Crimping/Cutting Tools have rotating heads.

Press Release Summary:

Battery-powered Battpac?/Battpac LT? Color-Keyed? ergonomic tools are rated 14.4 V and have forged steel insulated rotating heads. Dieless, 12-ton TBM8-750BSCR offers positive verification and range taking smart crimping, while 14-ton BPLT14BSCR has 8 AWG?900 kcmil copper and 750 kcmil aluminum connector capacities. With 180? rotating head, BPLT40BSCT 6-ton tool has 0.75 in. max dia cut, while BPLT58BSCT 8-ton tool has 2 forward speeds, 90? rotating head, and 1.5 in. max dia cut.

Original Press Release:

Four New Battpac? and Battpac LT? Crimping and Cutting Tools Added to Color-Keyed? Tool Line

MEMPHIS, Tennessee, April 28, 2003 ? Electrical contractors and MRO professionals will appreciate the unique advantages of the four new lightweight crimping and cutting tools Thomas & Betts has added to its Battpac?/Battpac LT? Color-Keyed? tool line. These efficient and ergonomic tools are 14.4-volt battery operated with a short charging time, feature a forged steel insulated head, include a carrying case with strap and two batteries, and are backed by an extended warranty. The TBM8-750BSCR crimper is a dieless 12-ton tool with positive verification, range taking ?smart? crimping and 8 AWG-750 kcmil copper and 750 kcmil aluminum connector capacities. The BPLT14BSCR is a 14-ton tool that uses dies which are interchangeable with the TBM14M mechanical hydraulic tool and has 8 AWG ?900 kcmil copper and 750 kcmil aluminum connector capacities. Both crimpers feature 10,000 psi operating pressure and 180? rotating heads

The two cutting tools are equipped with forged steel blades and can handle copper aluminum, steel, rebar, ACRS and wire rope. The BPLT40BSCT is a 6-ton tool with a 180? rotating head and a maximum diameter cut of 0.75?; the BPLT58BSCT is an 8-ton tool with two forward speeds, 90? rotating head and a maximum diameter cut of 1.5?.

For more information on Battpac?/Battpac LT? crimping and cutting tools, call Thomas & Betts Customer Service at 800-816-7809 or send requests by email with name, mailing address and telephone number to

Thomas & Betts Corporation (NYSE: TNB) is a leading designer and manufacturer of connectors and components for worldwide electrical, communications, and utility markets. The company also manufactures industrial heating units and steel structures used in a variety of applications. Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, the company has manufacturing, distribution and office facilities worldwide. Visit Thomas & Betts at

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