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.


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