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I don't own a mc cutter yet, (rolo zip or whatever its called), and I was wondering what the best brand to get is. Greenlee? I've heard Klein is kinda crappy so I didn't want to make a bad purchase. Let me know what you think!
 

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The old standby Seatek is still the best IMO.
I am partial to the RS-101A.
 
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Yes the 101.
No longer stocked at the supply house here. But they can still get them.
They fit better in my hammer holster, and seem to last a little longer than the other Seatek models.
 

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I find that using the auto clamp one causes me to over squeeze the other side. This makes the cutter side bind faster. Once that happens it goes into the big Klien bag of broken tools used for spare parts.

If Seatek makes the Klien sold at home cheapo, they made it to last less than a month.
 

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I have found that by the time I have to change the blade, the tool has used it's usefull life.

It usually binds in the handle after that.

The apprentice on the job last week was able to make a useful tool out of the six garbage roto strip tools I had in my graveyard though.
 

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I have found that by the time I have to change the blade, the tool has used it's usefull life.

It usually binds in the handle after that.

The apprentice on the job last week was able to make a useful tool out of the six garbage roto strip tools I had in my graveyard though.
The best way to go, is cut off that stupid clamp, drill and tap the pin hole for a 1/4x20 by 1" hex screw, works great after....:thumbsup:
 

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Till it wears out which is fast.
I still have the first one I bought and I think it's safe to say that as a union member doing commercial work for a very long period of time, I cut a damn lot of MC. Along with lot's of old steel BX when doing residential.

What exactly do you think wears out on the 101A?
 

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I find that using the auto clamp one causes me to over squeeze the other side. This makes the cutter side bind faster. Once that happens it goes into the big Klien bag of broken tools used for spare parts.

If Seatek makes the Klien sold at home cheapo, they made it to last less than a month.
If you are oversqueezing due to the lever, then you probably have it set way too tight. Loosen the set screw so that the lever bottoms out when the cable is nice and tight in the cup but not squeezed in too hard.
 

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What about the Ideal Cutter? That one has pretty good ratings.

If I got the seatek do I just order online?
 

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Someone just buy this guy a root split and hand deliver it to him on his job site. Good lord


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I have found that by the time I have to change the blade, the tool has used it's usefull life.

It usually binds in the handle after that.

The apprentice on the job last week was able to make a useful tool out of the six garbage roto strip tools I had in my graveyard though.
Funny how different people have different experiences.

Like Hack, I still have the first one I bought. And I can tell you, I change the blade a lot.
 
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Someone just buy this guy a root split and hand deliver it to him on his job site. Good lord


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I can see that you're a bit on the edge and I understand why. sbrn33 has been gone a long time and it's really getting to you.

But don't fret, he should be back from Cabo any day now. We should throw him a welcome back party thread.
 
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