These cable cutters were designed specifically for use on all bicycle cables and housing. Their sharp but clean build has made them a favorite among bike mechanics around the world. The cable cutters are made with cold forged and heat treated steel handles with dual density molded grips. Their precision ground cutting jaws ensure a clean cut on every cable.
What makes these cable cutters superior to others on the market is that these cable cutters cut radially, meaning they cut in a circular motion. When using pliers, scissors or regular cable cutters it's common for the cable to "snap" or implode after cutting. The last thing you want is your cable to begin to fray or the housing to have an uneven cut. When you cut any sort of housing cable you want the cut to be clean. A radial cut helps cuts result in less fray and keep the housing compact and easy to reuse in the future. See Park Tool's specific recommendations on cutting and sizing cable housing.
Bike Cable Cutters
Located underneath the blades of this Park Tool cable cutter there is a flattening piece that aides in flattening the cable crimp on bikes. Cable crimps notoriously fray and can cause serious havoc and nuisance if not taken care of properly. It's certainly a plus that this cable cutter comes equipped with this flattener as it was specifically made to flatten bike cable crimps.
Park Tool is a big name within the bike accessories industry. Look into any bike mechanic store and there will be at least one Park Tool ornament, if not many. Park Tool parts are all made with high quality materials and priced affordably. Their cable cutters, pedal wrench, chain cleaner, and torque wrench all top of the line tools that we use daily at our tower ebike repair shop.
Electric Cable Cutters
When cutting any electrical wire it's important to use specifically designed electirc cable cutters. Scissors or other cutting mechanisms will result in fraying of an electrical wire, which can compromise a whole electrical circuit and result in the cable connection becoming unusable. While we don't recommend going and cutting the electrical cables on an electric bike, sometimes a cut is necessary to fix or remove a cable and add a new one. Electrical wire cutting is a difficult, often last resort task, and for the safety of both yourself and your bike its important to know what you're doing before going forth.
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