Pliers and Cutters.
Types of Pliers and Cutters
For example the Avit side cutters are general purpose side cutters. The blades are configured to cut up to 2mm diameter medium hard wire, but they could be damaged if used on hard wire.
Hard wire side cutters
These are side cutters with cutting edges specifically engineered to cut through hard wire. The 180mm version will cut through hard wire up to 2mm in diameter.
Obviously they will deal with softer wire with ease and they are a good all round side cutter for a wide variety of trades and jobs.
Side cutters are also known as:
Diagonal cutting pliers
Diagonal cutting nippers
Side cutting nippers
These are pliers that are specifically designed to cut wire - that's it!
But not all wire is the same and that's why there are different versions of side cutters available.