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Technical Data Sheet

Plato Shear Cutter


The Plato 170 Plato shear cutter offers precise, reliable cutting action at an economical price. Thin profile handle and lightweight design are ideal for smaller hands.  A Plato shear cutter has a thin profile designed for those hard to reach areas in electronic assembly. Assemblers love the effortless shearing action, comfort, lightweight and safety for electronics lead and wire cutting.  A Plato lead cutter uses the shear cutting method, which requires 50% less operator effort and extends cutting life because they shear rather than pinch. Handles are cushioned for day-long comfort and automatically spring back to their original position after each use.   

Features & Benefits

  • Cut up to 18 AWG copper wire (.04"/1mm)
  • Economical, disposable cutter
  • Thin blade profile for trimming in tight areas
  • Ergonomic handle design
  • Spring-back action
Packaging Order minimum case quantity only. Extra shipping fees may apply.
Name Size Units Per Case
170 Plato Shear Cutter   10
170SD Plato Shear Cutter - Static Dissipative   10
175 Plato Shear Cutter w/Lead Catcher   10