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about Klein 63060 Ratcheting Cable Cutter

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I am thinking about buying Klein 63060 Ratcheting Cable Cutter,
anyone knows about it, please give me some advices,
this tools is good enough, or I should buy knipex, ideal, or greenlee?

I need a cable cutter for bigger size cable.
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The spring for the ratcheting mechanism sucks. they tend to fly out after the first year of use. I have had my cutters for 6 years and am on the second set of blades and the 3rd spring just flew out, I'm done replacing them, the cutters still work just with no spring return on the handle.
 

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The spring for the ratcheting mechanism sucks. they tend to fly out after the first year of use. I have had my cutters for 6 years and am on the second set of blades and the 3rd spring just flew out, I'm done replacing them, the cutters still work just with no spring return on the handle.
Who makes the best cable cutters out there? If I'm going to buy a pair I want the best I can get that's going to last a while. There an awesome German set?
 

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Southwire CCPR400

Anyone used the southwire version?

Last time I stopped by the local lowes in dayton Ohio it was on the shelf for $199.
From the southwire site:
  • Hardened steel-cutting blades provide sharpeness and lasting strength
  • Cuts up to 750kcmil copper and 1000 kcmil aluminum cables
  • Two-step ratching mechanism for few strokes per cut
  • Quick-release lever opens blade at anytime during operation
 

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Who makes the best cable cutters out there? If I'm going to buy a pair I want the best I can get that's going to last a while. There an awesome German set?
I have an HK Porter one. If you asked I'd say it is one of the better quality cutters out there. IMO it's far and away better made than the Klein or Greenlee units.
Mine's medium sized. It'll do like 750 or 1000MCM
 

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Anyone used the southwire version?

Last time I stopped by the local lowes in dayton Ohio it was on the shelf for $199.
From the southwire site:
  • Hardened steel-cutting blades provide sharpeness and lasting strength
  • Cuts up to 750kcmil copper and 1000 kcmil aluminum cables
  • Two-step ratching mechanism for few strokes per cut
  • Quick-release lever opens blade at anytime during operation

I was just in my local Lowes tonight and noticed they had those on sale for $119.

At that price still not sure they would be worth check out.

I think I'll stick to my Greenlee 718 I got for $30 and my M12 hackzall.
 

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The hole is there to lessen the weight of the cutters.

That whole piece of steel needs to be there because the teeth are on it. You can see how it makes a half circle.
That is disappointing. I want it to be there for a useful reason.
Why do some only have a regular blade without the hole? Are the ones with the big blade and hole the ascr cutters?
 
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