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TL-CT12 Cable Cutter

4.5 out of 5 stars
2 Reviews
Current price: $39.92 Original price: $63.00
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Routine maintenance.

If you find yourself with a desire to spend an afternoon replacing your aging shift or brake cables at home, you're going to need Shimano's TL-CT12 Cable Cutter to get started. Updated slightly from the previous version, the TL-CT12 boasts sharper blades and improved longevity compared to its predecessor, and its chrome-plated carbon steel construction gives it rigidity while you work and the assurance that it'll be a tool you can keep around in your bench for a while. The TL-CT12 also features a built-in crimper and a needle for reshaping the housing after cutting. Shimano specifically shaped the handle opening and handles themselves to make using the cable cutter easy on your hands.


  • Cable cutters for home cable repairs
  • Sharp blades make for easy and quick cuts
  • New design boasts improved longevity
  • Built-in crimper and needle for reshaping housing
  • Item #SHI00BO
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cable end crimper
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Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 2 ratings

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5 out of 5 stars

December 23, 2023

Shimano cable cutters

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
5' 8"

I used this type of cable cutters in my shop and now that I am retired I use them at home and doing charity events. They do a better and cleaner cut than Park Tools and I can clean up the spiral wire of brake housing. The only ones I use.

harris T
4 out of 5 stars

December 16, 2020

Decent Cutters

I've used it several times

They worked very well for a re-cabling project without any signs of slowing down. There are some multi-function aspects like a spot to make the cut round again behind the hinge. The feel of the tool doesn't say $60, but truck stop bargain bin. The performance is good. I expect it to continue to perform well for many more cuts. We'll see. The problem with cutters is when they go, they're gone.

Patrick C