Greenlee’s Gator ESR1000LX ratcheting cable cutter is designed for one-handed operation and can cut up to a 1,000 kcmil in copper and 1,250 kcmil in aluminum. It has a forward-reverse button with safety lock. The handle is designed to reduce hand strain and has an overmolded grip. It is lightweight with a well-balanced center of gravity to optimize hand positioning.
Ridgid’s RC-40 manual cable cutter has curved, surface-grinded blades made of high-coated steel, and it uses a ratchet mechanism to make cuts. It has impact-resistant handles, a locking mechanism and an enclosed spring. A pawl release allows blades to be released any point during cutting.