As I mentioned the other day, I kind of went on a Spring tool shopping spree this week. This happens sometimes. Whenever I look for something specific, I find all these other tools I have been meaning to check out or listed as a must-have for an upcoming project.
One of the tools I glanced at but didn’t pull the trigger on is this Williams mini wire cutter, model 23541. It’s not quite a precision cutter meant for small electronics work, and it’s not quite as big as general purpose electrical cutters.
The Williams mini cutter, at 5-1/2″ long, is sized a little smaller than compact wire strippers, and can handle wires up to 8 AWG in size. It can work with stranded and solid copper wire, as well as aluminum wire. The jaws are hardened and precision ground, and the handles are double-dipped for comfort.
According to Williams, the double-dipped handles have an air cushion pocket which helps reduce hand fatigue. I have a couple of Craftsman Klein-Kurve-style wire strippers (check out our wire strippers and combination electrical tools recommendations!), and their similarly double-dipped handles really are exceptionally comfortable and easy on the hands.
These cutters look to be great for smaller tasks, or for reaching into tight areas. They have nubs for a spring, but don’t seem to come with one.
Made in USA
Although less expensive through Tools Delivered, be sure to check out their strict return policy.
There’s also a mini stripper (23542) and mini crimper (23543), and a set that includes all three mini tools (23080).
As a reminder, Williams is a Snap-on Industrial brand.