RS Diagonal Cable Cutter, 3.5mm cutting capacity 160mm overall length

  • RS Stock No. 161-170
  • Manufacturer RS PRO
Technical data sheets
Legislation and Compliance
RoHS Status: Not Applicable
COO (Country of Origin): DE
Product Details

RS Diagonal Cutters

These high-quality wire cutters from our own RS PRO brand are a handy addition to any electrician’s toolbox, and suitable for VDE applications. The ergonomically designed bow handle ensures a comfortable grip over long periods of use, and is PVC covered for a sure grip. It also has a finger guard to prevent pinching while operating.

Lightweight and robust, these wire nippers are a fast and efficient tool for wire cutting applications, delivering precision where it counts.

Features and Benefits

• Suitable for VDE purposes
• External Bevel cut
• Able to produce a soft cutting edge, even on piano wire
• Dual-compoent handle grips and finger guards with durable non-slip grip


Wire cutters, or nippers, are used in all manner of applications, both domestic and industrial. From prototyping and device assembly to cable installation, wire cutters essential. They are often used by;

• Electricians
• Maintenance workers
• Engineers

What is the advantage of a chamfered / bevel wire cutter?

Bevel cutting wire cutters tend to have sturdier blades, and so are more durable and have a longer tool life. However, unlike flush-cutters, they tend to leave a 'spike' or angle in the cut wire which may be undesirable when working with more delicate components. It is important to select a wire cutter with a cut type that suits your needs, depending on whether a flush, or straight, cut wire is necessary.

Though other tools such as pliers might have cable cutters integrated, specialist wire cutters typically deliver a better, neater and safer wire cutting experience.

It this wire cutter VDE certified?

If you’re looking for high-quality pliers which are safe to use when working with electricity then these diagonal cutter pliers are an excellent choice as they have VDE approval.


RS PRO aims to be your go-to brand for reliability and value for money. We source high-quality parts at great prices and test everything with our in-house experts to ensure the quality you need.

When it comes to tools, we know that versatility and dependability are what you need. As such, we stock a variety of mainstay and specialist tools to suit any application. Whether you're a professional electrician, plumber, builder or DIY enthusiast, RS PRO is here to support you.

Features and Benefits

Precise shaped and power saving special cutting edges for soft and piano wire
Cutting edge with external bevel
Constructed from high grade steel with mirror polish and slip guard
Two component handle for ease of use VDE tested and confirms to IEC 900 1000V
Made in Germany

Attribute Value
Type Diagonal
Overall Length 160mm
Materials Cut Hard Wire, Piano Wire
Cutting Capacity 3.5mm
Cut Type Diagonal
1 : Next working day (AU stock)
59 : 5 working days (Global stock)
Price (ex. GST) Each
$ 51.95
(exc. GST)
$ 57.15
(inc. GST)
Per unit
1 +
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