Quality That You Can Trust! These Professional Soft Flex® Flush Cutters are manufactured by Soft Flex® Company for our top of the line, bead stringing wire: Soft Flex® Wire and Soft Touch™ Wire. This cutter will cut all 4 of our diameters: .010, .014, .019 and .024. They will also cut stainless steel, tungsten and nickel in diameters up to 1.00mm. The blade exceeds 64 on the Rockwell Hardness Scale. Each cutter is hand tested and will get up to about half a million cuts!
This tool is manufactured in in the USA. These cutters are constructed of high grade alloy steel with ergonomic foam cushion handles. They have a lap-joint.
We could toot our own horn about our new cutters for hours, but we are bit biased. So, well known designer and artist, Kate McKinnon, will give you her thoughts on our new tools. "The Soft Flex® cutters are the single most valued tool in my studio. They have retained their precise edge after years of abuse, and are a joy to use. I really feel as if it is a lifetime tool. Hey, I love it so much that there is a close-up photo of it on the first page of my design workbook!" Our pliers and cutters are top of the line.
A tool is deemed ergonomic if it materially contributes to reducing the probability of cumulative trauma disorders with the hand, finger, wrist, or arm. The Soft Flex® Company Tool Line has handles designed for transferring force from the operator to the point of operation in a highly ergonomic manner. The average American worker`s hand or palm is approximately four inches wide. Therefore tool handles should be four inches long at least. To allow freedom of hand placement, 4 to 5 inches would be even more desirable. The length of our handles, from the joint to the end, is 4.8 inches. The long handle forces the operator to spread the force with use by all four fingers to operate the tool. Operators may use only two or three fingers on cutters with shorter handles. The longer handle also spreads the load over the width of the palm in a bar of force. In contrast, a short handle presents a point of force which digs into the palm, compressing nerves and tendons and reducing blood flow.
The Soft Flex® Company Tool Line features, as standard, a unique double-sheathed, ESD safe, cushioned grip. The inner sheath is a tough vinyl, ESD safe material which holds the leaf spring and the cushioned surface to the handle. The outer sheath, also ESD safe, provides a no-slip, cushioned surface for the operator's hand. This is important because the slight compressibility of the cushion aids to distribute the pressure more effectively. It can even absorb sharp particles that might puncture the hand. The Soft Flex® Company Tool Line cushion grip is almost always considered by operators to be more comfortable than the hard plastic used by competitors.
Please note: these cutters are designed for use on beading wire and soft metals, such as sterling silver or copper. We do not suggest attempting to cut hard wire, such as Memory Wire, with these cutters as it will harm the blades of the cutter.