Other uses for cable/housing cutters (slightly OT)
I'm about to do a bit of rewiring of my home theater, and have been ordering up some supplies and tools, including some bulk RG6/U coaxial cable and F type compression connectors.
To save a bit of money, it occurred to me that I might be able to use my Felco C7 to cut the cable, rather than buy the special coax cutting tool. The design of the cutters look similar, except the coax-specific ones have curved blades vs triangular. No doubt the Felco is made with better steel and higher tolerances than the budget tool I'm looking at.
Has anyone tried this? If not, I suppose I could sacrifice one of my existing cables and give it a try before I place the order.
'''96 Litespeed Catalyst, '05 Litespeed Firenze, '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '12 Surly Pacer, All are 3x8,9 or 10. It is hilly around here!
Since bicycle cable cutters routinely cut stainless steel cable and steel housing reinforcing wire, I can't believe copper electrical wire would do any damage to them. Whether they would damage the co-ax is another question entirely.