Can anyone recommend a wire cutter for hardened wire (spring wire)?

I foolishly damaged my wire cutters trying to cut a spring away when I was taking apart some junk electronics. It didn’t cut the wire, the wire cut it - it put dents into the cutting blade so that when I try to cut a wire there now it doesn’t work. Anyway, I already replaced the wire cutter: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hakko-CHP-170-Micro-Clean-Cutter-16-Gauge-Maximum-Cutting-Capacity-/181316144048. But my question is, where to get a stronger cutter for steel wire rather than copper wire? I could use tin snips, but those are huge, Can anyone recommend something stronger that is more of fun-sized tin snips? :.

I use a Dremel with a thin cut off blade for piano wire and other hard wires like springs.

groundfungus: I use a Dremel with a thin cut off blade for piano wire and other hard wires like springs.

I have a Dremel and use it all the time but I never thought about using it for this. These blades?

http://www.amazon.com/Dremel-409-Cut-off-Wheels-thick/dp/B00004UDGX

I can't tell the color for sure, but the ones I like for wire are kind of pink. The thicker gray blades I use for heavier stuff.

Those work fine. Also, nick the wire with a 3 corner file, then bend it at the nick.

I have what are essentially a small pair of bolt cutters, same mechanism to give mechanical advantage and with hardened jaws. Still pretty large, about the same as the good tin snips (Whiz snips).


Rob

I've got a "vintage" 40 year old "Williams PL 57 U. S. A." diagonal cutter similar to the below that still does not have a knick in the cutting edges. The use of the Dremel tool with the fiber reinforced cutoff wheels to cut nails and small bolts.

https://www.google.com/shopping/product/4534703864286248566?num=100&lr&as_qdr=all&biw=1108&bih=628&q=Williams+PL-57&oq=Williams+PL-57&ei=SmINU5yrOsWj0QGjtoGICA&ved=0CGEQpiswAA