Don't get wired up.
It's something every new mechanic eventually learns: don't screw up your cables or cable housing by fraying up their ends using blunt clippers or plier blades. To the uninitiated, a designated wire-cutting tool like the Unior Wire Cutter may seem superfluous on your work stand, with so many other devices that you'd think could do the same job, but as any experienced wrench can tell you, some proper wire cutters can save you from major headaches.
hardened, tempered steel
cutting brake cables and derailleur cables