The Plato 170SD PlatoShear General-Purpose ESD-Safe Lead Cutter flush cuts component leads as large as 18 AWG copper wire (0.040"/1.0 mm), weighs just 1.8 oz. (51g), and is 5.15" (131 mm) long. Its permanently static-dissipative plastic grips meet DODSTD-1686 and MIL-B-81705, Type 2.
Assemblers love the effortless shearing action, comfort, and safety of Plato 170SD shears. Plato shears use the shear cutting method, which requires 50% less operator effort and extends cutting life. Plato 170SD shears have a thin-profile design for hard-to-reach areas in electronic assembly. Handles are cushioned for day-long comfort and automatically spring back to their original position after each use.