Some people mistakenly think that wire cutters designed for bonsai use is unnecessary, a waste of money even, and instead use a normal electrical side cutter.
The key differences however, and why these purpose designed tools cannot be substituted is that they allow for safe cutting of wire from wired trees. The very rounded nose of these cutters ensure that you cannot damage the bark of the branch or trunk from which you are cutting wire. Electrical cutters have sharp tips and can have a similar action as scissors and will very easily damage the cambium and may even cut branches unintentionally.
It is also far more comfortable to use these wire cutters when wiring a tree and having to cut pieces of wire frequently. This is thanks to the pivot point of the blade being so close to the cutting edge; so with relative ease thick aluminium and even copper wire can be cut. Standard electrical wire cutters on the other hand require far more effort to cut wire especially when removing wire from a bonsai tree.
As with all our Kaneshin tools, these large wire cutters are handmade by highly skilled Japanese craftsmen. Each tool is boxed and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.