These are typical datacomm snips with some nice improvements. The blades are the same size, the wire stripping notches are the same and the basic functions are typical. The handles are larger than my traditional snips, however, which I like a lot. Instead of gripping the outside of them, I can actually get my fingers into the handles and open the snips properly. They also open and close smoothly.
The large groove in the blade grips CAT-6 cable well and makes cuts easy. I also use the same cutting groove for stripping the insulation off the outside of the cable. The blades are sharp, however. One quick turn with the cable cutter around the jacket is enough to score it so it can be twisted / flexed off. Two turns cut through the outside jacket and the insulation around the twisted pairs inside.
The "grip zones" on the handles are only marginally helpful. I wasn't able to grip much, and I just didn't really see the point. Other than that one rather useless feature, these are great snips. Better than my old snips.
This is a tool that once used is handier than perhaps you thought it might be. The wire strippers are great when you happen to be working with the right gauge wire to get the use from them. And the material and build of the scissors make them perfect for cutting the same wire they are stripping. For my application they are just the thing. I use that size wire a lot. The large handles and small blades give you plenty of torque on the cut keeping the effort minimal. When building something like a wiring harness this can help on the hand fatigue especailly if you are starting to experience a little arthritis in the hands like I am. You take all the help you can get. The grippers are a nice feature but I personally don't use that a lot since I have gone to using wago lever nuts for a number of things now. (A lot of my wiring is in a lab type environment or on home hobby projects)
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Strong, Sturdy
This Crescent Wiss electrician/data scissor is a quality tool. It has comfortable grips with a “grip zone” between the handles to hold things tight with it while you work the object with the other hand, serrated outside edges for reaming, and an integrated cable cutter. It also has two integrated wire strippers for 19 AWG and 23 AWG. The scissors are titanium coated 3X harder than steel.
Whoa! I almost didn't get to review these neat little scissors. My wife saw these and pretty much all but confiscated them. They are that nice. In the hand, you get this tight precision feel that you expect from a professional tool. Cut with confidence - you don't have to worry about these things mangling anything you are going to cut. Really well thought out for a pair of scissors. First theres the scissors - everybody gets that. Then in the back of the jaws you have a cable cutter that cuts cleanly. Wire strippers are built into the top blade for 18-23 awg. The thick edge of the blade is serated for reaming conduit. There is a grip area between the handles which I am sure will come in handy some day. And I just noticed they are set up for lefties as well. Nice little pair of scissors - just make sure you pick up a second pair!
Pros: Accurate, All In One, Durable, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight, Strong, Sturdy