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What tool do you use to cut ACSR?

I've been using older lineman pliers, but it's been killing the blades (that's why I don't want to use new pairs).

Will the mini bolt cutters that Knipex make cut ACSR well or will it ruin those cutters as well?

What do you use?
 

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I'd rather something a little bit easier to use while up in the air on a ladder than a grinder or bandsaw. Those look nice, but I would be worried about using such an expensive pair of retching cutters. I know they say for ACSR, but still
well keep using your beater kleins
 

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Makita cordless grinder and a cutting wheel.
I used this method for the first time the other day. Cordless Milwaukee grinder with cut-off blade!:thumbsup: I had a customer that wanted to cut some ACSR that we had just cut down. He grabs my Klein cable cutters and proceeds to put a notch in them.:mad::mad:
 

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Ii have a large pair of cheap bolt cutters thaat we use. Truthfully I try to stay away from overhead as much as possible anymore.
Unfortunately, that's not an option around here.

I use the Knipex mini bolt cutters for this all the time. I'm pretty sure thats what i bought them for.
Great, I'll order a pair :thumbsup:
 

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I've always used bolt cutters. I keep a set in the van. Never know when you might need bolt cutters, handcuffs, duct tape, etc.







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I had an apprentice destroy a nice pair of cable cutters I had on ACSR. By the time I realized what he was cutting and what he was cutting it with it was too late.
 

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Those look nice, but I would be worried about using such an expensive pair of retching cutters. I know they say for ACSR, but still
Well what then may I ask are you in hopes of finding if a tool made specifically for the job dont fit the bill?

I knew a girl once who could probably bite that crap in two........:whistling2:
 

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Well what then may I ask are you in hopes of finding if a tool made specifically for the job dont fit the bill?

I knew a girl once who could probably bite that crap in two........:whistling2:
If you read the thread you'd see that the mini bolt cutters will work well for $39 :thumbup:


I'm not going to spend $550 on ratcheting cable cutters speced for ACSR.
 
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