I have the park model cable cutters, and I would like to report that they are crap. I think they are the CN-3 or something like that. When recently overhauling my bike, I noticed that when I cut a cable, there would be one or two loose strands of wire sticking out of the cable. I made every effort to cut them straight, but now my rear derailleur, front derailleur, and rear brake cables are frayed.
Trying to cut housing is even worse. it totally crushed the housing and sprayed little wires everywhere from the compressionless housing. I think I might have to get new cables and housing AGAIN. man, I'm going to feel like an idiot walking into the bike shop AGAIN for the second time this week.
So ladies and gents, I would just like to keep you all informed. I think this is the one tool out of many good tools that park just did a bad job on.
does anyone use cable cutters that work? My shop said that they use felcos (elco?) or something? they also said that they are 80 bucks...has anyone tried the shimano cutters? how about the pedros?