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Publication Date: 08/1/2010
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Aven Intros Premium Hard Wire Cutters
ESD-protected hard wire cutters.
Ann Arbor, MI — Six newly introduced hard wire cutters with varied head shapes and jaw styles for applications in electronics and other technology manufacturing are being shown by Aven, Inc.

The precision hand tools are made in the USA as part its Accu-Cut line of pliers and cutters. The half-dozen durable models are suited for meticulously shaping and trimming wire harnesses, aerospace cables and telecommunications connections.

Each hard wire cutter has dual leaf springs for smooth, consistent operation and ergonomic handles designed in Germany for comfort. Cushioned safety grips help avert electrostatic discharge (ESD) risk, and all of the tools have an overall length of 130mm (5-in.). The smallest tips are on two miniature Class W cutters with 7.1mm heads in oval or tapered styles. Both tools are made from solid tungsten alloy steel rated 66 to 68 on the Rockwell hardness scale — tough enough for hundreds of thousands of cuts.

The other four models, with solid tungsten carbide brazed into the jaw, are intended for thicker and harder wire. These Class T cutters have 79 to 81 HRC ratings on cutting edges, which are available in semi-flush or flush choices. Jaw choices are oval, tapered or angulated mini. All can cut fine hard wire made from stainless steel, nickel, Nitinol or tungsten without nicking the tool. Semi-flush edges have the longest life and because of an edge bevel,produce a small pinch on the tip of a snipped wire. Flush cutters have a minimum bevel, yielding an even smaller pinch.
Contact: Aven, Inc., 4595 Platt Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48108 734-973-0099 fax: 734-973-0097 Web:

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