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Lofty

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So which is best ? I'm old school and have used sidecutters for years but they're getting past it and I want to replace but what with. Should I go with cable shears such as the CK T3963 or the CK Combicutter3 sidecutters which have 1.5 and 2.5 'notches' in the blades.
Who's using what and why ?.

Regards, Lofty.
 
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Cirrus

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I use sidecutters but my apprentice just bought CK combicutters and they are really quite good. Thinking of investing in some myself.
 
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wayne

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ive taken a quick look at the combicutters it reminds of times when i've tried to use sidecutters with a hole blown in them .there are times when you need sidecutters and times when you need strippers this tool won't replace either or both
 
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DanBrown

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Hi, The C.K combi-cutters 3 are great side cutters, as i use then quite a lot. They really are worth their money, on the downside the did become blunt fairly quickly which i am only dissapointed. I also have the c.k. cable shears,and also a good tool to use as it makes cutting 6mm cable or so very easy, it only takes 2 fingers to cut through 6mm. Anyway from my point of view, it is handy to have both sets.
 
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Lofty

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Hi,
Thanks for the reply. I'll probobly go that way as well as I'm really used to using sidecutters.
 

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