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Postby Mosby » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:48 pm

I am looking to buy a new pair of wire cutters to cut snare wire. I have never had a dog caught in snare wire but it does happen and I am hunting new areas, so I am going to carry a pair. I already carry a multi tool but I have read they don't cut snare wire well or at all.

Felco and Knipex are expensive but recommended in some of the research I have done.

What specific cutters are you guys carrying for snare wire?
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Re: Wire cutters

Postby AverageGuy » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:54 am

I carry Channel Lock model 910 in my bird vest as we hunt several states where snares are legal. I tested them on some cable restraints that I own for coyotes and the tool cut through them instantly like hot butter.

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Re: Wire cutters

Postby Mosby » Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:34 pm

Averageguy,

Thanks! Getting something that I know will absolutely work is critical for me. Hopefully, I will never have to use them.
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Re: Wire cutters

Postby jlw034 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:54 pm

AverageGuy wrote:I carry Channel Lock model 910 in my bird vest as we hunt several states where snares are legal. I tested them on some cable restraints that I own for coyotes and the tool cut through them instantly like hot butter.

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Think they would cut a 220 conibear?
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Re: Wire cutters

Postby AverageGuy » Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:28 pm

jlw034 wrote:
AverageGuy wrote:I carry Channel Lock model 910 in my bird vest as we hunt several states where snares are legal. I tested them on some cable restraints that I own for coyotes and the tool cut through them instantly like hot butter.

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Think they would cut a 220 conibear?


I own a 220 and have practiced using the zip ties method as well as a tool I bought for the specific purpose of getting a dog out, which was developed by a trapper.

I have not tried this cable cutter on the 220 but am skeptical.

My practice suggests a dog in a conibear is our worst nightmare. I am sure you have watched the videos of how to use the zip ties. The tool I bought works as advertised but the stronger you are the better and that is going downhill vs uphill for me.

I use some 330s for trapping beaver and have the long tongs trap setter for them. It would be the quickest way to get a dog out of any size conibear, but they are bulky to carry in a vest and I never have for that reason. I carry that tool I bought in the link below and some heavy duty zip ties and I carry the cable cutter in the photo, a muzzle and hemostats (porky quills or cactus needles).

https://www.southernsnares.com/products/trapper-rons
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Re: Wire cutters

Postby Mosby » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:26 pm

I am buying the cutters, some 36" zip ties and have been looking at the safety setter for the 330, assuming I can get the smaller traps open by hand or use a rope.

The only other thing I am going to test the cutters on is barbed wire. I am hoping they will work on that if needed.
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Re: Wire cutters

Postby jlw034 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:15 pm

AverageGuy wrote:
jlw034 wrote:
AverageGuy wrote:I carry Channel Lock model 910 in my bird vest as we hunt several states where snares are legal. I tested them on some cable restraints that I own for coyotes and the tool cut through them instantly like hot butter.

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Think they would cut a 220 conibear?


I own a 220 and have practiced using the zip ties method as well as a tool I bought for the specific purpose of getting a dog out, which was developed by a trapper.

I have not tried this cable cutter on the 220 but am skeptical.

My practice suggests a dog in a conibear is our worst nightmare. I am sure you have watched the videos of how to use the zip ties. The tool I bought works as advertised but the stronger you are the better and that is going downhill vs uphill for me.

I use some 330s for trapping beaver and have the long tongs trap setter for them. It would be the quickest way to get a dog out of any size conibear, but they are bulky to carry in a vest and I never have for that reason. I carry that tool I bought in the link below and some heavy duty zip ties and I carry the cable cutter in the photo, a muzzle and hemostats (porky quills or cactus needles).

https://www.southernsnares.com/products/trapper-rons


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I carry 14 inch bolt cutters in the back of my wing works. Heavy, but I know they cut through 220s.

I've never tried them on cable, but I assume they will work.
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Re: Wire cutters

Postby AverageGuy » Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:48 am

I suggest you try those bolt cutters out on some snare wire to be sure. Braided cable has all the individual strands which are hard to cut. The cable cutters are designed differently in order to work on cable. In my experiments there were tools I already owned that I could cut my snare wire with but they left some strands in tact and I had to work them back and forth to get them to break. My leatherman is an example of that. Their jaws did not cut all the strands. I think a bolt cutter may have the problem and suggest you check it out so you know. The cable cutters are instant because their jaws are engineered to be.
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