Hi Tim,

I use two cheapo tools I bought on Amazon. I'll try to link to them below, 
but here's what I've learned: spend a few bucks more. Pedro's tools makes a 
cable cutter that's widely available for $25 or so that I'm sure is better. 
My cable cutter works okay, but has started dulling after one bike's worth 
of cable cutting. The 'wire nipper' struggles to cut the steel inner of 
Jagwire brake cable housing. If you want 'just good enough', you can get by 
with these, but I'll be upgrading in the future. 

Sunyou cable cutter 

Wire Nipper 


Brett, also in Portland. 

On Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 3:10:01 PM UTC-7, Tim O. (Portland, OR) wrote:
> I've been using a cheapo tool to cut cables and housing forever, but it's 
> always a clunky process that results in frayed cables and/or frustration. I 
> hate cutting housing so much that I just left my housing way too long when 
> I recently changed my shifters.
> Just did a quick search to see what's out there and it looks like $20-40 
> bucks for something specific to bikes for cutting cable/housing. Does 
> anyone have experiences they'd like to share? Do I want a bike specific 
> cable cutter or can I get a generic hardware store version? Is it worth it 
> to spend the extra few $$ on this tool or do they all work the same? 
> If Riv sold one, I'd just buy that version.
> Thanks!
> Tim
> Portland, OR

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