Combo coax/UTP cable preparation tool

Ideal Industries has introduced a new coax/UTP cable preparation tool that eliminates the need to carry multiple cable strippers.

Ideal Industries has introduced a new coax/UTP cable preparation tool that eliminates the need to carry multiple cable strippers or to make frequent tool adjustments based on the type of cable being stripped.

Designed to the high standards of security and home theater professionals, the Ideal PrepPRO tool prepares virtually any coaxial cable (ranging from large RG-6 Quad to RG-59 plenum) with industry-standard 1/4" x 1/4" strips in as few as two turns of its spinner ring. In addition, by replacing the tool's primary blade cartridge with the included UTP/STP cartridge, the PrepPRO can cleanly remove the outer jacket of CAT3/5e/6 cables, doubling its value by replacing the need for a traditional UTP stripper, according to the company.

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The PrepPRO will prepare coaxial cable for all Ideal RG-6/6Q/59/6 Plenum/59 Plenum compression connectors. The tool's spring-loaded jaw design achieves the continuous balanced forces required to cut cables cleanly and fast, says the company. Blade forces will not relax over time as is typical in other types of cable prep tools, assuring contractors of years of productive use.

The tool's ergonomic lever can be actuated to set the blade by thumb or palm grip as preferred by the user. Its contoured body slips easily into pants pockets or tool pouches, or can clip onto clothing in between cable preparations.

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