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Flush-Cut Dikes AKA Side-Cutters

Call them what you like - dikes, snips, side-cutters... they are just what you need for flush cutting!

Type Part # Supplier URL
Flash-Cut Dikes Hakko CHP-170 Amazon
  • The Hakko CHP-170 Micro Cutter is a very affordable Italian made option from Hakko affiliated CHP Hand Tools, you can't go wrong
  • Diagonal pliers (or wire cutters or diagonal cutting pliers or diagonal cutters or side cutting pliers) are pliers intended for the cutting of wire (they are generally not used to grab or turn anything). The plane defined by the cutting edges of the jaws intersects the joint rivet at an angle or "on a diagonal", hence the name.
  • Diags or Dikes (a portmanteau of "Diagonal CutterS" is pronounced "dikes") – as in the phrase "a pair of dikes" or "hand me those dikes" – is jargon used especially in the electrical industry, to describe diagonal pliers.
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