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« on: January 12, 2017, 05:56:19 PM »

Anyone recommend a good brand/model of string clippers?  One that will easily cut low e string.  Thanks
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2017, 07:33:35 PM »

Bahco or Channellock the latter being made in USA. Either are more than adequate.
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2017, 10:33:27 PM »

I just use a decent set of wire cutters.
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2017, 10:46:04 PM »

Same here. Cutters from the hardware store and I've started putting masking tape around the outside edge because they can sometimes jump after clipping the thicker strings.
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2017, 11:13:51 PM »

A good pair of dykes (Klein)will get the job done.
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2017, 11:24:21 PM »

My Leatherman multitool works for me
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2017, 12:08:14 AM »

I am looking for some skinny tipped ones for slot head work.
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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2017, 12:46:51 AM »

I have one of these too but I only use the winder part. For snipping, I use regular wire cutters, as I said.   

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/daddario-planet-waves-pro-winder-string-winder-cutter?cntry=us&source=3WWRWXGP&gclid=CjwKEAiA79zDBRCgyf2FgeiY-CESJABzr0BMYa-zdOLdNip2bhR6T6-7JY7TJdgAOHIlpanthpUK4hoCqZDw_wcB&kwid=productads-adid^156403583515-device^c-plaid^142911626661-sku^360253000000000@ADL4MF-adType^PLA
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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2017, 04:23:20 PM »

I have one of these too but I only use the winder part. For snipping, I use regular wire cutters, as I said.    

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/daddario-planet-waves-pro-winder-string-winder-cutter?cntry=us&source=3WWRWXGP&gclid=CjwKEAiA79zDBRCgyf2FgeiY-CESJABzr0BMYa-zdOLdNip2bhR6T6-7JY7TJdgAOHIlpanthpUK4hoCqZDw_wcB&kwid=productads-adid^156403583515-device^c-plaid^142911626661-sku^360253000000000@ADL4MF-adType^PLA

I have an older model of that and it works fine for my use.  Not a clean cut though.  

For a finer cut if you're looking for a smaller set, I'd look at jewelry pliers / side cutters.  I've got some basic side cutters in jewelry size (around 5" length) I assume they'd do the wound guitar strings fine.  Like anything, you get what you pay for.  My $15 jewelry pliers work lots better than the $5 pair.  You can find these at arts and craft stores or online. 
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2017, 06:19:54 PM »

I have a small pair of Craftsman diagonal cutters https://www.craftsman.com/products/craftsman-professional-4-1-2-in-diagonal-cutting-pliers


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« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2017, 07:36:26 PM »

I just use a decent set of wire cutters.

What he said.
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« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2017, 07:54:43 PM »

I have a small pair of Craftsman diagonal cutters https://www.craftsman.com/products/craftsman-professional-4-1-2-in-diagonal-cutting-pliers


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« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2017, 07:19:34 AM »

Haven't tried these, but the reviews are all very positive.  http://www.stewmac.com/Luthier_Tools/Types_of_Tools/Pliers_and_Cutters/String_Cutter.html
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« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2017, 02:18:15 AM »

I use an Xcelite 170M

https://www.amazon.com/Xcelite-170M-General-Shearcutter-Diagonal/dp/B0002BBZIS
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« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2017, 07:14:31 PM »

I ended up getting the Cruztool string cutter.  Cuts thru the heaviest wound strings quick, easy and clean.  I really like it.  Thanks everyone for your suggestions.
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« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2017, 08:18:18 PM »

I ended up getting the Cruztool string cutter. 

Oh I was left with impression you were seeking something a little more high end to better suit the works of art you'd be working on 

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« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2017, 12:32:42 PM »

The large size

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« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2017, 02:37:24 PM »

The large size



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« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2017, 05:07:09 AM »

These are great

http://daddario.com/pwProductDetail.Page?ActiveID=4115&productid=551&productname=Pro_Winder__Guitar&sid=e47cd121-9285-4866-a94d-b40b1dea02bb
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