Xcelite MS54V 4" Diagonal Cutter
Xcelite MS54V 4" Diagonal Cutter is rated out of 5 by 3.
Rated 4 out of 5
from Nice Snips, Big FlawThe craziest thing about these cutters is that the coil spring that pushes the handles open falls out when the handles are opened too far. You might say, "Then don't open the handles too far." Well, imagine these things knocking around in a tool box or on a bench full of tools. It is not hard to have them open too far. It took me two weeks of serious bench time before the spring went missing. During this time, there were several other instances when one end of the spring had fallen out of its hole, but the entire spring did not fall out.On a positive note, they are nice snips, though nothing special. I like the slim, not overwrought green handles (compared to clunky plastic handle ornamentation I have on some other small hand tools.) They are also marked ESD safe.I have since found the spring and am using tiny pieces of "fun tack" in each hole in an attempt to encourage the spring to stay in place.
Date published: 2014-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5
from Like Daddy-O says...Excellent product! My father used Xcelite for his Television Engineering 40+ years and still has most of his tools into retirement. Just darn good quality stuff. Don't try and save money on another brand like I did because you'll be right back here when brand X breaks and buying these anyway!
Date published: 2012-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5
by Daddy0 - 15949
from Worth every penny!!I never realized how good these cutters were until I finally broke my 15 year old pair trying to cut some ridiculously thick metal. I bought a cheap pair and quickly found out that the Xcelite are worth every penny.
Date published: 2011-02-17