Today I needed some more fine silver wire, so I stopped by JFF Jeweler Supply. The family that runs the store is always fun to talk with, and extremely knowledgeable. I asked Dustin about flush-cutters. Lindstroms are phenomenal, but I don't do enough wire work to justify the expense. I need something mid-range--good quality to last and to do the job well, but not so high end.
Dustin said that most people have been extremely happy with the EuroTool Professional quality flush cutters. In his experience, he said, they did as well as the Lindstroms for about 1/3 of the price. Their springs aren't as robust, but more than adequate, and the slightly larger size fits my large, square hand very well. Time will tell how long they last, but I'm willing to trust Dustin's judgement.
3 days ago