Nashbar Pro Cable Cutter

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Nashbar Pro Cable Cutter
Nashbar's new shop quality cable cutters provide extra leverage for a clean straight cut without forearm fatigue.
  • Rubber-coated grips for easy handling
  • Quick-release thumb lock to keep the cutting edges closed while not in use
Nashbar Pro Cable Cutter
  • MATERIAL Rubber-coated handles
  • Rating 4

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Nashbar Pro Cable Cutter
 
4.1

(based on 19 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (15)
  • Well built / quality (11)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home repair (6)
  • Small projects (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (13), Casual do-it-yourselfer (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (16)

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5.0

Good as Park

By RaginMikey

from NorCal

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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Pros

  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Repair
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Nashbar Pro Cable Cutter:

    They do their job. I have the Park's too.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

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    1.0

    Nashbar cable cutter

    By Alan

    from Kentucky

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Cable Install
      • Small Projects

      Comments about Nashbar Pro Cable Cutter:

      Cuts off cable cleanly without spreading wire strands. Cable end crimper is helpful.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      5.0

      Cable cutters

      By nic

      from Pompano Beach

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • 13 The Price Of Any
      • Strong
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Does Wellcutting Wire

        Comments about Nashbar Pro Cable Cutter:

        very well made cutter...does the job very well... very good value 1/3 the price of any I could find.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Ok Cutter

        By Commuter

        from Wisconsin

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Flimsy Construction
          • Not Effective
          • Poor Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about Nashbar Pro Cable Cutter:

            Works ok for the annual replacement of cables. Spring is weak & the metal rusts easily (other metal tools have not rusted which are stored in the same area). Doesn't include the crimper feature like Park Tool, so use some pliers instead. Cuts are not as clean as I would like. Housing definitely gets crushed, so use a dremel for housing instead.

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            5.0

            Nashbar Pro Cable Cutter

            By Rickster 66

            from Tiffin, Ohio

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Strong
            • Versatile
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Nashbar Pro Cable Cutter:

                Back in the 80's I worked in a well known bike shop as a repairman ect. I used professional grade tools every day and this pair of cutters works as well as the best! I have only used them a couple times so I can't comment on the life of the cutting edge or the durability of the product in general. I noticed that the return spring is a little weaker than a more expensive tool, but I think for the average mechanic who doesn't do it professionally they will be just fine! Not having a crimper on this tool is no big deal since I solder my cable ends!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                5.0

                PRO Cable cutter

                By You can do it your self and save $$$$

                from Parrish, FL

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Strong
                • Sturdy case
                • Versatile
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Repair

                  Comments about Nashbar Pro Cable Cutter:

                  Great for home use. Not sure how long they would last in professional setting. For the amount of times per year I will use they work great.

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                  • Personal

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                  3.0

                  Partial tang, Sharp cut but not straight

                  By Augustus Gloop

                  from Portland, OR

                  About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Comments about Nashbar Pro Cable Cutter:

                  The partial tang is probably the most annoying thing about these cutters. The grip broke off where the tang ended so I've lost some leverage. If you're applying pressure at the ends of the grips, the handle ends up having two fulcrum points. 1 at the pivot (where it's supposed to be) and another where the tang ends so you lose leverage and the grip ultimately breaks off from repeated bending around that point. They do not cut perpendicular to the housing either so some filing is in order. They work fine for casual use, but as my bike collection grew these couldn't keep up.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  4.0

                  works

                  By callanw1

                  from Durham, NC

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Works Effectively

                  Cons

                  • Does Not Crimp Ends

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Nashbar Pro Cable Cutter:

                    works but wish it had a die for crimping ends make nice cuts in casing and wire. nice square ends.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    4.0

                    Works

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                    By Graywriter

                    from Alberta, Canada

                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Strong
                    • Works Effectively

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Small Projects

                      Comments about Nashbar Pro Cable Cutter:

                      Has two cutters, a large outer one for housings and a small inner one that is presumably for cables. The inner one is a bit inconvenient because it requires feeding the cable in through the tool, so I use the larger cutter for both and it works okay.

                      This tool lacks the cable tip crimper found on some other models, which means you will need another tool for crimping (I use a standard electrical tool). This is another minor inconvenience; if you do a lot of cables you might find it worth paying the additional cost of a higher-end tool.

                      For the casual hobbyist it's well worth the price.

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                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Works great!

                      By William Retro Grouch

                      from Dublin, CA

                      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Price
                      • Works Effectively

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Cable Housing
                      • Cutting Brake Cables
                      • Cutting Shifter Cables
                      • Small Projects

                      Comments about Nashbar Pro Cable Cutter:

                      I've held off on a practical tool like this for years (like since the 90's) and finally decided that if this tool even lasts me 5 years it was worth it to be able to trim cables cleanly.

                      The cutters works great and I wished I would've gotten it sooner! I'd avoid all those frayed ends of new cables because I had to use regular wire cutters that pinches the cables flat and never cuts on the first pinch; or had to flex the cables under cutting pressure to break the last few strands...by then it's all frayed so re-routing those cables is frustrating if not impossible at times...

                      Cutter is well built and should last me 10+ years (given that I'd probably only use it 2-3x per year); not sure about it being used in a bike shop setting; blades might need sharpening.

                      Save yourself the frustrations of frayed cables that can't be re-used (after say cleaning and re-lubing the cables and you wanted to re-insert through a housing or grommets)...

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                      • Personal

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