Greenlee and Sherman + Reilly, Textron Inc. companies, are expanding their line of battery-powered hydraulic tools to include a 2-inch inline cable cutter and all-new cutting jaws for the 6-ton battery tool product line. The new tools have hardened blades to produce clean, uniform cuts, and they feature an ergonomic design, making them lightweight to reduce potential job site injuries.
The Greenlee (ESC50LX) and Sherman + Reilly (SRS197X) inline 2-inch cable cutters include a tacky grip handle for easy, comfortable handling and control. The tools are powered by the 18V Lithium-Ion Makita battery platform for a faster charge time and more cycles per charge.
The new inline cutters cut up to 2-inch-diameter copper and aluminum standard and fine-stranded cable. A single trigger controls all tool functions. The tool's inline design and 350-degree rotating head allow for easy, comfortable cutting at any angle. Longer tool reach affords accessibility and reduced operator fatigue. A double-click safety option prevents unintentionally engaging cutting blades, and the tool automatically retracts when the cutting cycle is complete. An OLED display shows real-time communication and tool maintenance status.
The new cutting jaws for the EK425, EK628 and SRK6X tools (CJ-ACSR1/CJ-CUAL) are interchangeable, reducing the number of tools needed for a job. A patented locking pin allows for easy jaw installation and removal, and a 350-degree rotating head allows the tool to be held comfortably from any angle. The CJ-ACSR has a capacity to cut up to 477-kcmil Pelican ACSR, 5/16-inch guy strand (EHS) and 3/8-inch guy strand (HS). The CJ-CUAL has a capacity to cut up to 600-kcmil copper/aluminum.