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Anyone have suggestions on cutting Canare V3-5CFB cable? I'm using a knife right now, but it's pretty tough. Is there a cable cutter big enough to slice through this thing?


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You could probably use a bolt cutter (available at any Home Depot or Lowes). Just be sure that you cut back the jacket some more and use a better cutter to cut each interior cable individually.


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I cut the outer jacket with a box cutter, and then each cable with an electrician's wire cutter. You can cut two circumferential cuts about an inch or two apart. Then make one perpendicular cut to connect the two cuts. You can then remove the sleeve and have better access to the individual wires..
 

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This will definitely be a rough cut -- I will make a clean cut afterwards with more precise tools.


A bult cutter may be a bit unwieldy -- I'll have to stop by home depot today and see what they've got.


Will also check out some wire cutters too -- right now I have a coax cutter that I really can't make any cuts into the cable with right now (i.e. only really good for cutting coax).


Thanks for the suggestions guys,

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Another cutter to try is a hand pvc pipe cutter. You can get one from Home Depot (or almost any other hardware store) for ~$10. The generally have a ratchet action, and a fairly long blade. Usually they're designed to cut pvc piping up to 1" in diameter (at least mine is). I had no trouble cutting the V3-5CFB with it. It leaves a very clean cut.
 
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