One of the most used tools in our shop is a good pair of side cutters. They can be a little messy with the clipped ends flying and sometimes unwieldy if you’re trying to keep multiple wires separate in your holding hand. To make them more functional clean your side cutter very well. You might even want to scuff up the indented side for grip and then fill that space with silicone. Make sure to wipe it smooth and flush with the cutters. After the silicone has set up, cut straight down the middle following the natural cutters groove. You will now have a set of side cutters that will hold your material after cutting. This is helpful for keeping the cut piece out of a helper’s eye or holding the wire end that you needed.

Glyn Hassler
Diesel Air Systems
Jacksonville, FL
October, 2019