One of professional electrical installation tasks is technological and proper insulation stripping which should be implemented quickly, easily and safely for an installer and without conductor damage.
The best tool for stripping external insulation from commercial cables is deservedly a knife with tip: crescent-shaped blade has a supporting “boot” on its end, which protects internal insulation from possible damage by the blade.
The technology of stripping external insulation with the help of a knife with tip is very simple: the supporting “boot” is put from a wire edge between external insulation and individual insulation of conductors. Further on, the insulation is cut to a necessary length by pulling or pushing the knife. The excess of cut insulation is removed.
Following industrial electrical installation, where we use big power cables with hard insulation, popularity of a knife with tip is extended on small wires with soft insulation. However, small dimension of wires and small slack between insulation layers required a considerable modernization of the knife with tip.
The result of the modernization of the SHTOK. knife with tip (item number: 14003) is the knife with tip and partially insulated blade SHTOK. (item number 14004).
First, the shape of the cutting edge of the crescent-shaped blade and the inclination angle of the tip towards the blade are changed. These changes helped to reduce effort during external insulation cutting, and, therefore, to increase the volume of installation operations.
Second, now the blade is partially insulated, this protects from accidental short-circuit of electric wiring during working under possible voltage.
There is a radical change of the tip itself: it became smaller and a bit elongated.
The way of fixing the tip to the blade is also changed.
The transparent protective cover is a convenient addition of the modification. If an electrical installer has several knives of the same handles, he can choose a necessary tool without taking the protective cover off and, thus, saving his time.
Today you can buy the standard knife with tip for working with cables of bigger cross section and hard insulation and the new knife with tip and partially insulated blade for working with cables of smaller cross section and soft insulation of the brand SHTOK. To place an order you can contact your manager by phone 8(800)505-7925 (free calls throughout Russia).
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