My old flush cutter wore out and instead of just ordering the first thing I saw, I compared various products out there and am I glad I did. I really love the feel of this cutter and the ease with which it cuts.
Size: length from joint to tip - 12.5mm
These precision strength European Flush Cutters are a high quality tool for the professional jewelry designer. You can cut any diameter of Soft Flex© and Soft Touch™ and most gauges of Soft Flex© Craft Wire.
This tool is manufactured in Europe. These cutters are constructed of stainless steel with ergonomic foam cushion handles. Precision Strength Flush Cutters have a lap-joint, a smooth spring return and a Rockwell Hardness of 61.
Note: These cutters are designed for use on beading wire and soft metals, such as sterling silver or copper. Hard wire, such as Memory Wire, will harm the blades of the cutter. Euro Tool, the manufacturer, recommends not cutting anything larger than a 16 gauge wire, unless is it a soft metal like, gold or silver wire, then you could go as large as 14 gauge.
Note: The manufacturing process of the grips on this tool can sometimes leave the cutters with a faint odor. Simply leave the cutters out and exposed to air and the slight smell will disband.