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IDEAL Appoints Sir Nickless™ as Electrical Industry's Best Solution for Cutting Armored Cable

Rotary Cutter Features Patent-Pending Curved Cutting Tray to Reduce Occurrence of Nicked Wires

SYCAMORE, IL, January 20, 2009 – Responding to an increased usage by electricians of armored cable, IDEAL today introduced its Sir Nickless™ rotary cable cutter. This exclusive, patent-pending and affordable cutting tool prevents the occurrence of nicked conductors while cutting BX, MC, AC, Greenfield and other types of aluminum or steel armored cable up to 3/8" diameter, and is especially effective with popular Southwire® MCap™ cable.

"The number one complaint electricians have with armored cable is the difficulty in safely cutting it without nicking the wires that can lead to a short circuit," explained Bruce Hartranft, Business Unit Manager for IDEAL. "Sir Nickless has a patent-pending design that lets electricians take full advantage of armored cable without the downside of nicked wires."

Cable manufacturers and NEMA (RV-3-2600) strongly recommend the use of rotary cutters like Sir Nickless for armored cable in place of wire cutters, shears or hacksaws.

Unique Curved Tray

Unlike conventional rotary cutters that have straight cutting trays, IDEAL engineered Sir Nickless™ with a unique curved tray that improves cutting performance by forcing wires to lie tight against the bottom wall of the cable and safely away from the top-positioned cutting blade. In addition, an Auto Cam Lock allows Sir Nickless to cut small diameter flex cable such as Southwire MCap without the use of awkward plastic shims.

Sir Nickless™ is the right tool for electricians who repeatedly require perfectly cut armored cable and timesaving precision to reduce wire nicking. Its rugged, all metal frame will withstand worksite conditions while its high-performance blade will stay sharper longer.

Price & Availability

IDEAL Sir Nickless™ cable cutters are immediately available through distribution and select retailers.

For more information, contact IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., Becker Place, Sycamore, Illinois 60178. Or phone 1-800-435-0705, Fax: 1-800-533-4483. On the web, www.idealindustries.com.


IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. has been serving the electrical industry since 1916. IDEAL is one of the world's leading manufacturers of professional quality tools and supplies serving installation professionals in the construction, maintenance, data communications and original equipment manufacturing industries.

Editorial Contacts:

Dan O’Connell
O’Connell Communications, Inc.

Liz Koley

©2009 IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. All rights reserved. All products and names mentioned are the property of their respective owners. While IDEAL has made every effort at the time of publication to ensure the accuracy of the information provided herein, product specifications, configurations, prices, system/component/options availability are all subject to change without notice.

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