ACSR Cable Cutter opens automatically when cut is complete.

Press Release Summary:

Designed for those who regularly cut aluminum, cable steel reinforced (ACSR) cable, model 776 incorporates 2-speed mechanism that closes blades until they contact cable. From there, it automatically shifts to power speed to reduce effort in making cut. Blades are ground and hardened specifically to cut ACSR with max core sizes from 5/16 to 636 kcmil. Unit measures 20 in. long, weighs 6.2 lb, and has fiberglass handles.

Original Press Release:

Greenlee's New 776 High Performance ACSR Cable Cutter

Only ACSR cable cutter that opens automatically when the cut is complete

ROCKFORD, Ill. -Greenlee's new 776 high performance ACSR cable cutter has a patent pending two-speed mechanism and automatic retraction. It cuts aluminum, cable steel reinforced (ACSR) cable with a maximum core size of 5/16 up to 636 kcmil. The 776 was designed for power utility line crews, utility contractors, and anyone who regularly must cut ACSR.

"We developed the 776 high performance ACSR cable cutter as a tool that is simpler to use, requires less handle effort and is faster than competitive tools on the market," said Jim Eisele, product manager.

The cutter is designed with a patent pending two speed mechanism that closes the blades rapidly until they contact the cable, and then it automatically shifts to a power speed so that handle effort remains low while making the cut. And when the cut is complete, the 776 is the only ACSR cable cutter that opens automatically to get ready for the next cut. The blades are ground and hardened specifically to cut ACSR.

The 776 ACSR cable cutter is only 20 inches long making it easy to fit into truck bins. Its fiberglass handles also make it lightweight (6.2 pounds) and durable.

For more information on the 776 high performance ACSR cable cutter, or other cutting tools from Greenlee, a Textron company, contact Greenlee, 4455 Boeing Drive, Rockford, Illinois 61109-2988. Phone (815) 397-7070. Fax (815) 397-1865 or visit the website at

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