How do you cut Armoured cable?
First bend the cable until the armor begins to pop open. Next take the saw blade and cutting at a 45° angle, cut through the remaining armor avoiding coming into contact with the conductors. Once the armor is cut through, remove the armor sheath to expose the conductors.
What is the best tool to cut thick wire?
The Best Wire Cutter
- Our pick. Channellock E337CB Diagonal Cutting Plier. Strong cuts, comfy grips.
- Budget pick. Irwin Vise-Grip 2078307 7-Inch Diagonal Cutting Pliers. Quality at a bargain.
- Also great. Bahco 2101G-160 Ergo Cutting Pliers. Great features, not as strong.
- Also great. Klein 11054 Wire Stripper-Cutter.
What is a BX cutter used for?
The Klein Tools BX and Armored Cable Cutter is simple to use. It easily cuts armored cable up to 3/8-Inch (9.5 mm) diameter: BX, AC, MC, MCAP and Greenfield, with a couple of turns of the handle. Swift cutting blade eliminates burrs and won’t nick cable. Comes with one blade stored in handle for convenience.
How do you cut armoured cable UK?
The best means for cutting it is to use cable cutters, which are designed specifically to cut through armored cable without damaging wires. If you are only making a few cuts, you can use side cutters to cut through the armor instead. Using a saw blade is okay if you don’t have any other tools.
How deep should an armoured cable be buried?
A minimum installation depth of 450mm underground is typically recommended for best practice. This increases to 600mm in locations where there is a higher possibility for potential disturbance.
Can armoured cable be buried?
Armoured cables and cables having an earthed metal sheath suitable for use as a protective conductor may be buried directly in the ground without further protection, except against corrosion, which may be negated by the provision of a plastic covering. Surface ﬁxed cables may be ﬁxed to permanent structures.