No electrical job is complete without high-quality cable-cutting tools. Without the proper hardware, you run the risk of tearing or damaging the wire’s insulation: which, in turn, can compromise its integrity.
The last thing you want is a frayed, damaged wire jeopardizing your project for good. That’s where quality cable cutters can make all the difference.
But what exactly are cable cutters?
Wire and cable cutters are hand tools devised to cut wires without damaging their insulation or internal conductors. Using a proper cutter can help ensure you get the cleanest cut and a strong electrical connection.
The average wire cutter uses levers to extend and increase the strength of your grip. Once you press on the handles, the force is directed to the point where the pincers meet.
Cable-cutting tools have various applications and are common to several industries. Besides cutting, you can use them to:
- Tighten or ease bolts/screws from metal objects
- Compress or bend metal, especially in crimping electric connections