Production-duty ergonomic wire cutters that feature tapered heads with lead retainers for working on densely populated PC boards and protecting against foreign object damage have been introduced by Xuron Corp. of Saco, Maine.
The Xuron® Model 9200ASF Micro-Shear® Flush Cutter is ESD safe and features a tapered head for reaching into tight spaces on densely populated PCBs and includes a wire retainer to prevent flying leads. Precision made from high carbon steel with cutting edges hardened to Rc 56-58, these cutters produce clean, square cuts, and have Light Touch™ return springs and are offered with the ESD safe hand grips or plain cushioned rubber grips.
Conforming to ANSI/ESD.S20.20 and DOD-HDBK-263 specifications, the Xuron® Model 9200ASF Micro-Shear® Flush Cutter exhibits 106-109 ohms surface resistivity and is ideally suited for assembly and field service repair. The retaining clip engages automatically when cutting to retain cut wire leads and they are easier to squeeze than compression-type cutters.
The Xuron® Model 9200ASF Micro-Shear® ESD safe Flush Cutter sells for $27.95 (list) and the Model 9200F with plain grips is $25.75 (list).