> I never use housing cutters to cut cables. Housing cutters are made to
> cut SIS housing only. I use a decent quality one I bought at a bike shop.
> For brake housing, I use diagonal cutters (dikes, side cutter). I take the
> diagonal cutters and make little cuts all the way around the cable cutting
> the plastic covering only, but chomping hard enough that when one edge gets
> to the edge of in the wound housing, I can feel it. At that point I close
> the cutters so it splits open the crack and cuts it. No crushing. A few
> swipes with a file and an 'ice pick' to open the lining hole and it's good.
> Sharp Dikes cut the inner cables the best.
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