lead clipper recommendation

Ya’akov

Joined Jan 27, 2019
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OMG they charge a processing fee and a shipping fee. The cheapest I could get was $19.99 Unbelievable, despite it being $3.99. The attached photo is a similar tool I found on Amazon. Do you think the end cuts or is just a plier?
Those are end cutters and they are definitely not good for trimming leads on PCB. They won’t cut close to the board even though they cut from the end the bevel on the cutting edges won’t let them and they are not low profile.
 

dl324

Joined Mar 30, 2015
17,094
OMG they charge a processing fee and a shipping fee. The cheapest I could get was $19.99 Unbelievable, despite it being $3.99.
They place a surcharge on small orders. If you want to buy from them, add some things you can use for other projects.
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I usually wait until they give me a discount code and/or free shipping before I place an order and I usually order around $100 worth of stuff at a time to make any shipping cost less of an issue. Shipping cost is the reason I rarely buy anything from Circuit Specialists.
 

shortbus

Joined Sep 30, 2009
10,049
Those are end cutters and they are definitely not good for trimming leads on PCB. They won’t cut close to the board even though they cut from the end the bevel on the cutting edges
But they will cut better and are more like the real lead trimmers if you have a grinder or belt sander. I took a set like that and ground them down until the outside bevel meets the inner one. They work fine, but you need to watch when grinding not to over heat them.
 
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shortbus

Joined Sep 30, 2009
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clangray

Joined Nov 4, 2018
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They place a surcharge on small orders. If you want to buy from them, add some things you can use for other projects.
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I usually wait until they give me a discount code and/or free shipping before I place an order and I usually order around $100 worth of stuff at a time to make any shipping cost less of an issue. Shipping cost is the reason I rarely buy anything from Circuit Specialists.
Thankyou!
 
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