You want to finish that job you were in the middle of, but you cannot figure out how to use your wire cutter. The wire cutter looks just like a pair of pliers to you. Your inability to use the wire cutter may be the only thing preventing you from finishing the job you set out to complete.
Examine your wire cutter closely. Open and close the wire cutter by moving the handles.
Look closely at the metal ends of the wire cutter (referred to as the "jaws"). Locate the sharp metal ridges and move the handles, noting how the sharp ridges connect with each other as you close the handles.
Place the wire you wish to cut between the sharp metal ridges and tightly squeeze the handles of the wire cutter together to cut the wire.