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Lever Type Wire Cutters


Three different cutter heads are available for linemen to use for cutting jumper wires, live conductors and tie wires. All cutters are assembled and mounted on Chance Epoxiglas® insulated poles. A solid fiberglass-reinforced operating rod insulates the linemen from the cutter head. The lever handle is coated with plastisol.

The lever action gives the linemen added mechanical force to make clean cuts up to the maximum sizes shown in the table below.

Catalog No. Duty Pole Size & Overall Length Maximum Conductor Recommended Weight
H18716 Light 1 1/4" x 6'6" 2/0 Solid Copper or 1/0 ACSR 6 3/4 lb./3.0 kg.
H18736 Medium 1 1/2 x 6'7" 4/0 Stranded Copper or 4/0 ACSR 9 3/4 lb./4.4 kg.
T4030687 Medium 1 1/2 x 8'7" 10 1/4 lb./4.6 kg.

Tested per OSHA & ASTM F711


Tested per OSHA & ASTM F711

Aluminum Wire Cutters

These wire cutters have a heat treated steel cutter head especially designed to cut all aluminum conductors. The aluminum head and Chance Epoxiglas® handles combine to make an insulated lightweight tool for easy handling. A lineman's preference for cutting aluminum jumper cables, conductors or tie wires. Do not use this tool to cut ACSR conductors.

Catalog No. Description Pole Size Dia. Conductor Ranges Length Weight
C4030689 All-Aluminum Wire Cutters 1 1/2" 1.033.5MCM 6' 8 1/2 lb./3.8 kg.
C4030690 1 1/2" 1.033.5MCM 8' 10 lb./4.5 kg.


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