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“I really appreciate the extra mile you guys are going to make sure your customers are satisfied. I have a degree in business and I've studied all that stuff about how companies are doing their best to keep their customer satisfied through marketing and incentives, but I can't think of another company (in any field) that makes me as satisfied as you guys do. I'm sure there are some places that sell materials here in Japan, but even with extra cost of shipping and customs fee, I prefer to buy from LMI, because I can trust LMI's service and quality of materials. No marketing and incentives can match the solid good service and I'm a very happy LMI customer.”

- I.T. Japan

End or Fret Cutters

FRETTINGProfessEndCutterSPEN300   FRETTINGEndNipTrimmersSPENT400   FRETTINGdiagonalCuttersSPSC
SPEN
  SPENT   SPSC


Our Professional end cutters (SPEN) are expensive, but well worth the price if you are cutting a lot of fretwire. We used them for a solid month in our shipping department (we cut A LOT of fretwire!) and they didn’t chip once! They even held up ok against stainless wire, although even these cutters will chip over time cutting stainless wire.

Our economy cutters (SPENT) work fine to do a few fret jobs, but they will chip over time. These cutters work great on nickel/silver wire, but will not work cutting stainless steel. We recommend our SPSC diagonals for harder wire.

Our reasonably priced diagonal, wide jaw pliers (SPSC) are solid-jointed and do a good job on stainless steel wire. They won’t last forever, but they’re priced so they can be replaced when needed. The cutters are forged, high-carbon steel and the diagonal face is ground for flush cutting.

NOTE ON CUTTING STAINLESS STEEL FRETWIRE: 
It is important to have realistic expectations when working with stainless fretwire. 
Damage is inevitable, even with the best cutters. 
Therefore, LMI does not replace cutters damaged by stainless steel fretwire
An alternative to nippers are the inexpensive cutting wheels used with a Dremel (or similar tool).