• It’s the classic cable cutter design though innit? Snap-on spanners look like and do the same thing a Draper spanners. I have used a lot of different ones and I prefer Felco. They cut better, last longer, feel nicer imo. We have a bad tool habit at the shop so we have quite a lot of tools that we don’t really need.

    At home I have:

    Felco C7

    At the shop we have:

    Felco C7
    Knipex 95 61 190
    Knipex 95 62 190 (these are new and I forgot about them, they are a definite improvement on 95 61 190)
    Park CN-10
    Shimano TL-CT12
    Fat Spanner (of course)

    And probably some CK and other ones like that.

    And they all do a good job of cutting cables. If you’re not using them all day everyday I don’t think you’d be disappointed by any of them. But the Felco and Knipex are the workhorses, they have 1000s of miles on them and are still going strong. I don’t like the action and feel of Knipex 95 61 190 but I think ours will still be cutting cables when I can’t anymore.

    So that’s my piece. I kind of regret getting involved now, sorry.

  • Nah, that's a much bigger breadth of experience than I could hope for. I've used a few brands that look like those and are generally fine but the cheaper ones are worse, the best ones and very long lasting ones are park, whether that's down to shape or metal and finishing though I couldn't tell you, sounds like it might not be shape if you prefer others though.