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- Why do Micro-Shear® flush cutters cut so well?
- What's the difference between a Micro-Shear® flush cutter and a conventional wire cutter?
- Why do Micro-Shear® cutters last so long?
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Question Why do Micro-Shear® cutters last so long?
Xuron Micro-Shear® flush cutters ensure durability by design. Let's use a little basic physics to illustrate how:
If you generate 10 pounds of pressure on the grips of a conventional, compression type wire cutter to cut a wire, that 10 pounds of force must be dissipated somewhere (Law of Conservation of Energy). Part of it is dissipated into the severed section of wire, which is why it sails across the room. A portion travels down the lead wire and is dissipated into the component or solder joint, which is what the military gets upset about. The balance is dissipated into the opposing cutting edge of the cutter, which is why they get dull.
Using a Micro-Shear® flush cutter requires only about half the pressure (approximately 5 pounds) to cut the same wire. Part of the force is dissipated into the severed section of the wire, but if you are using our patented lead retainer the wire won't sail across the room. Because of our shearing cut, very little is dissipated into the component or solder joint, which keeps the military happy and the rest is dissipated into the opposing cutting jaw. Because of our blade by-pass, edge to edge contact is eliminated and the life of our Micro-Shear® flush cutter's precision cutting edges is extended.