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    Default wire cutter-THE BEST ?

    I'M looking for the best kind of wire cutter to cary in my gear.

    Any suggestion ?

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    The cheapest thing you can find at Wal-Mart or Lowes. You as a explorer will not be using it in a interior " self-rescue" mode, plus if they get damaged, lost or rusty, you did'nt lose much. But to answer your question I have heard people say that fencing cutters work good but they are god-awfully expensive. But thats just me.
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    Chris the question asker is a real FF.
    In my explorer drills I used a $7 pair of cutters that could cut OOOO wire.

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    Why preytel is he asking in the explorer forum for wire cutter suggestions if he is a "real" firefighter?????
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Originally posted by nmfire
    Why preytel is he asking in the explorer forum for wire cutter suggestions if he is a "real" firefighter?????
    Well, one would think he would ask in the main fourm if he was a real firefighter.
    No longer an explorer, but I didn't wanna lose my posts.

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    No kidding, hence why I asked the question....
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    http://www.channellock.com/acb/store...Product_ID=168

    I like these, lots of leverage and power to cut whatever you may run into dropping on your head. I use them regularly on battery cables. If they are a bit too long, cut the handles down to a point they fit in your pockets a little easier.

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    Maybe he's lost? =]
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    Let him be.

    PLEASE (re)read and think about what & how you state things.


    I dont know much about wire cutters but i will ask my brother(an electrician)
    Last edited by WannabeintheFD; 11-07-2003 at 04:25 PM.
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    I use some standard wire cutters I got at Home Depot, I believe they are Husky. The cutters mentioned above seem like a very sturdy pair of pliers which will probably cut through anything; only thing is the steep price.

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    Greenly... they are sold at home depot... he uses them all the time and seemes to like them
    I havent failed, I've found 10,000 ways that don't work.

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