Last Updated on April 9, 2022 by FAB Jim The Cyclist
Here is a cable housing cutter that I bought a few years ago. It seems to be offered under many different names:
It is generally always sold as some sort of cable housing cutting multi-tool. Some of the brands I’ve seen with what looks like the same tool are vbestlife, dilwe, gtkingd, and korada on Amazon. They generally sell for $10-20 dollars. I’m not entirely sure what all the functions are. The main jaws are for cutting housing. The circle below the jaws I’ve seen referenced for cutting 4mm housing or cables. Just above the spring is the crimper for ends. Just above the grips is a cylinder with a pin in it for opening up the housing after cutting. The side notches I believe are for cutting spokes.
About 6” long
Cuts cable housing pretty well
Works well as a crimper for ends
Spring for opening cutting jaws
Pin for opening up the housing works ok, but prefer just using a pick
Haven’t tried to cut a spoke so not sure
None of the options seem to work well for cutting cable, lots of fraying
For your money it’s a decent enough tool. I’m going to rate it 3 gnomes out of 5. You can get yours on Amazon:
I will say that if I were to do it again, I would probably just spend a bit more and get the Park Tool for this one. I ended up buying another tool as a cable cutter, so I think I’d have been better off spending some more and having one good tool. Plus, this one doesn’t give me the impression it’s going to work well for years to come.