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How can I cut cable ties flush?

Cable ties are usually made from high-quality plastics that have high tensile strength. When cutting with pliers, high friction forces arise between the plastic of the cable tie and the steel of the cutting edge of the pliers.
The wider and thicker the cable tie, the greater these forces.


The surface of the cutting edges and their wedge angles also have a major influence on the cutting forces that arise.
Our recommendation is a precision electronics diagonal cutter from the 79 series, e.g. 79 22 125 or a diagonal cutter for plastic from the 72 series, e.g. 72 01 160 .

Cut cable ties

The frequently used 78 models Electronic Super Knips® come close to their load limit when cutting cable ties, especially with wide cable ties, but also when cutting with a fast cutting movement: speed increases friction. The 125 mm versions of the 78 models are therefore not suitable.