Cable cutters: Hydraulic battery tool line expanded

Utility tools: Greenlee and Sherman + Reilly expand hydraulic battery tool line with new 2-inch inline cable cutter. Extended line includes two new interchangeable cutting jaws for 6-ton battery tools.

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Cable cutters: Greenlee and Sherman + Reilly, Textron Inc. companies, are expanding their line of battery-powered hydraulic tools to include a 2-inch inline cable cutter and all-new cutting jaws for the 6-ton battery tool product line. The new tools have hardened blades to produce clean uniform cuts and feature an ergonomic design making them lightweight to reduce potential jobsite injuries.

“The 2-inch inline cable cutter helps keep up with the trend of increasing cable sizes and helps professionals cut the cable sizes that are being used frequently on jobsites,” said Ryan Berg, Director of Product Management. “The new cutter is engineered to be 30 percent lighter than other models, and its sleek design means operators won’t need to reach as far to make the cut, which will reduce fatigue.”

The Greenlee (ESC50LX) and Sherman + Reilly (SRS197X) inline 2-inch cable cutters include a tacky grip handle for easy, comfortable handling and control. The tools are powered by the 18V Lithium-Ion Makita battery platform for a faster charge time and more cycles per charge.

Inline 2-Inch Cable Cutters
The new inline cutters cut up to 2-inch diameter Copper (Cu) and Aluminum (Al) standard and fine-stranded cable. A single trigger controls all tool functions. The tool’s inline design and 350-degree rotating head allows to easily and comfortably to cut at any angle. Longer tool reach affords accessibility and reduced operator fatigue. A double-click safety option prevents unintentionally engaging cutting blades and the tool automatically retracts when the cutting cycle is complete. An OLED display shows real-time communication and tool maintenance status.

“In addition to the new inline cutter, we are increasing the versatility of our 6-ton battery tool line, which will allow professionals to accomplish more with one tool,” said Berg.

Interchangeable Cutting Jaws
The new cutting jaws for the EK425, EK628 and SRK6X tools (CJ-ACSR1 / CJ-CUAL) are interchangeable, reducing the number of tools needed for a job. A patented locking pin allows for easy jaw installation and removal, and a 350-degree rotating head allows the tool to be held comfortably from any angle. The CJ-ACSR has a capacity to cut up to 477 kcmil Pelican ACSR, 5/16” Guy Strand (EHS), and 3/8” Guy Strand (HS). The CJ-CUAL has a capacity to cut up to 600 kcmil Cu/Al.

All Greenlee and Sherman + Reilly tools are backed by a dedicated service team so customers can trust the experts in power line installation tools and equipment.

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Greenlee Textron Inc.
hydraulic battery tool line Inc. is known as a global leader in the professional tool category. The Rockford, Illinois-based company develops high quality, innovative products distinguished by customer-driven design and differentiated by supply chain excellence. It also leverages its powerful brands such as Greenlee Communications and Greenlee Utility in the electrical, construction and maintenance markets worldwide.

About Sherman + Reilly, Inc.
Sherman + Reilly, Inc. has been a leading manufacturer of tools and equipment for underground and aerial transmission, and distribution of electrical power and communications systems, including a complete line of bundle blocks, pullers, tensioners and reel trailers since 1927.

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Textron Off Road, Arctic Cat, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training.

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