Cable cutters

by newtonk   July 5, 2013  

A quick look at cable cutters on Wiggle/Ribble etc just made me splutter tea all over my keyboard.

Any idea why so expensive? And do I really need cycle-specific cutters when replacing brake/gear cables when I could probably go to B&Q and save myself £15-20!?

Can anyone recommend a good set for a sensible price?

Cheers,

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I had some Draper ones for ages that did the job just fine and were less than a tenner

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7506 posts]
5th July 2013 - 10:11

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Pair of these worked fine for me
http://www.screwfix.com/p/cable-cutters-254mm/47997

posted by CDK1962 [26 posts]
5th July 2013 - 10:23

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Thanks guys, guess it's just another cycle-specific overcharging scenario. I'm off to eBay!...

posted by newtonk [29 posts]
5th July 2013 - 12:36

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I have the same Screwfix ones posted above, can't fault 'em.

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posted by Richthornton [99 posts]
5th July 2013 - 14:25

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fat spanner ones from LBS cost me £20 they do the job great

tired old fart

posted by tired old fart [82 posts]
5th July 2013 - 19:23

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