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Carbide Cutter Insert Replacements

Selected models of the Gerber tool line feature an extremely rugged tungsten carbide cutting insert. Once dull, the insert can be rotated 120 degrees for a fresh start. After all three sides have been dulled the insert can be replaced.

 

Replacements fit the following Multi-Pliers: Basic (select models only), Pro-Scout (select models only), and Legend.

$20
Item # 48252
Warranty

Features

  • Two tungsten carbide cutter replacements for Multi-Pliers Hex head wrench
  • Four replacement screws
  • Includes Lifetime Limited Warranty
1 Manager Dan - JUN 25, 2014

I agree. It was cutting 20 gauge wire as well and snap. i would rethink design or blade composite.

3 carpenter Geo. Sampson - JUN 24, 2014

After reading the reviews to the left here, I'm dubious but believe carbide is only as good as the user.

2 Eugene Army Paramedic - NOV 7, 2013

These cutter inserts are very good in cutting copper wire. But after few weeks of work they suddenly shattered. Shame that a good MP600 is equipped with such unreliable feature, not to mention the price.

1 Rancher Paul McPhie - SEP 27, 2013

Was shocked when the carbide cutters shattered when cutting fencing wire.
Not what I've come to expect from a Gerger product.
20 bucks for a replace pair is a bit rich.

1 engineer caltrop - SEP 23, 2013

CRAP cutters - break easily!

Looking for non-Gerber replacements.

1 Maintenence Contractor Deve Roberts - AUG 23, 2013

Really disappointed with the carbide cutter inserts. Like a lot of the others reviews, mine shattered after the first time using them. $20 to replace is expensive considering the durability that the Gerber name has always shown in the past. Always loved the Gerber tools, but with this poor quality, I may have to change brands.

1 Shattered while cutting 20ga wire. Wayne Zeigler - AUG 6, 2013

First time using the cutters since I was issued, Cutting 20ga saftey wire and one of the cutters shattered into 10 pieces. So much for rotating them 120 degrees. Requesting a warrrenty claim since these are in my opinion defective.

1 EMS & Security Arsenal619 - MAY 28, 2013

I have to agree with every review on here for these cutter inserts. For Gerber to have there name of them is a disgrace to the Gerber name. They break and shatter so easily, and $20 to replace is expensive considering they shatter after cutting 1 wire. For that price you can buy a real pair of wire cutters but that defeats the purpose of having the Multi-Plier.

4 steelworker Kurt Rosbacka - MAY 22, 2013

Called Gerber and were really helpful, also broke my pliers and they fixed them and had them back In less than 2weeks. Awesome customer service. Still don't like the carbide cutters but they work.

3 Machinist by trade David Stipcak - MAY 4, 2013

I had my cutter inserts shatter after very little use ,that's why I'm ordering new ones. I do believe these should be made from tool steel.I really like this tool and use it every day,but the cutter is the only problem I have

1 Crane Technician David - APR 16, 2013

Used the cutter to cut a ty-wrap...it shattered. Now I cannot find my box that had the extra blades in it. Oh well, probalbly don't need them anyway. $20 for 2 blades???? Ridiculous! However, I LOVE the multi-tool. I use it repeatedly everyday. The cutters suck though....

1 Junk Joe R - MAR 3, 2013

Think they should make a HSS insert! The current ones are horrible and crack and shatter first use.

1 Army tools!? Rick - DEC 31, 2012

These cuters are junk time for a plan B gerber,$20 for a new part thats all most 1/4 of what the tool cost.

1 What the?! Ron C. - NOV 13, 2012

First time I used them to try to cut a piece of wire, one of the inserts shattered. I am very disappointed. I think Gerber should give me a couple of dozen inserts and maybe I can get through the rest of my fencing repairs.

3 Veteran-->Farmer Ben H - OCT 29, 2012

Had a tool issued in the military, I also recently tried to cut some high tensile fence wire, cracked the insert. Now I know the limits.

1 Your Title Jim - OCT 6, 2012

Loved the IDEA of these, as I have worn the (non replaceable) cutters out on my other pair after years of use.
The idea is all I love. These SUCK!. Break way to easy cutting stuff I cut every day with my old pair.
Can't believe they would issue these to our soldiers where their life may depend on them.
I have been loyal to Gerber for years, not so sure after this.

1 Mr Anthony H - JUL 22, 2012

Used the cutters for first time to cut fencing wire and shattered both cutters ,I've had an older pair which didn't have carbide cutters and they were bulletproof,not all that impressed

1 Bummer Jeff Redburn - JUN 24, 2012

Just about to send them in or call to get a new screw and bit. Looks like I am screwed because I am not paying $20 for a little bit that apparently everyone else has broke or lost. Gerber I have a bunch of your tools and I love them but if the kit calls for 4 replaceable screws something is wrong.

1 Mr Clive - JUN 16, 2012

Had a pair for many years without the carbide cutters. Had these for a matter of weeks and one cutter has shattered. Not very impressed. Think I'll change brands when I next replace them.

1 Angry American Kevin - MAY 22, 2012

Really!!! This is the crap that we have issued to us you can't even cut air with these and now you want us to pay to fix this junk. No wonder we are losing jobs overseas we can't even make a multi tool that can cut wire.

1 U.S Army Jeff - MAY 20, 2012

I was Issued one of these and the cutters broke the first time I used it. I have 5 of there tools in all. The last 3 I purchased myself at the exchange. The cutters are broke on all of them. Not a very reliable tool. And expensive to replace parts. I'm not going to pay $20.00 for this. What a ripoff.

1 Steel worker Kurt Rosbacka - APR 9, 2012

just broke mine also cutting a coat hanger and now i find i have to pay twenty bucks for replacement blades, guess i go without hhhmmm?

1 Security Guard Your name - APR 5, 2012

I've gone through 2 sets of these! They seem to just shatter if you try to cut anything tougher than a paperclip!!! WTF? Why aren't these things made of hardened steel or titanium or something that'll hold up better?

1 maintenance worker jim schopf - FEB 25, 2012

just had tool replaced with one that has these replaceable cutters . both shattered after cutting wire a coat hanger. i don't think i should have to pay $20.

1 Airman First Class John Walker - JAN 8, 2012

These replacement wire cutters should be covered by warranty not $20 I was cutting high tensile wire and they both shattered I never had that problem with the nonreplaceable ones. just saying!

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