Responding to an increased usage by electricians of armored cable, IDEAL today introduced its Sir Nickless™ rotary cable cutter. This exclusive, patent-pending and affordable cutting tool prevents the occurrence of nicked conductors while cutting BX, MC, AC, Greenfield and other types of aluminum or steel armored cable up to 3/8" diameter, and is especially effective with popular Southwire® MCap™ cable.
"The number one complaint electricians have with armored cable is the difficulty in safely cutting it without nicking the wires that can lead to a short circuit," explained Bruce Hartranft, Business Unit Manager for IDEAL. "Sir Nickless has a patent-pending design that lets electricians take full advantage of armored cable without the downside of nicked wires."
Cable manufacturers and NEMA (RV-3-2600) strongly recommend the use of rotary cutters like Sir Nickless for armored cable in place of wire cutters, shears or hacksaws.
Unique Curved Tray
Unlike conventional rotary cutters that have straight cutting trays, IDEAL engineered Sir Nickless™ with a unique curved tray that improves cutting performance by forcing wires to lie tight against the bottom wall of the cable and safely away from the top-positioned cutting blade. In addition, an Auto Cam Lock allows Sir Nickless to cut small diameter flex cable such as Southwire MCap without the use of awkward plastic shims.
Sir Nickless™ is the right tool for electricians who repeatedly require perfectly cut armored cable and timesaving precision to reduce wire nicking. Its rugged, all metal frame will withstand worksite conditions while its high-performance blade will stay sharper longer.
Price & Availability
IDEAL Sir Nickless™ cable cutters are immediately available through distribution and select retailers with an MSRP of $31.48 (U.S.).
For more information, contact IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., Becker Place, Sycamore, Illinois 60178. Or phone 1-800-435-0705, Fax: 1-800-533-4483. On the web, www.idealindustries.com.