With steel ropes DS 00000, a clean cut is necessary to put the end sleeves on. For this, wire rope shears/cutters can be used; We (FassadenGrün) offer three in our product line. They differ in terms of design and force required for cutting, as well as in the quality of steel and service life of the blades and in price. Please note the differences before you buy a wire rope cutter!
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Cable cutters consist of two arms connected by a joint. Each of the arms has a clutch/handle lever at the back. The front steel is ground to a sharp cutting edge. The quality of the cut can be improved by using high-quality, more expensive steel (in the handles and the head). The cutting head and handle lever are then separated for saving costs: the handle lever consists only of inexpensive sheet steel. Both parts are then riveted together before the complete cable cutter is formed from the two scissor arms (handles).
Which is the appropriate cable cutter? FassadenGrün offers three wire-rope cutters: the original Felco shears SC 34000 (Profi-Plus) as well as a high-quality Felco imitation SC 34999 as a professional shear; both come with an expensive, riveted cutting head. The simple hobby-quality wire cutter SC 33777 requires more cutting force.
Alternatively, you can cut your ropes with a heavy side cutter. If 'flexed' with a vice, the separation point must first be bound with tape so that the wire ropes do not unravel everywhere. The cable is too dense to cut with normal pliers, scissors or bolt cutters.