How to cut shielded cable

Armored cables, or cables that are covered with steel armor, protect your cables while offering flexibility. 

However, the armor makes cutting the sea a challenge. Follow the steps below to cut your shielded cables properly with a hacksaw.

Step 1 – Preparing your tools

If you have a shielded cable cutter, you can use it for the job. 

However, if you don’t have one of these specialty tools, you don’t need to go out and buy one. Instead, use a hacksaw and the following steps.

Step 2 – Holding the cord and saw

First, grip the cord with one hand while holding the hacksaw in the other. Hold the saw and cord so that the blade is at a 90-degree angle to the cord.

Step 3: cut the wire

Warnings: Use all proper safety precautions when working with a hacksaw and wear protective eyewear.

Then start a sawing. Cut at an angle through the spiral, not straight down.

 If you are cutting the cable to use it for a connection, cut approximately 8 inches from the end of the cable to allow spaces for the cables to run.

 Keep cutting until you have almost cut through the armor and stop.

Step 4 – bend the cable

Remove the saw and then bend the cable until the armor breaks. 

To remove the shielded cable from the cable underneath, slowly rim the end until the cables are completely hard. 

If you want to replace the shielded cable, the shielded cable installation is simple.

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