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IDEAL Improves Electrical Cable Cutting With New BigFoot™ Ratcheting Cutter

SYCAMORE, IL, July 30, 2007 – IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. today introduced its new BigFoot™ Ratcheting Cable Cutter, the industry's first to feature an over molded high-leverage boot that provides improved power and stability to electricians while they cut copper or aluminum hard-drawn cables up to 750-KCMIL.

"On the jobsite, many electricians tell us that standard cable cutters place significant stress on hands and forearms, especially with larger cables," explained West Howard, Product Manager for IDEAL. "The unique BigFoot design lets the electrician firmly plant the BigFoot on the ground along with the cable they are cutting, and push down on the other handle, reducing the stress in cutting large cables."

Heavy-duty features of the BigFoot are:
  • Hardened steel blades achieve precision cuts and long-term durability;
  • Rounded blade with five-tooth ratchet action holds cable tight and minimize distortion;
  • Compact dimensions for use in confined spaces such as utility splice boxes, manholes and trenches;
  • Quick release action simplifies blade back-out;
  • Locking mechanism keeps handles closed for safer storage;
  • SmartGrip ergonomic, slip resistant handles for sure grip, even when wet.

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.

West Howard

©2007 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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