plier cutter used to cut metal strips or wire used in orthodontic work. For any easy cutting of any size of arch wire or pin. Triple action system for heavy wires, reduce effort on cutting. The plier pin cutter is an orthopedic instrument used to cut wire and pins that are implanted during surgical procedures. They come in side cutting end cutting versions, as well as two different lengths. The instruments are designed to stay sharp for a significantly longer period of time than other standard instruments.