For cutting copper and aluminium single conductors as well as multiple stranded cables. Clean and smooth cut without crushing and deformation. Not suitable for steel wire and hard drawn copper conductors. Precision-ground, hardened blades. Easy cutting with one-hand operation. With guard. Adjustable bolted joint, self-retaining screw.
Cut cable professionally, ideal for electricians
Why cable should only be cut using cable shears
With a tool that is not ideally suited to cable cutting, such as diagonal cutters, the blades meet at an obtuse angle. For this reason, diagonal cutters should only be used to cut single conductors and wire.
By contrast, the cable shears from Knipex cut with a scissors action. This means they are therefore excellent for shortening cable, e.g. in house wiring work, such as NYM-J 3x1.5 mm or NYM-J 5x2.5 mm and all other stranded and finely stranded Cu and Al cable up to 50 mm². Due to the nature of their cutting edges, cable shears should not be used to cut hard wire.
Knipex 95 12 165: protects the hands of the fitter as well as the end of the cable
Thanks to their very sharp cutting edges, the effort needed to cut cable with the Knipex 95 12 165 is just one third of that using diagonal cutters. This reduced effort substantially reduces strain for the fitter, particularly when using the cable shears for prolonged periods, e.g. for house wiring work. Due to a scissors action and the precision ground cutting edges, the ends of cables are also protected because they are not crushed. A clean, technically perfect cut is the condition for subsequent connection work – and a certain result with the Knipex 95 12 165.
Bolted joint – adjustable, self-locking and with smooth operation
These cable shears are particularly smooth operating thanks to the precisely running bolted joint. The bolted joint is self-locking and can be adjusted where necessary. Users appreciate how easy it is to cut even larger cable cross sections using the cable shears: the product of interaction between all the qualities of these cable shears.
Knipex quality – cable shears
The cable shears from Knipex are a quality, indispensable tool for house wiring work. Those who use tools every day expect a quality that permits simple and safe work.
The tool must also last for many years of hard use. We forge our tools from quality materials, machine them with high precision on modern machinery and harden them with careful multiple stage heat treatment.
Every pair of Knipex pliers represents more than 130 years of specialist know-how.