The Plato 170 PlatoShear General-Purpose 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.
Assemblers love the effortless shearing action, comfort, and safety of Plato 170 shears. Plato shears use the shear cutting method, which requires 50% less operator effort and extends cutting life. Plato 170 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.