HELUKABEL’s New Single-Handed Cable Cutter
You only need one hand to safely use HELUKABEL's ergonomic cable insulation cutter in the field.
For more than 40 years, HELUKABEL has been producing high-quality cables for industry. Currently, their product portfolio encompasses a variety of cables designed to suit a broad range of commercial/industrial applications. HELUKABEL also offers its complimentary HELUTOOL line of accessories and tools. To enhance its tool offering the company recently introduced the HAM 29, an innovative one-handed cable jacket cutter.
One hand is all you need with HELUTOOL’s innovative HAM 29 jacket cutter. Image used courtesy of HELUKABEL
Ergonomically Correct for Functionality and Prolonged Use
Because electricians and technicians are constantly using hand tools to do their job, they need to be highly ergonomic in design and function. Jacket cutters are no exception. Jacket cutters are essential for hardwiring power and control networks. The end of every cable has to be stripped of its insulation. Given that, a typical industrial-grade project might require repeating this operation hundreds if not thousands of times, it’s easier to understand why ergonomics plays such a critical role in tool design.
Ergonomically correct, the HAM 29 is capable of trimming 4.5 - 29 mm cables. Image used courtesy of HELUKABEL
Blade Runner: HAM 29 Jacket Cutter
HELUKABEL’s jacket-cutting tool offers innovative features that one may not find with similar tools on the market. For example, the design incorporates a simple locking mechanism to enhance user safety. The tool is locked in the closed position until the depth knob is turned to the unlocked position. The lock also shields the user and prevents the cutting blade from damage.
The HAM 29 is capable of trimming cables from 4.5 to 29 mm in diameter, and the blade can be rotated and adjusted with one hand. A spring is used to maintain pressure on the cable and prevent blade slippage. Cutting-blade depth, finely adjustable up to 3 mm, assures a clean cut and less potential for damaging the cables within. Once the circumference of the jacket is cut, the blade can be rotated and run longitudinally slicing it open for easy removal.
Cables within the insulating jacket must be carefully stripped to avoid damage. Likewise, jacket-stripping tools must be carefully designed so as not to damage the technician after prolonged use. Image used courtesy of Adobe Stock
Handy Tools for Industrial Applications
According to HELUKABEL, well-designed and ergonomic hand tools have been shown to reduce fatigue and potential injury. The HAM 29 has been built with ergonomics in mind. From form to function, HELUKABEL’s jacket cutter offers users a handy, efficient tool purpose-built for the task.