It depends… the tapered ones will be a little more delicate, I
think, but more precise. The taper will let you get into smaller
areas to make your cuts. The other, cheaper set will probably cut
Even though double flush shear cuts are square, they can still
distort the wire slightly, ovaling the cross section of soft wire,
and possibly bending the wire very slightly in the direction of the
cut. Nothing will give you perfect cuts without any downside at all,
I suspect, even when they’re close. The main problem is that the
cutting edges don’t actually meet, but pass by each other.
I’ve been using some semi-flush cutters that I like, very well made,
from Tronex. They’re the “razor flush” model, and they leave almost
no ridge at all on the working side.