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September 26, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


cable cutters

Klein High Leverage Cable Cutter

Klein High-Leverage Cable Cutter 63225

Klein Cuts More Cable With Less Force The Klein High-Leverage Cable Cutter (63225) uses cable-gripping shear-type jaws and a high-leverage design to power through aluminum, copper, and communications cable. And, what’s more, the improved knife design on this cable cutter means that you’ll have to apply a little less force than you would with previous […]

Klein High-Leverage Compact Cable Cutter | 63215

Compact Klein Design Tackles Thick Cables While Taking Up Less Space The Klein High-Leverage Compact Cable Cutter features long handles and a pivot positioned near the jaws for max leverage. It also packs a fairly compact design. The tool cuts cleanly through thick 1/0 AWG cable but also tucks away comfortably in your tool bag […]

Southwire Made In America Electrician’s Tools

“Proudly Forged On The Home Front” is the slogan for the new Southwire Made In America line of electrician’s hand tools. The new program addresses customer requests for a line of American-made pliers and wire strippers. While Southwire has traditionally focused their cable and wire manufacturing from the States, this new line of hand tools […]

Review9.1(out of 10)
Southwire 600MCM Ratcheting Cable Cutter

Southwire 600MCM Ratcheting Cable Cutter

I had the good fortune to attend Southwire’s annual tool showcase earlier this year (which I hope to make an annual trip!) and my experience underscored two things. First, with two wonderful young kids and one on the way, I don’t think I’ve slept in five years. Second, reviewing Southwire tools is really a highlight […]

Rigid Cable Cutters

New Ridgid Cable Cutters Feature Better Ergonomics

Earlier this month, Ridgid introduced their new line cable cutters for electrical contracting applications. The new Ridgid cable cutters feature a lightweight design with improved ergonomics, making manual cutting a breeze. This new line of tools includes three ratcheting cutters, as well as two manual leverage cutters. From Ridgid “The tools were intentionally built with the […]

Greenlee C3 Auto Whip

Greenlee C3 Auto Whip Clad Cable Cutter

Greenlee Textron recently released an automated solution for cutting AC (BX), MC Cable and FMC. The Greenlee C3 Auto Whip Clad Cable Cutter is the first fully automated notching and cutting machine that allows the user a push-button setup, as well as the freedom to walk away. Greenlee believes that their new product will increase worker […]

Southwire Compact Ratcheting Cable Cutter

Southwire Compact Ratcheting Cable Cutter

Southwire recently introduced the Southwire Compact Ratcheting Cable Cutter for copper and aluminum cables up to 600 Kcmil. This cutter features a quick release lever that opens at any time during operation, a two-step ratcheting mechanism, molded grip, and replaceable, hardened steel blades. Our Take We’ve said it before and it bears repeating – if there’s an […]

Milwaukee M18 FORCE LOGIC 3-inch underground cable cutter with wireless remote

Milwaukee M18 Underground Cable Cutter with Remote

Arc flashes are an ever-present danger when cutting cable, so linemen must move far away from the cut to avoid the hazard. But traditional methods for cutting can still require an unsafe proximity to the danger. Milwaukee designed the 3-inch Milwaukee M18 Underground Cable Cutter with Remote with Force Logic to completely eliminate the chance that […]

DeWalt 5 Trade-Focused Tools - application

DeWalt 20V Max Threaded Rod Cutter (Plus 4 More Tools!)

DeWalt recently announced five new trade-focused cordless tools, including the much-anticipated DeWalt 20V Max Threaded Rod Cutter. Set to be available in June, the new cordless tools are solely dedicated to filling a niche for electrical, mechanical, and plumbing professionals. Each tool was designed to offer premium ergonomics, the capability to finished wide range of applications, and compatibility […]

Klein Open Jaw Cable Cutters

Klein Open Jaw Cable Cutters Wins EC&M Award

Klein Open Jaw Cable Cutters Wins Product of the Year Award from EC&M Klein Open Jaw Cable Cutters have just been awarded Product of the Year by Electrical Construction and Maintenance Magazine. What about these hand tools put them ahead of 200 competing products from nearly 100 manufacturers? “The employees at Klein Tools prove to […]