I need a new cutter really badly.
I currently have a PLATO model 170 shears which is pretty new and fine for cutting Soft Flex (.019 diameter) as long as I can cut near the middle of the shearing blade. When I use it to try and cut the tails off my strung jewelry (after crimping) and want to cut as close to the bead as possible so the tail won't show, this cutter just won't cut near its tip. I end up having to cut with its middle, therefore cutting farther out on the tail than I want, and it then shows a little on the finished piece.
Is this making any sense at all? LOL!