Comments about Clauss Snapper Wire Cutters
I'm on my 9th or 10 pair of these...
Not because they've ever broken or failed :) They have simply migrated out of MY tools & off into the black hole of framily tool boxes.
1st of all my Niece has been using hers for Country Yard art projects... My sister for crafting Silk Flowers & Seasonal Wreaths...
My kids take them camping along with spools of wire for what my Dad would've called "bailing wire fixes" for most everything that Duct tape won't work on. When they are done camping they unwind the wire & bring it home for me to reuse as a Wire Doodle... kinks and all. :D
I have used them for cutting so many many varieties of wire, much of which has been recycled. Copper, Silver & Enameled Copper, 14ga - 30ga, in round, half-round, square, twisted multi-strand round & twisted square shapes.
Titanium, Niobium, Stainless Steel & Silicon Bronze (which are harder to cut) in smaller gauges of round such as 20ga - 26ga.
I have gotten consistent cuts with little loss of metal, chipping of enamel, no kinking, or deformation of the wire ends & they are smooth enough I rarely have to deburr the ends for soldering on handmade, closed, jump rings.