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Old 04-27-2011, 03:18 PM
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Cutting 1/0 wire

I searched a while back on line for methods to cut 1/0 wire. I saw a number of ways from expensive cutters to a good old wood axe. Yesterday was finally time to make my battery cables and I was going to try the hacksaw method or the axe method when.......I came across my pvc pipe cutter. It is a basic home depot model. To my pleasant surprise it actually made a pretty clean cut without mangling (read smashing) the wires . By the third cut, it was noticeably harder to cut through though. Just thought I'd share an inexpensive alternative method using a tool many already have .....
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Thank's for that bit of info there never thought about using that before. i usually use the hacksaw method .thumbup:


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Good idea, very resourceful...


Here is my typical weapon for situations like that; The Channellock #911 Cable cutter. In addition to cutting battery cables, I also use it for 'de-wiring' old cars. It'll cut through a bundle of wires an inch round with very little effort. Costs about $16.
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Good idea, very resourceful...


Here is my typical weapon for situations like that; The Channellock #911 Cable cutter. In addition to cutting battery cables, I also use it for 'de-wiring' old cars. It'll cut through a bundle of wires an inch round with very little effort. Costs about $16.

I have one of those also, great tool

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I use bolt cutters when I go to the junkyard.. When I pulled the 460/C6 out of the Lincoln, everything from the A/C lines to any wiring was cut with the bolt cutters... as for pulling rear ends, they cut brake hose and brake cables like butter..
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JOEG & 302, thanks for posting the pic....think I'll pick one of those up for general wire cutting; cause I may have shortened the life of my pvc blade being "resourceful" lol....
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JOEG & 302, thanks for posting the pic....think I'll pick one of those up for general wire cutting; cause I may have shortened the life of my pvc blade being "resourceful" lol....
Not really the optimal tool for the job, but no big deal.

Replacement blades can be ordered ... OR you can just sharpen them with a fine file or honing stone.

Ask your local Snap-On dealer about a Lansky sharpener.

My wife swears at me when I sharpen her pairing knives to a razor sharpness.
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I love the info gleaned from this site! Thanks to all!
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Here is my typical weapon for situations like that; The Channellock #911 Cable cutter. In addition to cutting battery cables, I also use it for 'de-wiring' old cars. It'll cut through a bundle of wires an inch round with very little effort. Costs about $16.
i have the klein version of this cutter

very good for big SO cord too (extension cord)
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