How to Sharpen Wire Cutters?

Many people who work in the trade of electrical construction need to sharpen their wire cutters regularly. 

This is because they are a tool used for cutting wires, which requires them to be very sharp. 

When you use your wire cutter often, it will become duller and less effective over time. The good news is that there are many ways to sharpen them so you can keep on using them without worry!

Wire cutters are a valuable, essential tool to have around the home. They can be used in various ways, with some cutters used to cut and strip wire. 

Wire cutters are indispensable for many tasks such as gardening or crafting at home, which involves wires like Bonsai trees that need shaping by using small pieces of steel called wiring, which looks just like copper but is made out of galvanized iron instead. 

Over time these tools may become dull so learn how you can sharpen them without going through any professional work on your own!

Pivotal Problem

The sharpness of the blades on your cutter might not be the problem. Instead, it could be that you need to adjust or pivot something else for them to close entirely and stay aligned when cutting materials smaller than wire. 

For example, if you’re using a small-sized shear cut plier rather than one meant for heavier wires, then this is an issue because there’s no way those will work as well with soft material like threads or thin fabric. If so, consider changing your tool depending on what types of objects they’ll need slicing through!

Just Not Making the Cut  

There are many different types of wire cutters out there, and each one is made for something specific. With so many options, it can be challenging to find the right kind! 

If you’ve been having trouble cutting through your wires with some regular old pliers, then it might just mean that you don’t have the appropriate tools on hand. 

You may need heavy-duty pliers, or if not, maybe a thick cable style would work better? Do yourself a favor before starting another project by figuring out what will get the job done in less time without all this frustration!

Not the Sharpest Tool 

It’s time to sharpen your wire cutters. If you’re attached to the pair, it might be possible for you to do so by filing a nail file along the blade edge of your cutters. 

A more complex solution would involve heating up or welding on new material and then re-sanding if there is something that has been making cutting difficult in particular places–but at this point, it sounds like buying a new set may be necessary anyway!

The best way to save your wire cutters from premature dulling is by using a sandpaper strip with the drill. This cleans up all of those tiny nicks and cuts that may have been caused during use, preventing them from becoming more significant in size. 

You can also do this with flathead screwdrivers for other applications where precision matters less than cutting power or control over depth. 

Wirecutters are different tools because they rely on strength rather than accuracy, so sharpening these types of pliers will not be helpful at all when it comes time to sharpen them again down the line!

You Need Your Pliers to Be a Bit More Pliable

If you’re still uncertain about how to sharpen your wire cutters but want to avoid dulling new ones in the future, several different ways might be more helpful. 

For example, multi-purpose pliers can provide versatility when it comes time for cutting hard wires without risking damaging blades on wire cutters explicitly designed for soft material.

Sharpening wire cutters doesn’t have to be a difficult or time-consuming task, but it can quickly turn into one if you’re not committed. That said, even though your new pair of pliers might need some work before they’re ready for use again, don’t worry! 

You just got an excellent lesson on what type of tool is best suited for the job at hand and how to sharpen them too – so hopefully, this experience will help make sure that the next set lasts as long as possible.

Process in Sharpening Diagonal Cutting Pliers

Step 1 – Choose a File

If you want to finely and precisely adjust the blades of your diagonal cutting pliers, then make sure you have a hand file in order. 

The best type for this task is called ‘smooth’ or ‘dead smooth,’ as they can remove material without damaging such small blades.

Step 2 – Clean the Pliers Blades

When you are finished using tools, give them a quick wipe with an oily rag to keep rust from building up. Remember not to store your equipment in damp or wet environments; dry storage is essential for its longevity.

Step 3 – Secure the Pliers in a Vice

An excellent way to keep your pliers in one place and avoid damaging them further is by placing the handles of diagonal cutting pliers into a vice. 

The jaws should point upwards so that you can see while finishing down the blades with a hand file for optimal visibility without holding onto anything else.

Step 4 – Rub the Blade with a File

To remove kinks and burrs from your blade, start by choosing one side of the file to rub on. 

Make sure you’re alternating sides as a new area is rubbed down. Short movements with pressure will help even out any small bumps in metal to not catch or snag anything else!

Step 5 – Repeat

Sharpen both sides of each blade as in Step 4. Repeat this until the blades are once again sharp and ready for use!

Step 6 – Test the Pliers

When you think the pliers are sharp, try cutting a piece of wire. If it is easy to do so, then they’re done – if not, repeat Steps 3-5 until they can cut through easily!

Step 7 – Apply Oil

The blades of the pliers should not have any metal filings because that can hurt you. If they do, wash them in soap and water to get rid of all those pesky pieces before coating them with oil or applying rubbing alcohol to make sure they’re safe for your hands.”

Taking Care of Your Gutters

There are many ways to care for your cutters. If you want them to last longer, be sure to wash them after every use and oil lightly before storage. 

You can also clean the blades with soap or bleach in order to sterilize them so that no germs will grow on them while not being used; WD-40 is a great way as well because of its protective properties against rusting over time, which adds longevity too!

About Blake Sutton

Blake has worked as an electrician for over 10 years, receiving his Journeyman Electrician license in 1998. Looking to take his professional electrical career further, in 2008 he received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from the University of Texas in Austin. Blake now works full time as an electrical engineer, specializing in power systems.