Open Jaw Cable CuttersThe front-loading jaws on the Open Jaw Cable Cutters are designed to work in tight spaces. The ratcheting cable cutter with front-loading jaws wrap around cable in confined spaces. The tool has a high-leverage ratchet mechanism that allows for single-handed cutting of 600 MCM copper and 750 MCM aluminum without leaving burrs or sharp edges, said the company. It can also cut 1-1⁄8 inch communication cable. This cable cutter features a spring release lever that quickly resets the blades between cuts. According to the company, the plastic covered handles with hand guards provide for comfort and a firm grip. It is not designed for cutting steel or aluminum conductor steel-reinforced cable.

Ben Bainter, product manager at Klein Tools, said that the Open Jaw Cable Cutter offers the best of both worlds.

“It has the open-jaw design of traditional lopper cable cutters as well as the compactness of ratcheting cable cutters.”

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