Knipex X-Cut cutting pliers
The new X-Cut cutting pliers, from KNIPEX, is a compact, light-weight, powerful and precise box-joint diagonal cutter.
The X-Cut pliers offers a wide range of cutting capabilities for industrial, trade and craft applications. The new cutter cuts through fine strands with great precision, easily cutting through materials similar to hard piano wire, but also features a large jaw opening for multi-strand cables. The powerful X-Cut model requires 40 percent less force than conventional diagonal cutters.
The box-joint design of the X-Cut cutter gives the tool greater stability while eliminating backlash movement and the slim shape of the tool’s head provides easy access in confined spaces. A double-supported joint axis and optimum coordination of the cutting edge angle, combined with a high-lever ratio allow for heavy-duty, high-capacity cutting.
The X-Cut pliers is the second KNIPEX tool to win a 2013 iF Product Design Award, presented by an independent jury of internationally respected designers, entrepreneurs and professors. The criteria met for this award included design quality, degree of innovation, environmental impact, functionality, ergonomics, visualization of intended use, safety, brand value and branding, as well as the universal aspects of design.
“This KNIPEX innovation provides professionals with a general-purpose diagonal cutter which will meet the most varied needs including electrical and metalworking needs,” said Alan W. Sipe, president and general manager, KNIPEX Tools.
Manufactured of forged and oil-hardened chrome-vanadium, heavy-duty steel, the X-Cut cutter is available in a polished or chrome-plated finish with multi-component handles. An insulated X-Cut model is also available.