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Old 09-06-2009, 03:43 PM   #1
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Does anybody own a pair of Klein ratchet cable cutters?
The one i'm after is 63600. The one that can cut up to 600 MCM copper.
My question is whats the smallest you can use it for?
I guess all of them will cut 2/0 and smaller too,right?
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Old 09-06-2009, 03:44 PM   #2
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You can cut #12 with them, if you want to. I own a pair. The only thing they won't do is ACSR
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There's probably a low-end limit to what they can cut (like a single 24ga CAT5 conductor), but I can't imagine why you'd want to do that.

I've owned 3 pair over the years and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone working with resi and small commercial work.

And as Marc mentioned, NEVER use them to cut ACSR. It gets rather 'spensive.
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Old 09-06-2009, 04:09 PM   #4
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thank you all i'm gonna get the 600MCM model.
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hey, chuck bob, check out the greenlee cutters . i got the 760 cutters and i like em mo better than the klein. paul
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Old 09-06-2009, 04:26 PM   #6
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What do you like better about 'em?,Paul.
I can get a deal on the klein for almost $100 cheaper.
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the greenlee seem to be a little more " heavy duty ". if that makes sense. the kleins i had i got em about 8-10 yrs ago. dont remember the model #. something broke and the ratcheting thingy wouldnt work. but they still cut. but for $100 difference get the kleins !!! i dont think you'll be disapointed. let us know how you like em.
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I've owned Klein, Ideal, and Greenlee versions. To me, there's no difference. They all go "clickity, clickity, clickity, cut". I use my Ideal pair as a sacrificial pair to do ASCR. I made a mistake with them once, so since they're all F'd up, I continue to use them for aerial cable.
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I've got the Klein that goes up to 600. They are pretty good, but you can buy a pair from Harbor Freight for about a 1/3 the price and do the same job. I don't know about the rest on here, but I use them to cut the drop coming in. I've noticed after cutting a couple, the blades get nicks in them. Probably because of the solid piece of steel in the triplex.
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If your going for a large job with parallel conductors hard to beat the Greenlee battery operated cable cutters.


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i think its called the ccx line of battery powered hydraulic tools from greenlee that i want - cutter, crimper, draw-stud --- everything

the cheapest i could get it was 3400 list price and that was from the facility manager at textron (greenlee's parent company) ouch

btw i dont own it yet

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i think its called the ccx line of battery powered hydraulic tools from greenlee that i want - cutter, crimper, draw-stud --- everything

the cheapest i could get it was 3400 list price and that was from the facility manager at textron (greenlee's parent company) ouch

btw i dont own it yet
3,400 is cheap for all that I paid 3,200 for just the battery operated hypress.

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Does anybody own a pair of Klein ratchet cable cutters?

Yes, I like the pair I got , but I don't think they are suppose to cut up to 600mcm, but I cut 500mcm all the time. I believe the pair I got go up to 400mcm.
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Yes, I like the pair I got , but I don't think they are suppose to cut up to 600mcm, but I cut 500mcm all the time. I believe the pair I got go up to 400mcm.
Here's my theory... if it fits in the cutter, I'm cutting it.

I use my Klein pair to cut 200 amp SER all the time, and that's way thicker than 600.
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Here's my theory... if it fits in the cutter, I'm cutting it.
Mine too. Never had any problem with them either. "knocking on wood"
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3,400 is cheap for all that I paid 3,200 for just the battery operated hypress.

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no link - its an actual person - she is the facility manager at textron - they make the amphibious assault things and the armored personal carriers in new orleans east
that price is textrons price
and sorry im gonna save that favor for myself
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i have the big greenlee ratchet crimpers that go up too 1000 mcm i use them all the time. just dont cut ACSR learned that the hardway
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no link - its an actual person - she is the facility manager at textron - they make the amphibious assault things and the armored personal carriers in new orleans east
that price is textrons price
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