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    Question 9 wire cutters?

    What are you guys using for cutting your 9 wire? I must be getting old, as cutting that stuff with a regular wire cutter is kicking my butt. Thanks for the insight!
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    I have a set of sheet metal cutters that I use that goes through it no problem. Think I got them from AIH

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    9" Klein linemans pliers is what our scaffold builders on the slope use.
    They use a lot of 9 wire to secure scaffold planks.
    Usually the rubber is removed from one of the handles as it is used to twist the wire.
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    I went 100% away from #9 wire. I use 1/8" cable now with a basic set of cable cutters a hand swager, and an S hook tool. This is really nice! There isn't a fur bearer in AK that will break 1/8" cable. Second, when I cable my traps to a tree and attach the chain with an S hook you need more than just a basic set of wire cutters to steal my trap. I learned this the hard way loosing traps. I know a bunch of guys have switched over to this method because it works really well. Good luck this season, keep us posted on the snow in your area!

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    Great info, for sure. I have both the sheet metal cutters and lineman's pliers around the lodge somewhere, so I'll see what I can find. Great idea on the 1/8" cable, Teacherman. I might look into that. I don't have a problem with anyone stealing my traps up here, but that sounds like it might be easier to deal with than the 9 wire. I'll try both this winter. Adding a lot of miles to the line this season.

    Snow is still minimal, and atv's is still the best way to get around. Hoping that changes soon, but I guess I won't complain if I can get a good part of my line out with the atv. We'll see how conditions are on the 10th.

    Good luck out there this winter, everyone!
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    i found a FOLDING set of bolt cutters that work great on the 9 wire and small chain for drags... about 28 bucks at sentry hardware...

    the handles fold down from 20" to about 11... and fit in the bag nicely
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    Get some lineman's pliers. Will cut right through it.

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