"Modify your cutting pliers to retain wire pieces:"

From: Dave Weaver : kd6alk@webtv.net

If you use traditional cutting pliers like dikes or linemen pliers to trim wire, add an RTV sealent to the cut-out on the opposite side of the blades to keep small wire pieces from littering your work site. Prep cut-out by sanding or using an RTV primer. Tape tool handles shut. Fill cut-out with RTV, smoothing level with wet fingers. Allow to dry following manufactures guidelines. After drying, use a razor blade and slit the RTV down to the cutter blades and toward the tip. Carefully open the handles, slitting any excess RTV. Pliers are ready for use. The RTV will retain wire pieces after the wire is cut and release them when the jaws open.

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