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Tronex® Cutters Overview

Tronex® Fine Hard Wire Cutters


Tronex® Hard Wire Cutters are designed specifically for cutting very fine hard wire typically used in medical device manufacturing. These specialty cutters are often used under a microscope and cut very fine hard wire including nitinol, stainless steel, elgiloy and tungsten. These cutters are ideal for cutting stents, catheters and braided mesh used in medical device manufacturing.

There are two classes of Tronex® Hard Wire Cutters: Class W Cutters and Class T Cutters. See the table below for comparison:


 
Tronex® Fine Hard Wire
Class W Cutters

Tronex® Fine Hard Wire
Class T Cutters
Body Material Super Tungsten Alloy Hardened Carbon Steel
Cutting Edge Material Super Tungsten Alloy Tungsten Carbide, Silver Brazed to Jaws
Cutting Edge Hardness 66 - 68 Rockwell Hardness 79 - 81 Rockwell Hardness
Joint Design Unique Tronex® Design Unique Tronex® Design
Tip Design Fine Tips, Small, Narrow Strong Tips
Wire Diameters 0.003" (0.08mm) to 0.010" (0.25mm)
depending on model
0.005" (0.13mm) to 0.032" (0.81mm)
depending on model
Tungsten Wire Capable No Yes
Durability Good Durability Most Durable



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Class W, Tronex® Fine Hard Wire Cutters

Tronex® Class W Fine Hard Wire Cutters are made entirely from a solid alloy of tungsten, cobalt, chromium and vanadium to have cutting edges that are very sharp and very hard. The cutting edges are hardened by a special heat-treating process to a hardness exceeding 67 on the Rockwell C scale. The hardness of the edges extends to a significant case depth. The razor-sharp edges cut hard wire in stainless steel, nickel, Nitinol (nickel and titanium), maximum diameter for tungsten wire is 0.025mm (0.001"). Precision cutting of very fine wire is achieved through an especially fine joint design. The joint incorporates a hardened screw/nut combination, matched bearing rings and a Delrin® washer. Ends are cut flush, smooth and free of burrs. Tronex® Cutters feature stainless steel springs, cushion grips and an anti-dulling protection device.

Four options below, available with short handles:

  1. NEW 50° Wide Head Cutter
  2. 50° Thin Head Cutter
  3. Miniature Oval Head Cutter
  4. NEW Miniature Taper Relief Head Cutter


NEW 50° Wide Head Cutter, Class W

Short Handle: 4.6" (117mm)

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Made in USA
Prod # Description Diameter of Soft Copper Wire Unit Price Order / Quote
5081-1 Fine Hard Wire, 50° Wide Head, Short Handle, Flush Cutter 0.80 to 0.18 mm 0.003 to 0.007 in each $256.00
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50° Thin Head Cutter, Class W

Short Handle: 4.9" (123mm)

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Made in USA
Prod # Description Diameter of Soft Copper Wire Unit Price Order / Quote
7242 Fine Hard Wire, 50° Thin Head, Short Handle, Flush Cutter 0.80 to 0.18 mm 0.003 to 0.007 in each $256.00
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Miniature Oval Head Cutter, Class W

Short Handle: 4.5" (116mm)

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Made in USA
Prod # Description Diameter of Soft Copper Wire Unit Price Order / Quote
7250 Fine Hard Wire, Miniature Oval Head, Short Handle, Flush Cutter 0.80 to 0.25 mm 0.003 to 0.010 in each $256.00
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NEW Miniature Taper Relief Head Cutter, Class W

Short Handle: 4.6" (117mm)

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Made in USA
Prod # Description Diameter of Soft Copper Wire Unit Price Order / Quote
5422-1 Fine Hard Wire, Miniature Taper Relief Head, Short Handle, Flush Cutter 0.80 to 0.25 mm 0.003 to 0.010 in each $257.00
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Class T, Tronex® Fine Hard Wire Cutters

Tronex® Class T Cutters are made from precision machined cutter blanks in which solid tungsten carbide material has been silver brazed in the cutter jaw. Diamond grinding then forms the head shape and sharpens the cutting edges. This tool design, with its dual material construction, combines the high yield strength of carbon steel with the intense localized hardness of tungsten carbide. Cutting edges of Class T Cutters have a hardness of 79 to 81 HRC. Class T Cutters can cut thicker hard wire than Class W Cutters. Handles and jaws of Class T Cutters are tougher than those of Class W.

Three options below:

  1. Taper Head Cutter, Short Handle
  2. NEW Oval Head Cutter, Short Handle
  3. NEW Compound Cutter, Long Ergonomic Handle

 

Taper Head Cutter, Class T

Short Handle: 4.6" (118mm)

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Made in USA
Prod # Description Diameter of Soft Copper Wire Unit Price Order / Quote
7232 Fine Hard Wire, Taper Head, Short Handle, Flush Cutter 0.20 to 0.51 mm 0.008 to 0.020 in each $318.00
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NEW Oval Head Cutter, Class T

Short Handle: 4.6" (118mm)

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Made in USA
Prod # Description Diameter of Soft Copper Wire Unit Price Order / Quote
7234 Fine Hard Wire, Oval Head, Short Handle, Flush Cutter 0.20 to 0.65 mm 0.008 to 0.025 in each $281.00
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NEW Compound Cutter, Class T

Long Ergonomic Handle: 6.3" (1159mm)

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Made in USA
Prod # Description Diameter of Soft Copper Wire Unit Price Order / Quote
7011-1 Fine Hard Wire, Compound, Long Handle, Flush Cutter 0.32 to 0.81 mm 0.012 to 0.032 in each $287.00
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