95 16 165 Cable Shears
- For cutting copper and aluminium single conductors as well as multiple stranded cables
- Clean and smooth cut without crushing and deformation
- Not suitable for steel wire and hard drawn copper conductors
- Precision-ground, hardened blades
- Easy cutting with one-hand operation
- With guard
- Adjustable bolted joint, self-retaining screw
- High-grade special tool steel, forged, oil-hardened
Professional cable shears: VDE tested and ideal for electricians
Why cable should only be cut using cable shears
Diagonal cutters are not ideal for cable cutting, because their blades meet at an obtuse angle. By contrast, the cable shears from Knipex cut using a scissors action. They are therefore excellent for shortening cables in house wiring work.
They professionally cut, for example, NYM-J 3x1.5 mm or NYM-J 5x2.5 mm and all other stranded and finely stranded Cu and Al cable up to 50 mm². Due to the nature of their cutting edges, the cable shears must not be used to cut hard wire, however.
Knipex 95 16 165: cable cutting with little physical effort
Compared to conventional diagonal cutters, thanks to the very sharp cutting edges, only around one third of the physical effort is needed when using the Knipex 95 16 165 cable shears. This reduced effort substantially reduces strain for the fitter, particularly when using the cable shears for prolonged periods, e.g. for house wiring work. Due to a scissors action and precision ground cutting edges, the user gets a clean, technically perfect result after cutting cable, which is the ideal condition for work steps following the shortening of cables.
Screwed joint and insulated multi-component grips
The bolted joint permits very easy operation. The self-locking joint bolt can be adjusted if necessary. These cable shears are particularly appreciated because they can be used to cut larger cable cross-sections. The insulating multi-component grips additionally protect the user from an electric shock during work on live parts.
Cable shears for cutting solid, multicore and finely stranded Cu and Al cable up to 50 mm²
Due to their design, unsuitable for steel wire or hard drawn copper conductors
Cut smoothly, cleanly and without crushing thanks to very sharp, accurate cutting edges
Easy cutting with one-handed operation; pinch protection prevents injuries to hands
Adjustable, self-locking bolted joint
Forged from high-grade special tool steel, oil-hardened
Handles with insulating multi-component grips
Pliers are chrome-plated
165 mm long
Weight 262 g
Knipex quality – cable shears
The VDE tested cable shears from Knipex are a quality, indispensable tool for house wiring work. Those who use tools every day expect a quality that permits simple and safe work.
The tool must also last for many years of hard use. We manufacture our tools from quality materials, machine them with high precision on modern machinery and harden them with careful multiple stage heat treatment.
Every pair of Knipex pliers represents more than 130 years of specialist know-how.