USE/CARE OF HANDTOOLS & MEASURING TOOLS - OD1621 - LESSON 2/TASK 2
TYPES OF CABLE CUTTERS.
(5) Side Nut Splitter Cutter. The side nut splitter cutter has the
edges of the cutting jaws in line with the handles. This tool is used to
split nuts off bolts with the tool "head on" to the bolt axis without
damaging the bolt.
When adjusted properly, the cutting edges will remain
separated after the nut is split.
Cutting capacity is rated at 3/8 inch
bolt nut and is adjustable to 5/16 and 1/4 inch capacity. This cutter is 24
(6) Hand Cable Cutters. Cable and wire cutters are available to cut
2 or 3 wire cables, Nos. 10, 12, and 14 BX cable. These are of the center
cut and the shear cut type. Hammer-type cable cutters (not illustrated) are
available having a 1/2 inch and 1 inch cutting capacity.
(7) Lead-Sheathed Cable Cutter.
The lead-sheathed cable cutter has
symmetrically shaped hooked jaws that pass each other, providing a shearing
This cutter is designed to minimize flattening of communication
cables and crushing the insulation inside. It has a cutting capacity of up
to 1 inch diameter cable and is 23 1/2 inches long.