Wire Classification

According to the version Cutting Nippers are suitable for diverse wire classes, which are described by different symbols. Decisions for the right pliers can be made by using this table and the symbols.

 

Wire Classification

Material examples

Type of wire

Tensile strength

N/mm²

kp/mm²

 1. 

Copper, plastics

soft

220

22

 2. 

Nail, wire pin

medium-hard

750

75

 3. 

Wire rope strand, steel wire

hard

1800

180

 4. 

Spring steel wire

piano wire

2300

230