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May 7, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Southwire Made in America High-Leverage Side Cutting Pliers

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Southwire recently unveiled their new line of Made In America electrician’s hand tools, and we couldn’t be happier. In addition to Southwire’s reputation for making quality electrical tools, we also appreciate the commitment Southwire is making to manufacturing tools here in the USA. Everything about these tools, from the forging to the grips, was made in the States. Today, we’re taking a look at the new Southwire Made in America High-Leverage Side Cutting Pliers.


Southwire Made in America High-Leverage Side Cutting Pliers Highlights

Hot riveting, the process of joining pliers through induction heating, has many benefits over the traditional cold rivet. For one, the action with the hot rivet is a whole lot smoother. The other advantage is that, with hot riveting, the joint flushes up to the edge of the pliers. The hot rivet joint almost becomes invisible against the pliers, as if the whole thing was crafted through some brand of dwarven magic.

Southwire Made in America High-Leverage Side Cutting Plier

Southwire’s new 9″ pliers also feature induction hardened, hand sharpened blades. After forging and processing, Southwire files down the blades on these pliers down to a precise angle. Then they inspect and test each set of pliers to make sure the blades cut like they should in heavy duty applications. I took the opportunity to see how the blades on these pliers cut through some 12/2 Romex. Not surprisingly, the long handles on these new Southwire pliers allowed me to handle the job pretty easily.


Southwire Made in America High-Leverage Side Cutting Pliers

The Southwire Made in America High-Leverage Side Cutting pliers include many other helpful features for the electrician as well. They include a reaming head for deburring conduit, a crimper, and a fish tape puller. The fish tape puller even has some ridging for extra grip.

Final Thoughts

At the end of the day, you get Pro performance from these pliers with a couple of added features in fish tape pulling and crimping. The Southwire Made in America High-Leverage Side Cutting pliers should run you somewhere in the neighborhood of $33. The price is in line with what you would expect to pay for other pliers of comparable quality. But with the new Southwire Made In America Pliers, you also get the peace of mind that comes from having a lifetime, hassle-free warranty.

Southwire Made in America High-Leverage Side Cutting Pliers Features

  • Made from American forged steel for durability
  • Hot-riveted joint for smooth, sturdy action
  • High-leverage design provides maximum cutting power
  • Induction hardened cutting blades ensure efficient and lasting cutting surfaces for hard and soft wire
  • Features a crimper, fish tape puller, and reaming head for added versatility
  • Retail ~ $33
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Jim Kerhin

I think this type of hand tool is called a pliers, not a plier.
I think this pliers is called a lineman’s pliers not a side-cutting pliers.

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