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#21 (permalink)      5/12/2014 5:05:16 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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*cancelled*

Take care Andy, hope you'll be fine.
#22 (permalink)      5/12/2014 6:36:40 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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So glad you have warned everyone, it's a real eye opener lol

Glad to hear your eye is all ok, I think we all get a little complacent at times.........living out on property I see so many operate chain saws etc without any protection, but have also seen many many nasty accidents, but never from cutting cotton lol
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#23 (permalink)      5/12/2014 7:05:27 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Yes VM, that's true. Intentionally or unintentionally, knowingly or unknowingly, we all get a little careless at times.

But really appreciate a lot of people here who have always warned to be careful.

Thanks everyone for showing concern and wishing good for me. Perhaps we can use this thread as an example what can happen if we don't stay protected or show negligence in handling tools.
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#24 (permalink)      5/12/2014 7:33:58 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Something I just noticed:

Please see 2nd and 3rd pic of this listing. Do you see metal chipping on that bent portion where mine snapped off?

Looks like that's a weak point of this tool.

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#25 (permalink)      5/12/2014 7:37:46 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Also, something to note: Right on this plier, it's written: Max 1mm "Copper" wire. I guess, this plier is not for cutting kanthal wires which are harder than copper wires. Aren't we using a wrong tool to cut our wires?
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#26 (permalink)      5/12/2014 7:47:27 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Cheers mate,
had one of these on my wishlist for my next order, cancelled now :)
#27 (permalink)      5/12/2014 7:54:46 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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I'm guessing that as the handle's are quite long in relation to the length of the cutter end, a fair bit of force must be created at the base of the blades.
As it would be cutting cotton wool by pushing the two cutting edges against one another, I don't think what was being cut would come into it.
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It's weird this because i have a pair of those plato 170s and i've abused the hell out of em, used em for .42 kanthal, etc etc

ruined the blades cutting fat hotsprings yes, mine are shot. big dings in the blade edge

not had the blade snap off like that though

it's not just you either andy. Deffo think these are to be restricted to very fine pcb work if they're that fragile. Removed them from my reorder list because they're no good to go in my soldering gear even if they're that weak

Hope the eye is ok mate

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#29 (permalink)      5/12/2014 8:20:42 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Yes bro, eye is ok. Got three eye drippers (LMFAO @ drippers) and have to keep eyes covered with a black glass. Funny, doc put some pupil dilating drops to check if there's any damage to the retina. Everything is fine, no damage to the retina, I got the flat part of that broken piece. But for six hours, everything was bright and shiny lol. My pupils dilated so much, looked almost like a cat's eye :D
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#30 (permalink)      5/12/2014 8:26:56 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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I use SKU 1244001 and also broke one. But only while trying to cut a thick plastic piece.

Glad to hear no serious health complications
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That`s bad news about your eye - it could have been a lot worse, thankfully not !

I bet there was a stress fracture in the metal, it just goes to show how careful we should be even with seemingly harmless things like this.

Accidents can & do happen.