The operation of a pair of electronics cutters is a very easy process.
Simply position a wire between the jaws of the tool and squeeze the handles together until the jaws break through the wire.
The electronics cutters should be kept close to the board to ensure a clean, flush cut, but this can be awkward, especially if there are other sensitive components close to the surface of the circuit board.
If you are using electronics cutters with an angled head, you can cut close to the board from a more comfortable angle.
Standard carbon steel blades should be hard enough to cut resistor wire, copper wire, memory wire, small steel chain links, model railway tracks, and similar materials.
Electronics cutter jaws are sharp along their entire edge, allowing you to cut several adjacent resistor wires in the same “snip”
How to strip a wire with an electronics cutter
Dab hands with an electronics cutter can also use the tool for stripping thin electrical wires: removing the outer insulation from the end of a wire, to expose the conductive element beneath.
This is achieved by cutting very gently through the insulation, without making contact with the wire, and twisting the electronics cutter until you have scored all the way around the outside of the wire. You should then be able to remove the excess insulation by simply sliding the electronics cutter away from the wire.