Cutting electrical wires requires the right tools to ensure safety at all times. There are many different insulated cable cutting tools on the market although one that really stands out is the Klein Tools Insulated High-Leverage Cable Cutter. This cable cutter has many different benefits and here are just some of those advantages that will help you when installing and cutting cables.
Cut Cables With A Cable Cutter
Compact Body: One of the first benefits of this cable cutter is that it features a compact body. The size and design of the body is great for use in confined work areas. This provides easy cutting of cables in tight spots which may prove useful in certain commercial and industrial applications.
Electric Shock Protection: Another important feature is that these cable cutters are designed to provide protection from electric shock. Manufactured with a two layer flame retardant and high dielectric dipped handle, this cable cutter will protect the user if they stumble across an electrical wire. It is designed to protect you up to 1000V.
Secure Grip: When working with electrical wiring it is important to ensure you are holding your cutters tightly. This cable cutter offers a comfortable and secure grip which doesn’t wobble because of the hot riveted joints. This promotes smooth action making your cable setup and cutting extra easy.
Multiple Wire Cutting: Not only does this cable cutter provide added safety but it also promotes the cutting of multiple wiring and cables including soft copper, aluminium, and 100 pair 24 AWG Communications Wire. This can prove useful in a range of different cable installations providing a fast means of cable cutting each and every time. With its shorter tip at the end it provides a closer cut when cutting cables and wires.
Brightly Coloured: Because of their brightly coloured orange handles they are perfect for easy identification and use when in a hurry. These cable cutters are designed to stand out from the rest of the tools in the tool box creating less searching time and more action time.
I don’t know if it’s actually possible to wax poetic about a cable cutter (or any other hand tool, for that matter), but today I’m going to try. When I came into work this morning, the first thing I tackled was prep work for some sample kits, which involved cutting about 100 pieces of 4-pair Cat5e cable. While Cat5e cable may not look like much to cut, it can be nearly impossible if you attempt it with the wrong tool (which I happened to do yesterday afternoon). After a few tries, I gave up, and put in an order for the Klein-Kurve Multi-Cable Cutter by Klein Tools. It was waiting for me when I arrived this morning, and completely amazed me with the way it sliced right through the cable, we seemingly zero effort on my part. Whoever started that whole “like buttah” quote (Will Ferrell?) probably didn’t have copper cable on the brain, but that phrase definitely describes the way the Klein-Kurve® tore through (in a good way) those pieces of Cat5e.
The great thing about the Klein-Kurve® is that it isn’t limited to Cat cables – 3 blade types are integrated into this cutter, so it can also handle coax, as well as stainless steel wire. It can even shear screws! The low-fatigue design is very comfortable to use – I know, because I made those 100 cable cuts within 10 minutes or so, and didn’t feel a thing. A large part of the comfort factor comes from the Klein-Kurve’s® double-dipped handgrips, which feel delightfully soft and smooth while improving your grip and absorbing any stress that would normally be transferred to your hands.