Cutting wires with small pliers
Here is the video
These pliars are kind of small. It is pretty hard to cut things with them. They won't even cut zip ties. This is because of the small size of the handle (or its because I'm weak.) The handel is 4 inches long(10cm). I could also be the curve of the handle. But there is a way to cut things.......
We will be useing a vise clamp. They are awsome and really convenient. You could use something else but I going to use the vise.
Put the wire you will be cutting(in my case I'm useing a coat hanger wire) in your pliers and tighten the vise just to hold it on. Dont go crazy yet. You could start turnig the vise but the metal might go flying. You could have a freind hold the two peices of metal but if your alone, there is at trick you can do.
Take one or if you want two rubber bands and wrap the around the handel. You can do two but one works just fine. This grips the wire tight. I learned this from Josh Bixler. He uses this as helping hands when soldering. This was mentioned in the FT cruiser supplementey biuld.
Check out that episode! I use that method for soldering as well!
Take the other pliers and pinch The wire on one side. You can do this with both sides if you have another pair of pliers but if you don't you can do this................
You can pinch the other side of the wire and hold down the pliers somehow. Start turning the vise untill it cuts the wire.
Tada! Cut wire!
So there you have it! With two pairs of pliers, rubber bands, and a vice, you can cut wire if your pliers are weird, or if you're weak!
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