RS PRO 180 mm Cutters, Steel

  • RS Stock No. 497-007
  • Manufacturer RS PRO
Technical data sheets
Legislation and Compliance
RoHS Certificate of Compliance
COO (Country of Origin): DE
Product Details

RS PRO VDE Diagonal Cutter

RS PRO VDE diagonal cutters are constructed from high-grade steel and are 180mm in length. These cutters are ideal for cutting and stripping wires and are an excellent hand tool for the professional electrician to add to their tool kit.

RS PRO have a great range of hand tools including cutters of various sizes and styles to suit all your requirements, with the choice of ESD safe versions. Our insulated VDE pliers and cutters are designed to protect you from up to 1000 V. The ergonomic grips offer you comfort and control. An excellent choice for both electrical and industrial applications.

Features and Benefits:
Material - 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
For soft and piano wire (P)
Power joint and precision cutting edges for hardest and enduring use
Cutting edge with external bevel
Overall length 180mm

Typical applications
Diagonal cutters (also known as side cutters) are used in many applications to cut small wires.
Communications and construction work


What’s the difference between Flush Cutters and Diagonal Cutters?
Flush cutters cut a wire level whereas side cutters or diagonal cutters cut on an angle meaning the wire edge will be cut to one side. Flush cutters also leave a smoother and more even end of the wire.

What sizes of Cutters are available?
Cutters come in a variety of sizes ranging from 110mm to 280mm (overall length). If a model type comes in different lengths, the jaws will be the same length but the handles will be either shorter or longer. They are usually light in weight due to the fact they are carried around a lot but heavier types with a wide jaw and thick blades are able to cut thicker wires.

Care and maintenance
Do not force cutters to cut through material that is too hard for them as it can damage the blades by chipping or blunting them. These hand tools can be cleaned with soap and water, especially the blades, to remove dirt which could cause issues with the joints and encourage corrosion.


DIN ISO 5749

Attribute Value
Type Diagonal
Overall Length 180 mm
VDE/1000V Approved Yes
Material Steel
Maximum Cutting Capacity 2.7mm
Cutting Capacity Soft Steel Wire 2.7mm
Cutting Capacity Piano Wire 2.3mm
5 : Next working day (AU stock)
33 : 5 working days (Global stock)
Price (ex. GST) Each
$ 59.45
(exc. GST)
$ 65.39
(inc. GST)
Per unit
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