Open Jaw Ratcheting Cable Cutter


  • Reduced hand force for easier cutting
  • Patented two-step ratchet mechanism requires fewer strokes per cut
  • Cuts up to 600 MCM Copper and 750 MCM Aluminum
  • Quick release lever opens blades easily in every cutting position, to allow removal of the cable before completion of cut
  • Hardened steel cutting blades for lasting strength and sharpness
  • Locking lever keeps handles closed for easy transport; fits in a tool box or bag
  • Front-loading jaws for tight applications
  • Cable Cutter Replacement Part List available for reference if needed
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The Klein Tools Open-Jaw Ratcheting Cable Cutter is uniquely designed to work in confined spaces. The front loading, open-style jaw makes it easy to cut cable in tight places like panels and sub panels. The high-leverage ratcheting mechanism allows for single handed cutting of copper and aluminum.

Ratcheting Cable Cutter
MCM Maximum Cable Capacity (Aluminum):
750 MCM
MCM Maximum Cable Capacity (Copper):
600 MCM
MCM Maximum Cable Capacity (Communication Cable):
1-1/8'' (28.6 mm)
Overall Length:
11.5'' (29.2 cm)
Handle Color:
2.0 lb (0.9 kg)
Additional Information
  • Always wear approved eye protection.
  • NOT insulated. Plastic-dipped or slip-on plastic handles are NOT intended for protection against electrical shock.
  • Do NOT use to cut steel or ACSR.