Electronics cutters are precision pliers designed for the delicate work of cutting through very fine wires like those on small electronic components such as resistors.
Electronics cutters are part of a wide family of pliers and wire cutting tools, but they are the only tools small enough for working on delicate components like those found on computer circuit boards. They use a precise cutting action to cut through pieces of wire, unlike larger tools such as side cutters, which break through wires with a squeezing or crushing action.
Some electronics cutters are also strong enough to cut through metal guitar and piano strings. Musicians might also know electronics cutters as “string cutters”.