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Dyneema cutting scissors Ronstan or Fiskars?

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Created by julesmoto 1 month ago, 30 Aug 2021
julesmoto
NSW, 284 posts
30 Aug 2021 10:04AM
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So Ronstan scissors are nearly $100 whereas you can get titanium coated 8 inch Fiskars with small serrations from Amazon for less than 50. Anybody got any experience or recommendations?


Jode5
QLD, 836 posts
30 Aug 2021 7:36PM
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I have the Ronston scissors and can highly recommend them. Yes they are expensive but you can pick them up for $79.00
www.monkeyfist.com.au/p/9217722/ronstan-kevlar-scissors.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIxeW1uLbY8gIVknwrCh1FeABWEAQYASABEgKJIfD_BwE

These would also do the job
www.monkeyfist.com.au/p/9521112/gerber-neat-freak-saltrx-braided-line-cutter-scissors.html

Jolene
WA, 1357 posts
30 Aug 2021 7:30PM
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I usually stear clear of things that claim to be titanium coated

tarquin1
664 posts
30 Aug 2021 7:58PM
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If you want too cut Dyneema use a cheap ceramic knife. They work really well.

Jethrow
NSW, 1052 posts
31 Aug 2021 6:48AM
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I had also been recommended ceramic fishing scissors for cutting Dyneema but the pair I bought, while very good for cutting to start with, didn't last very long...

saltiest1
NSW, 2381 posts
31 Aug 2021 7:09AM
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Can't use a hot knife on dyneema rope?

Jethrow
NSW, 1052 posts
31 Aug 2021 7:24AM
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saltiest1 said..
Can't use a hot knife on dyneema rope?


Yeah hot knives are fine, but you do have the thermal blooming when cutting the rope, and I've not got myself organised enough to keep one on the boat.

Also, there is talk of the hard ends causing hinge points inside the core when tapering the splice. Only really an issue when working near the breaking strength loading of the splice.



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