Carl Kammerling International has launched Redline VDE Side Cutters, featuring an adjusted cutting edge for the optimal cutting of electrical cables so they require 18% less force to use than other leading brands, the brand claims.
CK Tools enlisted independent metallurgists and engineers in the design process, using German steel that was induction-hardened using specially formulated quenching technology for durability. Exhaustive testing saw the firm alter the blade angles for “effortless” cutting of copper and aluminium cables.
The firm explained: “Historically, side cutters were manufactured with a one size fits all approach, manufactured with an obtuse cutting angle to provide the strength needed for cutting through high tensile steel wire used in the construction industry. Until now, there has been a distinct lack of choice of side cutters on the market that are specifically designed for the effortless cutting of wires electricians deal with, day in, day out.”
Testing revealed that the Redline VDE Side Cutters require up to 18 per cent less force than other leading brands, making them the best on the market, the firm said.
“To put this in context, the average pressure saving to make a cut is 74 Newton meters with an average electrician making over 10,000 cuts per year – resulting in a personal saving of over 75 tons of pressure!”
Ergonomically designed high grip handles combined with that cutting performance will help curb health issues that can come with using lower quality tools, such as trigger finger and repetitive strain injuries, CKI added.
Charles Whitfield, New Product Development Manager for CKI, said: “At Carl Kammerling we are always looking to improve the performance of our products to bring speed and efficiency to our tradesmen. In addressing this, our range of RedLine VDE Side Cutters have been developed to improve the sharpness and precision of the cutting jaw, significantly reducing the amount of force required by the user. This will revolutionise the way professional electricians work as they can cut through wire with greater speed, efficiency and less force.”
The Redline VDE Side Cutters benefit from VDE certification, individually tested to 10,000V. There’s further info available on 01758 704704.