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Model #PWC9

  • Medium steel capacity 5/32 in., (4 mm)
  • Hard steel capacity 5/32 in., (4 mm)
  • Red vinyl handles for comfort and secure grip
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Product Details

The H.K. Porter 8 in. Wire Cutters are designed to cut thin wires well. They feature a compact, lightweight design for portability and have center-cut blades for easy, efficient use. The cutters can cut mild steel wires with diameters up to 5/32 in. and hard steel wires with diameters up to 3/32 in.
  • Center-cut blades for easy cutting
  • Blades have a stripping notch for insulated wire
  • Cuts brinell 140 mild steel wires with diameters up to 5/32 in.
  • Satin finish
  • Compact, lightweight design for portability
  • 8-1/2 in.
  • Weight: 0.65 lb.
  • Return Policy

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Questions & Answers

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Q:Will this cut barbed wire
by|Nov 11, 2018
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A:  Yes

by|Jun 16, 2019

    A:  Plain an simple No. Jaws aren't hardened as they claim they dented dented when I went to use them.

    by|Nov 11, 2018

    A:  I'm sure these could get a cut or two through the gauge of barbed wire, but I would get larger wire cutters if you have a project that involves lots of cuts. These are great wire cutters, so I definitely would recommend them, but for barbed wire I'd go check out the next few sizes up.

    by|Nov 12, 2018

      A:  Yes, as long as the thickness is 5/32'' or less.

      by|Nov 12, 2018

        A:  Hi asa3066, it will depend on the thickness of the barb wire. These cutters can cut Mild Steel (Brinel 140) (80,000 PSI) up to 5/32" Diameter and Hard Steel (HRC 44) (208,000 PSI) up to 3/32" Diameter.

        by|Nov 23, 2019
          1 found this answer helpful
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          Q:Can this be used to crimp ferrules? If not, what can you recommend that can be used with one hand?
          by|Sep 6, 2018
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          A:  Hi BenChestnut, please contact our customer service team at 1-800-650-8665 for better assistance.

          by|Sep 7, 2018

            A:  I've not tried to crimp anything with these wire cutters, so I cannot speak to if they would work for that or not. I would think wire crimpers would be better suited.

            by|Sep 6, 2018

              A:  it depends what you are using it for the jaws do not open wide. For wire I would use Model # 46550 Internet #205072210 for cable I have used a drilling hammer

              by|Sep 6, 2018

              A:  No they are only for cutting you need to purchase a specific tool that Home Depot sells for crimping it may accomplish what you're looking to do.

              by|Oct 23, 2018
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                Q:Will these cut through tomato cage metal?
                by|Jun 17, 2018
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                A:  Not the tomato metal cages that I am familiar with.

                by|Oct 23, 2018

                  A:  Yes. Easily

                  by|Nov 6, 2018

                    A:  Yes.

                    by|Mar 17, 2019
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                      A:  Hi gardengirl, it will depend on the thickness of the metal. These wire cutters will cut brinell 140 mild steel wires with diameters up to 5/32 in. and HRC 44 hard steel wires with diameters up to 3/32 in.

                      by|Mar 17, 2019
                        1 found this answer helpful

                        A:  Not designed for that purpose and would dull quickly, you would want to get a set of side cuts or diykes for cutting that material.

                        by|Sep 6, 2018
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                          Q:Will this cut the lock off my gate i lost the key?
                          by|Jun 7, 2018
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                          A:  No

                          by|Nov 6, 2018

                            A:  Definitely NOT as this is what I bought them for an had to return them because the jaws do not open wide enough for one an second the jaws are not made from truly Hardened Steel to all you to cut through your lock. It would be best that you look to grind it off as they do in storage lockers.

                            by|Oct 23, 2018

                              A:  Yes, if the shackle of the lock is no more than 5/32 inch thick, this can be used to cut it.

                              by|Jun 7, 2018

                                A:  Hi Mark, it will depend on the size of the lock you are using. These cutters will cut mild steel wires with diameters up to 5/32 in. and hard steel wires with diameters up to 3/32 in.

                                by|Jun 11, 2018

                                  A:  you need bolt cutters for cutting locks off

                                  by|Sep 6, 2018
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                                    Customer Reviews

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                                    First the brand is Wiss not HK porter and this is a cable cutter not for screws, for me it works ...
                                    First the brand is Wiss not HK porter and this is a cable cutter not for screws, for me it works for what I bought it, which was to cut pieces of small aluminum of 2mm and cables too, cut them easier than normal pliers. It also works for some normal sized gates.
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                                      I used this when I was installing my field fence cut the 12 gauge wire like butter even tested it...
                                      I used this when I was installing my field fence cut the 12 gauge wire like butter even tested it on some chain link
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                                      Cutters are not what the picture shows
                                      I purchased these to make some cuts to 150lb wire that sat flush to a surface. The picture online shows the cutting edge extending to the end of the pliers, which is not the case. They stop around 1/8" away and then take a 45 degree angle to the end of the pliers (see picture). This makes cutting anything that sits flush to a surface very difficult since it falls within that void. If you are looking to cut things that have room around them, then these do a fine job but for the specific task I purchased them for, they do not work.
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                                      Bought these to cut my aluminum duct -- worked well.
                                      Bought these to cut my aluminum duct -- worked well.
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                                        Great but a bit too small to cut thicker wires....
                                        Great but a bit too small to cut thicker wires.
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                                        This cutter was not strong enough to cut nails.
                                        This cutter was not strong enough to cut nails.
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                                        They are doing exactly what I needed them for ...
                                        They are doing exactly what I needed them for
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                                        Easy to use and cuts easely...
                                        Easy to use and cuts easely
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                                        The price of the wire cutters was reasonable. The performance...
                                        The price of the wire cutters was reasonable. The performance was also very satisfactory. Thank you.
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