String Cutter

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String Cutter

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String Cutter

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A must for every string change!

Our string cutter is a durable, high quality tool made for everyday guitar shop use. You'll want this essential tool in your guitar case, too! Hardened for music wire, the sharp spring-tension side cutter jaws let you get in close to tuning machine posts for string trimming.

Machined tool steel with comfortable molded handles and smooth action.

Cutting length: 5/8" (15.88mm)
Overall length: 4-3/4" (120.65mm)

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Great string cutters; Require some refining for commercial use.

(Customer's Reviews)

I love these cutters! They give you real close access, are sharp, and stay sharp quite well. There is only one bummer: There are two spring blades in the handle that return it to open position, one with a post and one with a notch, and the notched spring always breaks about 1/8" into its length after about 1.5-2 months of commercial use (at maybe about 500 or so "cycles" of snipping a week). At the price, it's nothing that's tragic as it's a manageable cost to replace, but if the return springs could be strengthened substantially in any way, I feel it would be worth a redesign. I'd rather buy a $20-$30 pair of amazing cutters that last a year of commercial use.

I'd recommend them regardless of your intent, but just know that if you do frequent work on instruments, such as commercially, that these will need regular replacement.


String cutter

(Customer's Reviews)

Solid cutter and long overdue to have a cutter for those who want strings cut to the tuner post. Hopefully, it will stay sharp! Will order the others givens the quality


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(Customer's Reviews)

Cuts your strings closer to the machine head post a lot better than the cutters on the planet waves pro winder very useful

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