Knipex Tools 73 72 180 BK TwinForce High Performance Leverage Diagonal Cutter with Comfort Grip Handle, Red/Blue

April 2, 2014 by
Filed under: Decorating, Demo, Electrical, Manufacturing, Pliers, Recycling, Safety 

Knipex Tools 73 72 180 BK TwinForce Tools of the Tradies 1

To see how much leverage the Knipex TwinForce cutters have, I compared them against a traditional pair of pliers.

Stucco Wire: With the regular pliers, it took some effort to cut  The Knipex cut the same wire like I was cutting cooked spagetti.

Phone Wire: The regular pliers cut it, but it took some effort. The Knipex cut it a lot easier. I know Knipex state that it’s 50% less effort over traditional pliers, but I think they were being conservative, as I only needed to apply a fraction of the force that I applied with the traditional pliers.

Romex, 12-2: The regular pliers cut it with a lot of effort. With the Knipex, there was no hesitation.

#9 Screw: The regular pliers were not able the cut the wood screw. The Knipex were able to cut it.

16D Framing Nail: The regular pliers, even with both hands, were not able to cut the nail. The Knipex were able to cut the nail in one squeeze. If you look at the uncut nail, you can see a small nick left by the traditional pliers.

After this review, I was able to cleanly cut paper with the Knipex pliers. If you see the very bottom photo, you can see a cut made by the Knipex cutters, after cutting the wood screw and nail.

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