Ratchet Style Cable Cutter cuts 636 kcmil ACSR in 8 seconds.

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Model ES25 battery-powered ratchet style cable cutter is designed for ACSR and other steel reinforced cables. Unit weighs 7.7 lb, is operable with one hand, and suits overhead crews at power utilities and utility contractors. Cutter features 14.4 V NiCd battery, and makes about 50 cuts of Grosbeak or 120 cuts of Merlin on 1 battery charge. Blades are contoured to slice aluminum strands and then snap steel strands. It comes with 2 batteries, battery charger, and molded carrying case.



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Greenlee Delivers New Lightweight ES25 Battery-Powered ACSR Cutter



Cuts up to 636 kcmil ACSR in about 8 seconds

ROCKFORD, Ill., Greenlee, a Textron Inc.(NYSE: TXT) company - Greenlee's new ES25 battery-powered ratchet style cable cutter is designed specifically for cutting ACSR and other steel reinforced cables. It cuts most cables in about eight seconds or less. The 7.7 pound cutter can be easily operated with one hand, which makes it a time-saving tool for overhead crews at power utilities and utility contractors.

"We developed the ES25 with a compact, lightweight design that allows it to be used with one hand," said Jim Eisele, product manager. "This way, the ES25 is well suited for use in aerial lifts where one hand is often needed to position the cable."

The ES25 is equipped with a heavy-duty motor that enables the cutting of ACSR up to 636 kcmil. The ES25 comes with a 14.4 V NiCd battery and is capable of making approximately 50 cuts of Grosbeak or 120 cuts of Merlin on one battery charge. The blades are specially contoured and designed to slice the aluminum strands and then snap the steel strands.

The forward/reverse lever and the trigger on the ES25 are all operated with one hand, allowing the end-user to position and steady the cable with the other hand. The rugged gear drive system assures long life and smooth operation. An integral circuit breaker protects the motor if the tool becomes overloaded.

The Greenlee ES25 comes with two batteries, a battery charger, and a molded carrying case. There is a choice of a 120-volt or a 230-volt battery charger.

For more information on the ES25 battery-powered ACSR cutter, or other products from Greenlee, a Textron company, call 1-800-435-0786 or visit www.greenlee.com.

Greenlee is known as a global leader in the professional tool category. The Rockford, Illinois-based company develops high quality innovative products distinguished by customer-driven design and differentiated by supply chain excellence. Greenlee also leverages its powerful brands such as Tempo, Fairmont, and Klauke in the electrical, construction and maintenance markets worldwide. More information is available at www.greenlee.com.

About Textron
Textron Inc. is a $10 billion multi-industry company operating in 33 countries with approximately 37,000 employees in continuing operations. The company leverages its global network of aircraft, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO and Greenlee, among others. More information is available at www.textron.com.

Greenlee Contact:
Susan Stukenberg
Marketing Communications
(815) 397-7070 x2137

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