Re: Cutting armoured cable?



Cut halfway through the strands with hacksaw and then bend the strands back and forth until they crack with low cycle fatigue.
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StealthUK wrote:

peel back insulation and cut each strand with serious wire cutters.
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Cutting carefully with a Junior hacksaw works for me.
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Slip the pre-cut shroud and gland nut over the cable, then as if you were cutting right through, but turning the cable until you have cut only half way through just the armour wires all the way around. Make sure you don't cut where you actually want the gland to be, but make it about 30 to 40 mm short of the actual gland position. Bend the armour wires back and forth until the break off. Cut the outer casing back from the ends of the armour wires about 30 mm and remove to expose the ends of armour, then take the inner insulated cables and rotate them around until you spread the armour wires out to fit the gland body. Slide the gland body over the inner insulated cables, making sure you have caught every strand of armour, and tighten the nut right up until everything is secure. Trim away the inner insulation at a convenient point for the length of the cable you need exposed inside the enclosure. Position the gland in to the hole of the enclosure and slip the locking nut and anti-tear ferrule over the gland and tighten
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What: has nobody suggested using an angle grinder yet?
Wimps ;-)
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On Sat, 20 Sep 2003 21:18:25 GMT, BigWallop wrote:

Nah, use a pair of core-cutters. Not very common, but a useful addition to the tool box!
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Once saw someone trying to cut a 10mm 3 core SWA with a pair of pliers and a Stanley knife. Come to think of it, that was about three years ago and I think he's still there trying. :-))
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In uk.d-i-y, John Stumbles wrote:

bits of Verboard and switches from the 5lb John Bull pack of electronic randomness, they'll do for any size of SWA too ;-)
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You're all Wimps. Try using your finger nails like everyone else. :-))
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On Sun, 21 Sep 2003 23:11:02 GMT, BigWallop wrote:

Reminds me of an incident *many* years ago, when, as an apprentice I had to spend some time at a cable jointing school. In those days all cables were lead sheathed, and part of the jointing required a lead shell over the joint. Plumbing the shell onto the sheath required some skill. It started with gently pouring molten plumbing metal over the join between the sheath and the lead shell, onto a moleskin catch-cloth held in the other hand, until the area was warmed and there was enough metal on the catch-cloth to start wiping up the plumb. Except one lad there didn't think you needed a catch-cloth[1].......
[1] and no, it wasn't me!
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OooooWwwwwww !!!!!
Or the time in Henry Robbs Shipyard in sunny Leith, the hot rivets were coming along the line at a nice steady pace when, all of a sudden, the little catch pan fell out the lads hand. In a panic, he caught the next glowing rivet perfectly between the index and middle fingers of his right hand, but when he tried to throw it quickly on, it didn't move. Very luck not to have lost the use of the hand and he kept his job as a rivetor / welder. But from that day on his nickname was "V sign".
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