The C9 cutter is Felco's smallest two-handed wire cutter. It features Felco's patented "triangular cut", a system designed to cut rope smoothly -- without being crushed. The C9 has hardened steel blades and center bolt and unbreakable forged aluminum alloy handles with plastic covering for good grip. The tool cuts wire rope up to 3/8 inch or 9 mm thick, high tensile steel strands up to 7 mm thick, stainless steel strands up to 6 mm, extra tough wire rope or strands up to 5 mm. In addition, it cuts electric cables of copper, aluminum or steel-cored aluminum, and aluminum or copper rods up to 9 mm. The C9 also cuts steel rods up to 7 mm and tempered steel spring wire up to 4 mm in diameter.
This cutter is ideal for 1X19, 7x7, and 7X19 cable construction. It's also recommended for applications using mechanical fittings such as Norseman or Sta-Lok for making your own standing rigging and lifelines.