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I have a mix of NWS and Knipex cutters / pliers / strippers etc. and whilst something in me says the Knipex are better, the NWS are far more comfortable in the hand...
 
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Knipex for shears stripping larger cables and CK for household stripping (note the CK are great coming out of the gate but not too much for stamina). I had NWS and lost them but they didn't grab me that much so I don't miss them they were the larger handle type with serrated and clean cut very bulky on your pockets.

Large cable shears by CK are ridiculous they have a bull nose so you can only make side angle cuts (RUBBISH).

This thread could go on for ever I'm a tool junkie so I have tried most.

I'm sure there's plenty of other tool whores on this site!

My advice spend what you can afford, stay away from The big Orange shed, once you found something you like stay with it so it becomes a part of you.
 

telectrix

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i have CK for general use, draper expert coz. they've got a ferrule crimper and stripping holes for 1.5.and 2.5, and bahco for posh clients.
 
Had a pair of nws cutters for about 3 years now. They have been heavily used and are still as good as new
Nice to see that! Amazon has just an offer of FELO pliers (they actually are NWS - which means SOLIGEN) with screwdrivers Ergonic by FELO for lower than 50£!!! I am thinking of giving it a try. I think they will serve well an DIY enthusiast like me.
 

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Bahco and SnapOn for me....Knipex has been good quality,in what i have owned...the installation pliers are brilliant...i have several pairs,and have used them for allsorts...even removing some stitches from a treated animal (with veterinarian supervision) ... although the sales blurb never covers it,they also work on a spam tin,with the key missing...
 

telectrix

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since my last post on this thread, almost 8 years ago ! i bought some NWS sidecutterss. had them 7 years and still good. even although I use them on my big toe nails.
 

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