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Offline nanofrog

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Re: Good Side Cutters For Small Electronics Work
« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2012, 08:48:36 pm »
careful with the Lindstroms.
Any comments made are based on themodels that I persally own :

http://www.lindstromtools.com/tools_cutters_80_assort.htm

I have the following :

Model 80 ( obsolete )
Model 8141
Model 8211
Model 8160

i cannot comment on any other models. I stick to the yellow series as this is what started lindstrom. The others are most certainly NOT lindstrom designs but were 'absorbed' from other companies when they were under Sandvik control. Up till the acquisition there was only the yellow series ( 80 series  ).

i have one of the 'white series' normal pliers ( not cutters ) and they are 'flimsy'. i don't like those..
After watching a video on youtube, I got the impression the Yellow and RX series only differed by the handles that were attached.
 

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Re: Good Side Cutters For Small Electronics Work
« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2012, 09:18:24 pm »
i honestly don't know ... so i stick to the yellow series..
Professional Electron Wrangler.
Any comments, or points of view expressed, are my own and not endorsed , induced or compensated by my employer(s).
 

Offline robrenz

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Re: Good Side Cutters For Small Electronics Work
« Reply #27 on: May 19, 2012, 09:35:39 pm »
I have pair of the RX ergo blue handle style.  They are very high quality and very comfortable.

Offline Jason Long

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Re: Good Side Cutters For Small Electronics Work
« Reply #28 on: May 19, 2012, 09:43:53 pm »
This is copied from Lindstroms website in reference to the 80 series cutters (the yellow handled ones)
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Lindstrom 80-Series cutters

Tried and true performance for the traditional user

Surpassed only by our own Lindstrom Rx range, the Lindstrom 80-Series remains the top choice for the traditional user. This range of cutters offers unsurpassed cutting capacity covering a wide range of wire dimensions and types.
The technology that truly "started it all".


http://www.lindstromtools.com/tools_cutters_80.htm

If Lindstrom makes both and plainly states that one is better than the other, I'm prepared to take their word for it.

That's not to say the older "Swiss made" versions aren't better than the current "Make in Spain" versions... I have no clue.
 


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