TYPES AND USES - Continued
SHEAR CUT, FLAT BAR, AND
STRIP CUTTER (Cont)
The cutting capacities range from 7/8 x 5/32 inch to
1-1/2 x 9/32 inch for soft and medium steel, and from 3/4
x 1/8 to 1-7/16 x 1/4 inch for hard steel. The handles
range from 14-inch to 36-inch lenghts.
SIDE NUT SPLITTER CUTTER
The side nut splitter cutter has the edge of the cutting
jaws in line with the handles. When adjusted properly,
the cutting edges will remain separated after the nut is
split. This tool is used to split nuts off bolts, with the tool
head on to the bolt, without damaging the bolt. Cutting
capacity is rated for a 3/8-inch bolt nut and is adjustable
to 5/16-inch and 1/4-inch capacity. The handle is 24
ANGULAR CUT CUTTER
Angular cut cutters have the cutting edges offset 30
degrees from the handles. This is so the user can keep
the work in sight. It is used for close cutting of soft or
medium-hard metals. Cutting capacities range from 1/4
inch to 1/2 inch for medium steel. The handles range
from 14 inches to 36 inches in length.
SHEAR CUT CABLE CUTTER
Shear cut cable cutters have curved interposing cutters.
They are used to cut lead and rubber-covered cable,
and communication cable. Cutting capacities for lead
and rubber-covered cable is 1-3/8 inches for the
25-1/2-inch handle, and 2-1/4 inches for the 37-inch
handle. The communication cable cutting capacity for
the 25-1/2-inch handle is 500,000 circular mils, and
750,000 circular mils for the 37-inch handle.