Knipex Stepcut Cable Shears

Knipex StepCut Cable Shears 

As the world’s leading manufacturer of pliers for trade and industry, Knipex’s products are a benchmark for tool excellence and the brand’s innovative cable shears, which cut wires and strands effortlessly thanks to stepped blades, are only further proof of that.

For all tradesman out there who are tired of pulling four different muscles just to try to pinch your way through a cable, the Knipex StepCut Cable Shears impress with significantly less effort required when cutting cables. The tool’s original design allows for wires or strands to be cut one after the other with the stepped blades, with minimal movement involved.

With the StepCut Cable Shears, Knipex makes it easier to cut single and multi-conductor cables made of copper and aluminium up to a diameter of 15 millimetres (50 mm²). Solid NYM cables can be cut easily and precisely up to a maximum of 5 x 4 mm² – however, it’s important to note that the StepCut is not suitable for steel wire and hard-drawn copper conductors.

The stepped blades, with a milled serrated edge on the front and a flat edge on the back, have been additionally induction-hardened, to guarantee quality end results with blades that don’t break at the blow of a wind gust.

The shears can cut wires and strands successively, thus reducing the effort required by up to 40 percent, and the innovative step cutting allows for a clean cut without the cables being crushed in the cutting process.

The new Knipex StepCut is only 160 mm long and therefore weighs relatively little. In addition, the ergonomic design of the handles enables an optimum cutting feel even with larger diameters, while the bolted joint makes the cable shears precise and smooth-running.

And because safety is always number one, the cable shears come fitted with a pinch guard in order to prevent injuries.

To find out more, check out Knipex’s website, where you can browse through the company’s extensive range of tools that you really can’t go without.

What’s been the toughest cable you’ve had to cut through? Get in touch in the comments below and let us know.

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