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Foolish as I am about testing tools... I started testing a new pair multi-pliers on 2 mm thick stainless chain (guessing slightly hardened?).
I recently got a relatively cheap Gerber MP600 and wanted to test out the pliers to get an impression and compare again some other brands. The test was actually part of a small project where I was doing some small gear hooks out of the chain
The MP600 was compared to the Leatherman Kick, Rebar and Vic. Swisstool. Each tool had 2 cuts on the chain
Some close ups of the wire cutters... or close to close ups
Swisstool - no damage (it has cut much worse)
MP600 - no damage
Rebar - no damage (see later)
Kick ... now gifted with an enlarge wire cutter notch
When I saw a factory tour from Leatherman plant on youtube, I was quite impressed with their quality control test of pliers that has to cut paper.
Even though the Rebar cut the chain no problems... its not really cutting paper anymore
I newer planned to cut much paper with the pliers anyway