Implant Cutter Surgical Finish to 2.2mm Capacity, TC Jaws, Sprung Compound Action, 220mm Long. Very useful for A & K wires, and cuttable plates. Recommended.
Select implant cutters to suit the type and size of implant to be cut, and the position of the implant. Using hacksaws is best avoided as far as possible – due to the work hardening characteristic of stainless steel and titanium, the harder you work the harder it is to cut. Intramedullary pins and K /A wires are already hardened during production so are even tougher.
Designs and finish of cutter:
Surgical finish stainless steel with TC inserts – suitable for appropriate sizes of hard wires. Can be used for appropriate sizes of cuttable plate.
Also for cutting fish hooks!
Industrial finish – strong and cheaper than surgical finish, but not long lasting due to corrosion.
Side cutting – standard pattern straight cutters Close cut – end cutting. For smaller pins only. Harder to cut long sections but allow cutting close to the bone.
Safety cutters – leave a blunt end with no snags, but leave a longer stub. Best for ex fix pins.
Compound action – more expensive but make cutting pins easier Prolong the life of your pin cutter by not cutting at the tip – as tungsten carbide is brittle, it is prone to break when cutting at the very tip, where it is less well supported by the stainless jaw.