These shears are ideal to cut materials made from aramid, para-aramid fibers and composite materials such as Kevlar®, Dyneema®, Vectran®, Spectra®, Technora®, Nomex®, Innegra®, Zylon®, Dacron® and other blends made from fiberglass and carbon fiber in rope, ribbon, thread, tape and fabric form. Its blades are made of high carbon alloy steel from Japan and are infused with Molybdenum and Vanadium through a proprietary manufacturing process to achieve a level of hardness (HRC 60-62, HV1200) to cut high tensile strength materials. The ergonomically designed ear-shaped grips deliver more power with reduced fatigue and wrist strain - particularly in repetitive cutting. The grips are designed to easily fit in the power portion of the hand to produce cleaner cut with less effort. These shears can be used to cut materials made from carbon fiber, glass fiber, plastic, canvas, vinyl, leather, suede, leatherette, nylon, silk, cotton, for upholstery, headliner, cloth, sheet, filament, 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. Also used for splicing all type of halyards, sheets, topping lifts, lazyjacks and control lines. Cut fiber thread off the fiber optic cable neatly when installing connectors.
Sail-makers and riggers around the United States and Canada use these shears in their daily rigging projects to cut thin ropes, sleeves and tapes.
Fiber Optic cable fabricators, cable assembly houses and installers find the big "ear" handles comfortable for repetitive cuts. These shears have also made it into repair kits for desert travel and off-roading sporting experience.
Note: Reserve one pair specifically for cutting Kevlar only. Cutting abrasive fibers like fiberglass or carbon will dull these shears for aramid use.
- Ideal for trimming excess material from tooling edges or stray fibers from layup
- Used for splicing all types of halyards, control lines, topping lifts
- Short cutting blade length with fine point lends to accurate cuts on intricate parts
- Tool of choice for fiber cable installers, fiber cable termination and repetitively cut Kevlar strengthener from fiber cables
- Micro-serrated blade to grip material for non-slip cut
- Sharp blade to shear fabric easily
- Grips designed for comfortable repetitive cuts
- 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
- Ambidextrous grip with large finger loops to reduce fatigue and even use with gloves
- Recreational marine (high mass fiber weaves, Kevlar reinforced fabrics, sails, ropes)
- Commercial marine (Dyneema / Vectran / Spectra lines)
- Electrical (data cables, controls, insulation, felt)
- Aviation (fiberglass, carbon fiber and prepregs)
- Avionics (fiber cable, Kevlar shields, breathers)
- Security (helmets, body armor, ballistic fabric, panels, gloves, jackets)
- Upholstery (leather, leatherette)
- 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.
Innegra® is a registered trademark of innegra Technologies, LLC.
Dacron® is a registered trademark of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates.