Van Staal Plier Replacement Cutters and Anvils
Replacing your Van Staal Cutter and/or Anvil is something you'll eventually need to do if you cut enough line and wire over the years.
Often you can get away with just doing the cutter (the sharp part) but best policy, especially if you cut a lot of wire or think it may be damaged, is to also replace the anvil (the flat part the cutter comes down on) as well. While it can look fine it can often have damage that's tough to see.
When installing new a new cutter or anvil, lightly snug them into the place. Then, squeeze your pliers tightly and finish tightening the screws down. This will assure proper alignment and like-new cutting of braid. If they aren't cutting through braid like butter after installation, give it another shot. If that still doesn't solve the problem and you didn't replace the anvil, you might need to replace that too.
Be sure to choose the appropriate size for your plier. 7" cutters and anvils will fit the old aluminum VS plier as well. 6" cutters and anvils will fit the stainless pliers VS produced.
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