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Cable Installation Tools for Efficient Overhead Cable Installation
Cable Installation Tools for Efficient Overhead Cable Installation
December 30, 2019

Overhead cable installation requires specific quality tools, otherwise there is an increased risk of injury. In today’s blog, we will go over a few popular tools and what their functions are. The following cable installation tools are needed by both telecommunications technicians and cable installers: 

  

Snatch Blocks 

These versatile rigging tools are used in hoisting and redirecting loads. Snatch blocks can help cable installers quickly and easily insert cables into sheave grooves. It is no wonder that this particular product is considered one of the more essential tools in cable installation projects.  

  

Dynamometers 

Calibration dynamometers ensure that other cable installation tools like cable pullers are perfectly calibrated. You can also acquire calibration dynamometers that are compatible with other brands of cable tools for added convenience.  

  

Cable Cutters 

While cable cutters are quite self-explanatory, there are many different types of these tools. Manual cable cutters can handle smaller cable types while heavy duty cable cutters use motors and other mechanisms to handle larger quantities of cables. Some cable cutting machines can cut one cable at a time while others can simultaneously feed and cut multiple cables. 

  

Cable Benders 

Cable benders are important tools, used to make sure the cables are bent effectively without damaging the quality and functionality of the cable. A cable bender can bend a power cable up with a maximum cable diameter of 11⁄4" (32 mm) up to 750 kcmil. 

  

AMAC Equipment offers a wide range of cable installation tools such as cable cutters, innerduct slitters, and cable slitters to make sure that every cable installation project is efficiently performed and completed in a timely manner. If you have any questions about which tools to acquire for your projects, our sales representatives will happily consult with you and help you pick the right products. Check out the rest of our website for more details about our products! 

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