Diagonal cutters (DIN 5749)

Our diagonal cutters have a bevelled cutting edge made of induction-hardened chrome vanadium steel and an ergonomic soft grip made of multi-component TPR for fatigue-free working with optimum power transmission.

✓ Workshop Quality
✓ Lateral cutting edge with bevelled edge
✓ Inductively hardened wedge cutting edges
✓ High-quality chrome vanadium steel
✓ Two-component handle
✓ Ergonomically shaped

The high-quality diagonal cutters are available from us in versions with an overall length of 160mm or 180mm.

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Högert diagonal cutters made of chrome vanadium steel

Inserted joint ✓ Induction-hardened cutting edges ✓ In accordance with DIN 5749 ✓

Our Högert diagonal cutters are available in either 160mm or 180mm sizes and are suitable for cutting and crimping cables and wires. The laterally arranged cutting jaws, which are decisive for the naming of a side cutter, are precisely ground on both sides and have a wedge shape with a slightly pronounced bevel for an optimum cutting angle. Thanks to the inserted joint, which connects the solid jaws permanently and securely, they are extremely robust and smooth-running. This makes the diagonal cutters the perfect cutting tool for crafts, but also suitable for floristry or handicrafts and, thanks to the perfect workmanship in workshop quality, will satisfy even the most demanding user.

The manufacturer's quality standards are reflected in the selection of high-quality materials. The diagonal cutters are made from a high-quality chrome-vanadium alloy and hardened using the induction process for an even longer service life. This is particularly effective when cutting wires and cables, for which diagonal cutters are primarily used. Högert also makes no compromises when it comes to the handles and uses a multi-component TPR (thermoplastic elastomer) with a hard component for optimum power transmission and a soft component for comfortable, ergonomic handling.

Features of the side cutters from Högert

Chrome vanadium steel is an extremely high-quality alloy that is used to manufacture equally high-quality tools. In contrast to simple tool steel, CrV does not rust and is characterised by its high hardness and resistance, which is particularly beneficial for cutting tools such as diagonal cutters. It is hardly surprising that professional tools for industry and trade are made from chrome vanadium, even if such tools are generally somewhat more expensive. The lasting sharpness of the cutting edges, as well as the high degree of hardness of 58-62 HRC (Rockwell hardness), speak in favour of the very good quality of the diagonal cutters from Högert, which we offer in 160mm length and 180mm length at favourable prices.

The cutting edges of the diagonal cutters are precision-milled and feature the bevelled edge typical of diagonal cutters, which enables a cut that is as flush with the surface as possible. The wedge-shaped cutting jaws meet precisely to ensure an equally precise cut. Thanks to inductive hardening, the cutters can also be used for iron wire, small screws or thin nails instead of only for softer alloys such as copper or aluminium, as used for electrical cables. The ergonomic handles, as well as the asymmetrical arrangement of the cutting jaws and the positioning of the cutting edge close to the joint, promise optimum power transmission so that even thicker cables can be cut with comparatively little muscle power.

The plastic coating of the handles consists of a multi-component thermoplastic elastomer (TPR), which combines a very pleasant feel with safe handling. The brand lettering on the harder, blue component, which is embedded in the soft, soft-grip component, is not just for looks, but also contributes to a very good grip to prevent slipping off the handle. The moulded collars on the head of the side cutter are also designed to increase safety against slipping. Even though plastics generally have insulating properties, the plastic sheathing does not comply with VDE specifications, which means that the diagonal cutters cannot be used for live work.

Specific data of the Högert side cutter 160mm

  • Total length: 160mm
  • Head width: approx. 21.6mm
  • Head length: approx. 39.9mm
  • Jaw length: approx. 9.7mm
  • Cutting edge shape: Lateral cutting edge with bevelled edge
  • Cutting edge length: approx. 19mm
  • Weight: approx. 203g

Specific data of the Högert side cutter 180mm

  • Total length: 180mm
  • Head width: approx. 24.1mm
  • Head length: approx. 46.1mm
  • Jaw width: approx. 10.7mm
  • Cutting edge shape: Lateral cutting edge with bevelled edge
  • Cutting edge length: approx. 23mm
  • Weight: approx. 260g

Application and handling of side cutters

Side cutters are a typical tool for any electrician, electronics technician or caretaker and are included in most toolbox sets. However, the cutting tool, which is mostly used for cutting cables, conductors and wires, is not only an indispensable tool in the trades, but is also used for handicrafts, in floristry or in model making, to name just a few examples.

Cables are cut using the so-called wedge cutting method. Here, the two cutting edges, the cutting edge of which is arranged in a wedge shape with a bevel on both sides, are closed when the pliers are pressed together. The further the wire or cable is positioned at the joint when cutting, the easier it is to cut, as this is where the leverage of any pair of pliers is at its highest. The tip of the side cutter, on the other hand, is more suitable for more precise work, such as cutting individual wires and cutting off excessively long or protruding wires or cable ties.

The 160mm and 180mm diagonal cutters differ both in the length of the handles and the length of the cutting edge. The larger diagonal cutters are therefore the better choice for thicker cables and wires in particular, as they can be cut through in one cut and the leverage effect is significantly higher due to the longer handles, meaning that considerably less force is required for the same wire diameter. Another aspect is the more solid design of the head and the two pliers jaws, which are smaller in width and thickness as well as in length on the smaller pliers, so that they also have a slightly lower cutting performance for the maximum diameter of wires and hard conductors.

Application examples for the Högert side cutter

  • Diagonal cutters are mainly used for cutting cables, lines and wires
  • A side cutter is perfect for wires, wooden sticks or metal sheets when crafting
  • The smaller side cutter is ideal for cutting floristry wire
  • Cable ties and wires can be cut almost flush thanks to the side cutting edge

WARNING: In contrast to our VDE diagonal cutters with protective insulation up to 1000V AC the handles of the diagonal cutters are not VDE-tested and are therefore not suitable for work on electrical systems and live working.

Data on the Högert side cutter

  • Product type: Plier
  • Material (Handle): 2-Component TPR
  • Material (Jaw): Alloyed chrome vanadium steel
  • Joint type: Inserted joint
  • Hardness (jaws): HRC 58 - 62
  • Colour: Black-Blue
  • VDE-Certified: No
  • Total length: 160mm or 180mm
  • Ergonomically shaped: Yes
  • One-handed operation: Yes (on both sides)
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Additional Information

Delivery TimeDispatch within 2 - 3 working days
MaterialAlloyed chrome vanadium steel

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