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Component lead cutters

28 October 2009 Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

The Model 170 series of lead cutters from Plato employs carefully crafted precision cutting blades that combine seamlessly with curved, palm shaped handles to deliver effortless lead cutting and user comfort. They are ESD safe to protect sensitive components and feature a responsive spring-back action for quick, comfortable cutting of multiple leads. The cutters use a thin profile design to reach tight areas in electronics assembly, and are available with a permanently attached safety guard to reduce the risk of lead fly-off.

The lead cutters are available in different models to suit specific requirements and applications. The 170 is a general-purpose version that flush cuts component leads as large as 1,0 mm, weighs 51 g and is 131 mm long. The 170SD and 175SD are static dissipative cutters that have permanently static dissipative plastic static grips. The 170SMD is a low-profile lead cutter for use in restricted areas. The low profile nose and narrow head, combined with a nose width of less than 0,6 mm per side enables cuts of SMD leads up to 0,5 mm diameter with openings between leads as small as 0,7 mm. The 1755 big shear cuts round and flat cable, coax, nickel, Kovar, and other wire with a clean shearing cut that reduces cable cut-end distortion.



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