Gear cable cutting….. Grrrrrrrr

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  • BFITH
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    Got some new cables (clarks premium) had them before and find them a decent quality for the price…. But the outers seem to be made of titanium…. What’s the best method of cutting ( tried a brand new hack saw but to no avail). Do I need expensive cutters or is there any other method of cutting them without going out to the shop????? 😕

    crikey
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    Billy Bodge it methods; Grip it in a pair of pliers and strike pliers with a hammer. Or use a Dremel.

    Rorschach
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    Proper cutters.
    Chisel and hammer.
    Dremel.

    bigyinn
    Member

    Cable cutters that have hooked jaws (like Park or Shimano ones) usually do the job very well.
    I got fed up bodging it using the above methods and lashed out on the Shimano ones over 15 years ago. Still cutting as well as they did when new.

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    You don’t need exspensive cutters, big guns help though!!

    stumpy01
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    I’d get cable cutters, if you can wait. I got some a while back & they are so easy to use. I think they are either Ice Toolz or Fat Spanner & weren’t expensive. Perhaps £8-10 or so…

    chojin
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    A pair of molgrips to clamp the handles of a pair of pliers.

    Works a treat!

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    Got some park tool cutters 7 years ago. Seems to work for me.

    jota180
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    Cheap rope cutters are fine
    Have a look on Amazon for some Draper ones

    Promised myself a good pair of cutters for gear cables for years

    Best £10 spent on tools. Dont need to be the really expensive ones for the amount if use they get in diy home use

    BFITH
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    Think I may have to invest……I’ll only get cross if I don’t get a nice clean cut! 😈
    Anybody seen any decent offers recently?

    The too best investments i’ve made are my Park Cable Cutters and Chain Tool.

    Well worth the money, had them for years.

    nicko74
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    CRC have some reasonable cable cutters – I got something like a £12 pair from there a while back. They work OK; with outers I find you have to kinda half-cut through one way, then rotate them and finish them off, to get a slightly rounder/ less flattened cut end.

    <edit> And obviously, resort to a hammer and/ or larger tools if it’s still too difficult to cut 🙂

    suffolk
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    File the ends flat after cutting, and stick a small brad awl up them after that to round the hole out again.

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