C.K tools has introduced a new range of VDE Wire Cutters to the UK market.
For electricians, wire cutters are as much a toolbox essential as a screwdriver – cutting through wires is the bread and butter of electrical work; yet,there is a distinct lack of choice for wire cutters that are specifically designed for cutting the wires electricians encounter, such as aluminium and copper. Historically wire cutters were manufactured with a one size fits all approach, manufactured with an obtuse cutting angle to provide the strength needed for cutting through high tensile steel wire used in the construction industry.
For electricians, however, selecting the right cutter for the task at hand is essential for the quick and efficient completion of a job. Working closely with a dedicated group of professional tradesmen to understand better how they work and what they need from a tool, C.K tools identified a need for a range of cutters designed specifically with electrical work in mind.
Durability and geometry
As one of the leading brands in electrical hand tools, C.K tools enlisted an independent metalologist to not only find the most durable metal to cut copper and aluminium but also to establish the optimum geometry to provide enhanced cutting of wires regularly encountered by electricians.
Striking the ideal balance, the C.K tools wire cutters are German engineered with a special blend of high performance C60 steel, featuring the optimal cutting angle for the smooth and efficient cutting of electrical cables. The cutting edges are electromagnetic induction hardened to provide both effectiveness of cutting and longevity of the jaws.
Independent, controlled testing has proven that a more acute cutting edge improves the ease of cut. Thanks to the optimum geometry of the cutting edge of the C.K tools Wire Cutters, they require up to 14% less force than other leading brands.
“Striking the ideal balance, the C.K tools wire cutters are German engineered with a special blend of high performance C60 steel, featuring the optimal cutting angle for the smooth and efficient cutting of electrical cables.”
The new features of C.K tools’ Wire Cutters enable electricians to finish a job in good time and to high, professional standards. Ensuring maximum comfort in use, their ergonomic design prevents health issues that can come with using lower quality tools, such as trigger finger and repetitive strain injuries.
With safety at the fore, C.K tools Redline VDE Side Cutters benefit from VDE certification, individually tested to 10,000V, providing professional electricians with total peace of mind and safety when dealing with electricity.
Charles Whitfield, New Product Development Manager for C.K tools, commented: “With increasing demand on electricians, the need for tool innovation cannot be underestimated, and the standard of equipment used plays a vital role in the quick and efficient completion of a project. Substandard tools impact negatively upon productivity.
“At C.K tools we are always looking to improve the performance of our products to bring speed and efficiency to our tradesmen. In addressing this, our range of RedLine VDE side cutters have been developed to improve the sharpness and precision of the cutting jaw, significantly reducing the amount of force required by the user. This will revolutionise the way electricians work as they can cut through wire with greater speed, efficiency and less force.”
The contents of electricians’ tool kits is of fundamental importance for their craftsmanship and ensuring these tools are designed well, that they are fit for purpose and that they are being used correctly must not be overlooked. Using good quality tools, which have been designed with the needs of the tradesmen in mind, guarantee to deliver professional and quality results.