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KNIPEX 74 06 160 Kraft-Seitenschneider
KNIPEX 74 06 160 Kraft-Seitenschneider
KNIPEX 74 06 160 Kraft-Seitenschneider
KNIPEX 74 06 160 Kraft-Seitenschneider
KNIPEX 74 06 160 Kraft-Seitenschneider
KNIPEX 74 06 160 Kraft-Seitenschneider

74 06 160 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 06 160
insulated with multi-component grips, VDE-tested
215 g
160 x 57 x 19 mm
DIN ISO 5749 DIN EN 60900 IEC 60900
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
VDE tested

High lev. diag. cutters for tough continuous use in the electrical industry

Reliable helpers for professional users: tough, strong and insulated

Thanks to their high cutting capacity and indestructible strength, the Knipex 74 06 160 high leverage diagonal cutters are highly valued especially by craftsmen, and therefore in great demand.

These high leverage diagonal cutters are used particularly frequently in the electrical trade, e.g. for maintenance work, for electrical installations on the building site or 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 the electrician’s 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 06 160 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 protect the user during work on live parts and ensure added comfort. These high leverage diagonal cutters are extremely stable due to their robust design with forged joint axle, yet very light, weighing just 215 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 (215 g)

Cutting edge hardness approx. 64 HRC

Production according to higher standards for optimal work results and a long service life

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

Insulated handles

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 better 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 06 160 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.

Suitable for work on electrical installations (as long as the relevant safety rules have been complied with).

The precision cutting edges are additionally induction hardened.

With forged joint axle for the toughest, continuous demands.

High leverage diagonal cutters for multiple cutting work on CU or AL conductors across all wire classes through to piano wire.

All variations

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