Patent Number: 6,308,417

Title: Tool for separating and removing cable jackets and insulation from cables

Abstract: A cable stripper tool enabling an operator to quickly change from making a circumferential cut of a cable to a liner cut without repositioning the cable stripper tool on the cable includes a blade positioning assembly, a blade penetration assembly and a cable guide assembly. The blade positioning assembly is adopted to efficiently move the blade linearly for penetrating the insulation at a predetermined distance set by the dial assembly while the tool is clamped to the cable to perform a circumferential cut upon relative rotation of the tool and the cable. The blade further is retracted to be turned by the blade positioning assembly at a 90.degree. angle with a rotary cam action to be further axially propelled to penetrate the cable at the same predetermined distance to perform a linear cut without dismounting the cable.

Inventors: Ducret; Lucien C. (Old Greenwich, CT)

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International Classification: H02G 1/12 (20060101); B21F 013/00 (); H02G 001/12 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018