These cutters are ideal for use on small cutting surfaces such as rope, tape, ribbon, thread and cable made from aramid and para-aramid fibers such as Kevlar®, Dyneema®, Vectran®, Spectra®, Technora®, Nomex®, Innegra®, Dacron® and other materials made from fiberglass and carbon fiber. Its blades are made of high carbon alloy steel from Japan and are infused with Molybdenum and Vanadium (HRC 60~62) through a proprietary manufacturing process to achieve a level of hardness (HV1200) to cut high tech material. It can also be used to cut materials made from carbon fiber, glass fiber, plastic, canvas, vinyl, leather, suede, leatherette, nylon, silk, cotton, for upholstery, headliner, string or other knitted forms.
To cut composite-grade materials is a very difficult task. These 6-1/4" shears are meant for precise and clean cuts into the material. They can be used to make relief cuts during the lay-up process so reinforcements precisely fit in the mold. Or cut stubborn threads hanging off the edge of fabric. Or make small cuts for intricate parts. The cutting performance is great across the length of the blade; in fact, the blades cut all the way to the tips for quick and accurate trimming. They can also be used to make relief cuts during the lay-up process to fit the reinforcement into the mold. Cut hanging fibers along the cutting edge of the fabric cleanly. Cut fiber thread off the fiber optic cable neatly when installing connectors.
Note: Cutting abrasives like fiberglass or carbon will dull these cutters for aramid use. It is advisable to reserve a pair specifically for cutting Kevlar only.
Plier like form factor for high leverage during cuts
Sharp pointed nose to enter tight areas for cutting padding and insulation
Micro-serrated blade to grip material for non-slip cut
Sharp blade to shear material easily in tight spaces
Plier like grip gives more control for trimming and detailing
Non-serrated blade can be sharpened to extend life
Extended tang for durability and efficient force transfer
Adjustable pivot point to modify blades tension
Thermo-plastic elastomer handles for a comfortable non-slip grip
- Recreational marine (high mass fiber weaves, thin ropes, rigging, splicing, trimming)
Electrical (data cables, controls, insulation, felt)
Aviation (fiberglass, carbon fiber and shaping prepregs)
Avionics (fiber cable, Kevlar shields and thread)
Security (helmets, body armor, ballistic fabric, panels, gloves, jackets)
Upholstery (leather, leatherette, edge trimming)
Arts and Crafts
DuPont™, Kevlar® and Nomex® are registered trademarks of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates.
Dyneema® is a registered trademark of DSM.
Vectran® is a registered trademark of Kuraray Co., Ltd., Japan.
Spectra® is a registered trademark of Honeywell International, Inc.
Technora® and Twaron® are registered trademarks of Teijin Ltd.
Dacron® is a registered trademark of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates.