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KNIPEX 74 05 160 Kraft-Seitenschneider
KNIPEX 74 05 160 Kraft-Seitenschneider
KNIPEX 74 05 160 Kraft-Seitenschneider
KNIPEX 74 05 160 Kraft-Seitenschneider
KNIPEX 74 05 160 Kraft-Seitenschneider
KNIPEX 74 05 160 Kraft-Seitenschneider

74 05 160 High Leverage Diagonal Cutter

  • For very tough, continuous use
  • High cutting performance with minimum effort due to optimum coordination of the cutting edge angle and transmission ratio
  • Precision cutting edges additionally induction-hardened (cutting edge hardness approx. 64 HRC), for all sorts of wire including piano wire
  • Chrome vanadium heavy-duty steel, forged, multi stage oil-hardened
Technical attributes
Article No.
74 05 160
with multi-component grips
209 g
160 x 56 x 22 mm
DIN ISO 5749
Cutting capacities medium hard wire (diameter)
Ø 3.4 mm
Cutting capacities hard wire (diameter)
Ø 2.5 mm
Cutting capacities piano wire (diameter)
Ø 2.0 mm

High leverage diagonal cutters for hard constant use

Reliable helpers for professional users: tough and strong

Thanks to their high cutting capacity and indestructible strength, the Knipex 74 05 160 high leverage diagonal cutters are highly valued especially by craftsmen, and therefore in great demand. These high leverage diagonal cutters are also often used in the motor trade, on the building site and in industry.

They are also ideal as constant companion in mobile applications, because despite their compact size, they are still able to cut hard materials effortlessly. The chrome plating also contributes to durability because it is an effective rust protection, e.g. when the tool is used outside or is kept permanently in a service vehicle where condensation on the tool may occur due to temperature changes.

Low weight, optimum ergonomics and geometry: a 20 % energy saving

Compared to conventional diagonal cutters of the same size, the Knipex 74 05 160 offers a much better ratio between the force required and cutting capacity. The geometry of the cutting edges, joint and the handles has been designed for efficiency. During hard, constant use, e.g. during assembly work, this tool is also the first choice because its ergonomic design really conserves the strength of the user.

Thanks to the hand-friendly shape of the handle, the benefits of using these high leverage diagonal cutters are plain to feel and see. The multi-component grips ensure added comfort. These high leverage diagonal cutters are extremely stable due to their robust design with forged joint axle, yet also very light, weighing just 209 g.

Brief overview

Compact high leverage diagonal cutters with forged joint axle

Cut piano wire (spring steel wire) up to Ø 2.0 mm

Big quality in a compact format: only 160 mm long

Low weight (209 g)

Cutting edge hardness approx. 64 HRC

Production according to high standards for best work results and a long service life

Sit firmly in the hand thanks to ergonomic handle design and multi-component grips

Chrome vanadium electric steel, forged, oil hardened in multiple stages and chrome-plated

Precise cutting of medium-hard and hard wire as well as piano wire

One can see how good diagonal cutters are by the cut. Knipex high leverage diagonal cutters deliver best performance. In addition to the quality forged metal parts made of high performance chrome vanadium tool steel, the most important quality criteria at Knipex include their precise machining. The sharpness and angle of the cutting edges on the Knipex 74 05 160 are designed for top performance. The excellent machining of these high leverage diagonal cutters makes sure that the material to be cut is always cut cleanly. The high quality of the tool steel produced in Germany, the hardness of the cutting edges and the forged joint axle guarantee exceptional stability and a long service life.

With forged joint axle for the toughest, continuous demands.

The high leverage diagonal cutters also cut hard materials using 20 % less energy compared to diagonal cutters with the same length.

The precision cutting edges are additionally induction hardened.

The 160 mm long high leverage diagonal cutters cut NYM cable up to a diameter of 3.4 mm.

All variations

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