Side Cutters

Module three: Core Electrician's Tools

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Side Cutters

Side cutters are an electrician's best friend, they’re pliers which are specifically designed to cut wire.

They’re also known as: - 

  • Diagonal cutting pliers

  • Diagonal cutting nippers

  • Side cutting nippers

There are a vast number of different wires and wire types, which means that there are different versions of side cutters available.

The side cutter blades are always pitched at an angle this makes it easier to cut items close to something solid without the handles getting in the way.