What is a Klein cable cutter?
A cable cutter is a hand held device with strong blades, usually made of steel, to cut through the thick coating of electrical cables.
What is a ratcheting cable cutter?
Ratcheting cable cutters feature high-leverage ratcheting mechanisms for single-handed cutting of copper and aluminum cables leaving no burrs or sharp edges.
What is a coaxial cable cutter?
Coaxial cable cutters are used for electronic and digital wiring including CCTV, VSAT and data networking. Coaxial cables are strong, durable, and fire-resistant so they require a more durable cutting tool.
What is a Klein bolt cutter?
A bolt cutter is a tool used for cutting chains, padlocks, bolts and wire mesh. Originally they were used for cutting bolt seals from shipping containers. They typically have long handles and short blades, with compound hinges to maximize leverage and cutting force.
What is the difference between a bolt cutter and a cable cutter?
A bolt cutter is used to cut metal chains, padlocks, bolts, and wire mesh while a cable cutter is used to cut through the thick coating around electrical wires.
What are the different types of cutting blades?
Angle type cutting blades have the cutter head angled for easier insertion. Typically the angle is between 25 to 35 degrees.
Center type cutting blades have blades equidistant from the two faces of the blade.
Shear type cutting blades have blades inverted to each other like normal paper scissor blades.
Clipper type cutting blades have blades flushed against one face for cutting against flat surfaces.