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Cut meter tails and other thick cables

Junior hacksaw

Or

Nibble with side cutters until all the way through

??
 
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Andy78

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Hacksaw for me for large cables like SWA cores if not the luxury of ratchet croppers.
I suppose a junior for smaller tails if not got any croppers to hand, but I always do so I wouldn't know really. Cheap enough to have a few pairs.
 

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When the shears or ratchet cutters were awol I have resorted to Hacksaw, angle grinder or even jigsaw in the past.

I'm one of those weird people who still uses a jigsaw for some trunking work.
 
When the shears or ratchet cutters were awol I have resorted to Hacksaw, angle grinder or even jigsaw in the past.

I'm one of those weird people who still uses a jigsaw for some trunking work.
Other than the horrendous noise, what's the problem with using a jigsaw on trunking? Tool for the job in many circumstances?
 
That's even worse!! I own a multitool, bit it's one of those bits of kit that are definitely in the 'emergency, nothing else can do it' category! Very very useful, occasionly! I hate the racket so much I try not to use it!
Been on jobs where they don't stop all day, sends me nuts!
 

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That's even worse!! I own a multitool, bit it's one of those bits of kit that are definitely in the 'emergency, nothing else can do it' category! Very very useful, occasionly! I hate the racket so much I try not to use it!
Been on jobs where they don't stop all day, sends me nuts!
Yep! Ummmmmmmmm yep! Agian? And agian untill I enter 5 words when one would’ve been sufficient to convey what I wanted to reply :oops:
 

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Almost forgot, have some Rothenburger plastic pipe cutters that i use for YT2 in the summer, in winter will shatter it rather than cut.
 

davesparks

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Am I the only one who still uses a hacksaw to cut trunking, lid, conduit, and tray ?
I use a Hacksaw occasionally, but only if it's just a few cuts and small enough trunking.
 

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