A cable cutter is an essential tool for anyone who works in tight spaces. It can be used to cut through various cables, including 4/0 aluminum or 2/0 soft copper. Even the 24AWG communication cables can be cut with a cable cutter, but you will want to make sure you buy a high-quality one for your needs. It can cut through all kinds of wires without nicking or tearing them. The X-cut cutter has a beveled jaw tip that improves mating and shearing. The blades are high-leverage and can be used on different wire sizes, including copper and spools. The X-cut cutter works best with 2/0 soft copper, 24AWG communication cables, and 4/0 aluminum.
The price of a cable cutter ranges from $20 to $50 depending on the type and the application. As with any tool, it is important to use it properly and keep it away from rusting agents. Before you start cutting cables, make sure you have measured their diameter and secure the length you need for the project. Lastly, be sure to apply consistent pressure to close the blades. And remember, to keep the cutter blades sharp, always keep it away from rusting agents.