Wire and Cable Tools crimp, cut and strip.

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TR-680 and TR-690 aluminum ratchet crimp frame tools have ergonomic handle and quick-release jaw that allows quick change of numerous die sets. Cutters include TR-710 ratchet cable cutter, TR-720 for power cables and TR-730 for telco cables. TH-310 self-adjusting wire stripper can strip and cut round and flat wires and cables. TH-315 cable slitter allows easy removal of any jacket on coaxial, alarm, control and communications cables.



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3M Introduces New Wire and Cable Prep Tools


Tough new tools designed to reduce time and weight

AUSTIN, TEXAS - December 6, 2001 - 3M has introduced a line of rugged crimp tools, cable cutters and wire preparation tools that offer clean, consistent wire and cable preparation with easy use.

Two new ratchet crimp tools provide heavy-duty crimps but are made of an aircraft aluminum alloy that weighs less than traditional steel-frame crimp tools. The 3M brand TR-680 and TR-690 Aluminum Ratchet Crimp Frame Tools both feature an ergonomic handle and a quick-release jaw design that allows quick change of numerous die sets.

Three new ratchet cable cutters make cutting tough power and telecommunications cables easier than do many traditional cutters. The three cutters are the 3M brand TR-710 Ratchet Cable Cutter, TR-720 for power cables and TR-730 for telco cables.

Two new tools easily slit and strip wire and cable. The 3M brand TH-3 10 Multi-Purpose Self-Adjusting Wire Stripper can strip and cut round and flat wires and cables. The TH-315 Multi-Purpose Cable Slitter allows easy removal of any jacket on coaxial, alarm, control and communications cables.

For more information on 3M brand Wire and Cable Prep Tools, contact the 3M Electrical Products Division, A130-4N-40, 6801 River Place Blvd., Austin, Texas 78726-9000, USA, or call (800) 815-6492. For more information about 3M electrical products, go to www.3M.com/elpd.

The 3M Electrical Products Division, based in Austin, Texas, designs, manufactures and markets products for electrical construction, industrial maintenance, utility and industrial power businesses, and electrical/electronic devices produced by original equipment manufacturers. Division products include electrical and electronic specialty insulating tapes; power cable splices and terminations, including cold and heat shrink technologies, cable arc and fire resistant tapes; heat shrinkable tubing and molded shapes for electrical insulation; electrical wire connectors; wire terminals, tools, lugs and connectors; wire marking products; cable ties; underground/underwater electrical system products; and electrical diagnostic and detection products.

3M, a $17 billion diversified technology company with leading positions in electronics, telecommunications, industrial, consumer and office, health care, safety and other markets, will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2002. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, the company has operations in more than 60 countries and serves customers in nearly 200 countries. 3M businesses share technologies, manufacturing operations, brands, marketing channels and other important resources. 3M is one of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average and also is a component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. Additional information about the company is available on the Internet at www.3M.com.

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