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Southwire Side Cutting Combo Pliers SCP9TPCB

Southwire Side Cutting Pliers

Southwire Side Cutting Combo Pliers Combines 8 Functions in 1 Tool

Southwire Side Cutting Combo Pliers continue the company’s move into forged multi-tools designed to meet the needs of electricians. This is an 8-in-1 tool, upgrading their previous side cutter combo tool.


10-Second Summary

  • Model: Southwire SCP9TPCB
  • Forged steel construction
  • Reaming head
  • Aggressive knurled jaw tips
  • Bolt head pliers
  • 12 AWG solid wire stripper
  • Side cutters
  • 6-32/8-32 bolt shears
  • Crimper
  • Fish tape puller
  • ~$37

Southwire Side Cutting Combo Pliers Design and Functions

The Southwire SCP9TPCB have the basic size and shape of any 9″ side cutters. They’re forged steel and as heavy-duty as anything you’d see from Klein or other manufacturers. They stick with a hot rivet that’s smooth as silk when you’re working the pliers.

Southwire Side Cutting Pliers

6″ handles give you better leverage than smaller multi-tool pliers and there are tether holes on both ends of them. The big deal is, of course, that they’re more than just side cutting pliers.

Southwire Side Cutting Pliers

8 Tools in 1

As Southwire continues its march forward with more combination multi-tools, their side cutting combo pliers get an upgrade. Here’s what you can expect:

 

  • Reaming Head: Side cutters aren’t as narrow as other pliers, and the reaming ridges start at roughly 7/8″.
  • Knurled Jaw Tips: Aggressive cross-pattern knurling grabs securely for pulling and twisting.
  • Bolt Head Pliers: Outward curved bolt head section lets you tighten or loosen bolts as small as 1/4″ head.
  • 12 AWG Solid Wire Stripper: There’s room for just one wire stripper size and Southwire goes with the popular 12-gauge.
  • Side Cutters: Straight induction hardened knife edges hold up well enough to even cut ACSR along with other standard wires and small cable.
  • Bolt Shears: Standard 6-32 and 8-32 bolt shears sit recessed under the rivet.
  • Crimper: The terminal crimper sits below the bolt shears where the 6″ handles offer better leverage than smaller combo pliers.
  • Fish Tape Puller: Grab and pull fish tapes below the crimper.

With only 12-gauge wire stripping, this isn’t the one tool to rule them all for electricians. However, you can combine it with Southwire’s forged wire strippers, Romex strippers, and/or multi-tool pliers to put together a little combo kit that can replace half a dozen others or more.


As these make their way to Southwire’s major retailers, expect them to run in the $35 – $40 range.

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