- Cuts before edges become
dull (Often hundreds of thousands of cuts are possible
- Cutting access in small or
- Cutting fine wire or leads
equal to or thinner than the width of a human hair
- Cutting fine hard wire
(Wire made from stainless steel or tungsten can be cut
without nicking of cutter edges)
- Cutting exceptionally flush
- ESD protection
- Cutting leads to a
- Low price for high
performance and high quality
- Expert application advise
- Fast, on-time delivery
- Resharpening service
- Reliability and consistency
- Designed for the cutting
- Blade sharpness and
- Smoothness of operation
- Balance and feel
- Workmanship and appearance
- Resistance to rust
- Different handle lengths
- Cushion grips
- Spring opening
- Smooth operation
- Tip Protectors
- Angled cutting edges
UNIQUE CUTTER JOINT DESIGN
The heart of a cutter is its joint, the area that
joins the two halves of a cutter. All Tronex cutter
models, feature a unique construction that includes four
Bearing rings are
machined into the bearing surface of each cutter body.
The rings face each other as the two halves are
brought together. In cutter operation, over perhaps
hundreds of thousands of cycles, the two halves only
bear and move against each other over the very limited
area of the bearing rings. Thus the metal-to-metal
contact is minimized. Also, since the mechanical load
from cutting the work piece is resisted at a near
maximum distance from the cutter centerline, relative
joint movement, or play, is minimized.
Hardened nut of alloy steel
& extended cross-sectional area anchors the joint
against movement under the cutting load. Precision
machining of the nut insures perfect alignment of the
two cutting edges.
Allan head screw with
fine-pitched threads allows for perfect joint
adjustment during initial manufacture and during
eliminates metal-to-metal wear under the shoulder of the
nut and reduces friction during operation.
All Tronex cutting tools and pliers are manufactured
in the USA. Almost all aspects of the manufacturing of a
Tronex tool are performed at the Tronex factory. Tronex
manufacturing is focused on precision hand tools; Tronex
manufacturing only makes cutters and pliers.
Most manufacturing of Tronex
cutters and pliers involves the use of special,
proprietary processes and fixtures that have been
developed by Tronex Technology, Inc. during the course
of its 22-year history. Also the manufacturing process
at Tronex is highly flexible, allowing production to be
changed from one model to another in a very short time.
These very important
characteristics of Tronex manufacturing have the
following benefits to users of Tronex precision hand
- High-grade alloy steel,
made in USA, insures structural integrity, top
mechanical properties in tensile and yield strength,
- Extremely close tolerances
on mating parts are held thus insuring top cutter
- In-house induction
hardening of the cutting edges insures uniformity,
conformity, and achievement of 63-65 Rockwell C
- Every cutter and plier is
individually inspected and individually checked for
- When needed Tronex can make
deliveries in a very short time because almost all of
the manufacturing is under one roof.
- Delivery lead-times, even
for orders with many line items and orders for highly
specialized tools, are very reliable.
- Tronex is sometimes asked
to develop a new tool to meet a special need for a
good customer. The inherent flexibility of
manufacturing in the Tronex factory greatly aids in
the product development process.
Standard cutters, sometimes called diagonal cutters,
have heads with simple geometry: oval or taper. Oval
designs are stronger; taper designs permit greater
access. Standard cutters with full relief have
lower profiles than cutters with semi-relief. 80%
of all applications for precision hand cutting tools are
best met with a standard cutter.
Most precision hand cutting tools have cutting edges
at a 15 to 20 degree angle so that there is clearance
for the operator's fingers on the handles. However a
much greater angle may be desired when access to the
object being cut is very limited or when the work area
is very crowded. Tronex offers angulated cutters at
different angles and with different cutting edge sizes
to meet a wide variety of needs.
Tip cutters are cutting tools with long, narrow jaws
that have small, exceptionally sharp edges for cutting
at the very tip. All Tronex tip cutters have long jaws
for extended reach. Some Tronex tip cutters have lower
profiles or have ultra fine cutting tips.
All Tronex plier models share two characteristics:
1. A superior jaw in design and craftmanship.
2. The bearing ring joint that is featured with all
Tronex precision cutters.