This is the shape of the tip of my side cutter. If possible, invest a little more on this irreplaceable tool. Depending on the thickness and hardness of the pins and wires that you use for your project, you might want to purchase different sizes of cutter for your job. Don't use a fine cutter to cut thick wires, as it will probably damage and destroy your cutter in no time! :) A good pair of cutter should be able to give you a crisp and quick cut without hurting your hand.