IDEAL unveils new cable cutter

Aug. 29, 2002
August 29, 2002 - Device is designed to overcome dulling after use.

IDEAL INDUSTRIES Inc. is introducing the Model 45-344, a serrated cutter for Kevlar found in simplex and duplex fiber cable.

The cutter is designed for optical fiber cable assembly houses, fiber technicians and datacom contractors. It features a patent pending, rugged breaker notch.

The Model 45-344 is designed to address a common complaint among technicians about
conventional cutters which can dull easily when used for all three steps to cutting cable. These steps include shearing through the cable jacket, breaking the glass fiber and cutting the protective Kevlar strength member. The results are dull blades, high replacement costs and less than optimal connections.

To combat this problem, the Model 45-344 cutter has a rugged notch for cleanly shearing the jacket and breaking the glass fiber. The technician only uses the precision-ground, finely serrated blades for cutting and trimming the Kevlar strength member, greatly reducing the likelihood of dulling.

The high-leverage, non-slip shear is designed to cut with ease. The blades are machined from high-carbon stainless steel so they will outlast regular blades many times over. The blades are finely serrated and ground at an aggressive angle to slice cleanly through the Kevlar.

IDEAL INDUSTRIES is based in Sycamore, Il. For more information, visit

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