback about the products we make.

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