has anyone found an alternative carbide cutter to the overpriced gerber ones?ive searched the web and may have something.i have them ordered from ebay and when i get them and if they work i'll post pics.what i can tell you is the product no.isTCMT 110204 CARBIDE CUTTERthe size of these ones match the gerber ones.i paid 8 euros for a set of ten.like i said,when they arrive i'll see if they fit.they should though.it would cost me 50 euros to get 2 of the original gerber ones on amazon.keep you posted.gav.
i hear ya brother but the ones i bought had the closest measurments to my center drive ones.i know from researching it though that carbide cutter tips are no good in pliers.theyre not designed for it.this whole rant comes from my own frustration at my own center drive cutters always breaking at simple jobs like changing a household plug or snipping 4mm wide cable ties.i've spent nearly as much on cutters as the tool cost me.these ebay cutters cant be any worse than the gerber ones.can they?
getting them resharpened isint the problem.they shatter.
Replaceable cutters in general are a bad idea.
Economical alternative to the expensive Gerber 48252 carbide cutter replacement.Gerber REPLACEMENT Tungsten Carbide Cutters 48252Two tungsten carbide cutter replacements for Multi-Pliers Hex head wrenchFour replacement screws $14.24 + $2.61 s&h = $16.85TCMT 731 Carbide Inserts C6 Grade For 1/4 & 5/16'' Turning Tools 2mm 10mm10pcs Carbide inserts$8.75 + $0.99 ePacket delivery from China = $9.74
Not sure if you can find TCMA at the size that may fit your cutter, but the TCMA is stronger at the edge than TCMT. Also, being Chinese made, quality of the carbide may be questionable(Image removed from quote.)
Quote from: chrono on May 09, 2017, 04:03:06 AMNot sure if you can find TCMA at the size that may fit your cutter, but the TCMA is stronger at the edge than TCMT. Also, being Chinese made, quality of the carbide may be questionable(Image removed from quote.)Can't see the pic. Also, Questionable?! Because its Chinese?! What about the iphone oh I see what you mean.
Just had a carbide cutter fail on me trying to cut some 2.2mm brass rod. Once it shattered my MP400 took over duties and was victorious.