Snip ‘N’ Grip Wire Cutters

Prevent wire cut offs from flying around the shop with this creative tip with wire cutters and silicone. Save some time as well.

Family Handyman

Here’s a time-saving tool modification from reader Clay Hickman. Fill the concave section of a wire cutter with silicone caulk, let it dry overnight, then slit the silicone with a razor blade to create a soft-jaw section on the wire cutter. Now when you cut off nails or pieces of wire, the cut pieces will stay in the cutter and not fly across the room. No more getting out the reading glasses and flashlight to hunt down cutoffs on your shop floor!

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