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Cable Cutters for 6/4

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Paul Miller:
Thanks for the advice guys. Yes I have a hacksaw and my regular size cable cutters, and was considering that approach but didn't know if that was frowned upon. Right now I have an uncut 150' of 6/4 from which I plan to make 2x 50 footers and 2x 25 footers which gives me lots of options when planning out my power feeds. (My two main venues both have dual CS 50A connections.) And will probably make another separate 10 footer for a link cable. Oh and also a couple of shorty 14-50 to CS6364C adapters for flexibility. So yeah a little more cutting than one and done with the hacksaw but will consider that a workable option.

Frank Koenig:

--- Quote from: Paul Miller on August 17, 2023, 02:29:57 AM ---Thanks for the advice guys. Yes I have a hacksaw and my regular size cable cutters, and was considering that approach but didn't know if that was frowned upon. Right now I have an uncut 150' of 6/4 from which I plan to make 2x 50 footers and 2x 25 footers which gives me lots of options when planning out my power feeds. (My two main venues both have dual CS 50A connections.) And will probably make another separate 10 footer for a link cable. Oh and also a couple of shorty 14-50 to CS6364C adapters for flexibility. So yeah a little more cutting than one and done with the hacksaw but will consider that a workable option.

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The Klein cutter I have is only about $80 less than just one of those stupid overpriced Hubble caps or connectors. Might be worth it?

Your plan sounds good. I've found having some short jumpers as you propose to be handy.

 --Frank

Tim McCulloch:
This is the product I got for cleaning up the ends of 2/0 to 4/0 copper feeder tail tips:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004UOLCAO/

About $30, ratcheting (no He Man action required), also <10 inches end to end.  I've cut 6/4 with it without a problem.

Tim Hite:
I've used these on 10/4 and 4/0 solid and stranded. They may not be big enough for 6/4SOOW though. You can also use a jacket splitter and cut the individual wires with something more normal.

https://www.amazon.com/Leverage-Communications-Klein-Tools-63050/dp/B0000302X1/ref=asc_df_B0000302X1/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309763890402&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=670484217874168313&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031411&hvtargid=pla-428503161356&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/Greenlee-1903-Pocket-Cable-Stripper/dp/B0042VIHE4/ref=sr_1_1?crid=19ZVSS6GPYARK&keywords=greenlee%2Bjacket%2Bsplitter&qid=1692518202&sprefix=greenlee%2Bjacket%2Bsplitter%2Caps%2C143&sr=8-1&th=1

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