Section 3500: Stripping / Cable Preparation

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RIPLEY TOOL COMPANY

End Strippers

Double-Ended / Secondary

2 x 2 PlusŪ
 
  • Two Cutting heads for 600 volt cable #6 AWG to 500 MCM (concentric, compressed or compacted)
  • Interchangeable bushings strip different cable sizes
  • Strips quickly, even in cold climates
  • Guarded cutting blades ensure safety
  • Extension available
  • U.S. Design Patent No. 297,910
  • Length with bushings: 5.75 in reference
  • Weight with bushings: 8 oz reference

 

Catalog#
36101H

RIPLEY TOOL COMPANY

Cable End Strippers

Secondary

4 x 4 PlusŪ
 
  • For 600 volt secondary cable
  • Cutting heads for #6 AWG to 500 MCM conductors (concentric, compressed or compacted)
  • Strips 45 MIL to 110 MIL XLPE, polyethylene and EPR insulation
  • Choice of square cut or chamfer cut blades
  • Strips quickly, even in cold climates
  • Precision stripping with no conductor damage
  • Guarded cutting blades ensure safety
  • Bushings change easily and rapidly in the field or in your shop
  • Extension available (Part #36106) which permits stripping an additional 1-1/2" of insulation from the conductor
  • U.S. Design Patent No. 297,910
  • Length with bushings: 4.5 x 5 in reference
  • Weight with bushings: 14 oz reference

 

Catalog#
36001H
Replacement Blade
CB6667

Bushings for 2x2 and 4x4 cutters: Ripley Tool Company

RIPLEY TOOL COMPANY

End Strippers

WS 5A Adjustable

 
  • Upgraded model of the WS 5
  • Same basic function as the WS 5 Model plus: New adjustable strip stop with rotary mechanism - eliminates the need for hex wrench and new adjustment window allows easy setting of stop for precise strip lengths
  • Strip lengths from 0.625 in. up to 2.5 in. maximum
  • For 600 volts to 35 kV cables
  • 0.260 to 1.265 in. Cable O.D.
  • Strips XLPE, polyethylene, and EPR* insulation up to 400 mils thick
  • Precision stripping of insulation only or with semicon over insulation
  • Ideal for primary URD cable
  • Guarded cutting blade prevents injury
  • Accepts SW 2 ratchet wrench for leverage
  • Length: 8 in.
  • Replacement Blade: CB 7-2

 

Catalog#

Cable O.D. to be Stripped (in.)

Cable O.D. to be Stripped (mm)

Bushings for WS5A
WS 5-.300

.260 - .285

6.60 - 7.24

WS 5-.325

.286 - .310

7.26 - 7.87

WS 5-.350

.311 - .335

7.90 - 8.51

WS 5-.375

.336 - .360

8.53 - 9.14

WS 5-.400

.361 - .385

9.17 - 9.78

WS 5-.425

.386 - .410

9.80 - 10.41

WS 5-.450

.411 - .435

10.44 - 11.05

WS 5-.475

.436 - .460

11.07 - 11.68

WS 5-.500

.461 - .485

11.71 - 12.32

WS 5-.525

.486 - .510

12.34 - 12.95

WS 5-.550

.511 - .535

12.98 - 13.59

WS 5-.575

.536 - .560

13.61 - 14.22

WS 5-.600

.561 - .585

14.25 - 14.86

WS 5-.625

.586 - .610

14.88 - 15.49

WS 5-.650

.611 - .635

15.52 - 16.13

WS 5-.675

.636 - .660

16.15 - 16.76

WS 5-.700

.661 - .685

16.79 - 17.40

WS 5-.725

.686 - .710

17.42 - 18.03

WS 5-.750

.711 - .735

18.06 - 18.67

WS 5-.775

.736 - .760

18.69 - 19.30

WS 5-.800

.761 - .785

19.33 - 19.94

WS 5-.825

.786 - .810

19.96 - 20.57

WS 5-.850

.811 - .835

20.60 - 21.21

WS 5-.875

.836 - .860

21.23 - 21.84

WS 5-.900

.861 - .885

21.87 - 22.48

WS 5-.925

.886 - .910

22.50 - 23.11

WS 5-.950

.911 - .935

23.14 - 23.75

WS 5-.975

.936 - .960

23.77 - 24.38

WS 5-1.000

.961 - .985

24.41 - 25.02

WS 5-1.025

.986 - 1.010

25.04 - 25.65

WS 5-1.050

1.011 - 1.035

25.67 - 26.29

WS 5-1.075

1.036 - 1.060

26.31 - 26.92

WS 5-1.100

1.061 - 1.085

26.95 - 27.56

WS 5-1.125

1.086 - 1.110

27.58 - 28.19

WS 5-1.150

1.111 - 1.135

28.22 - 28.83

WS 5-1.175

1.136 - 1.160

28.85 - 29.46

WS 5-1.200

1.161 - 1.185

29.49 - 30.10

WS 5-1.225

1.186 - 1.210

30.12 - 30.73

WS 5-1.250

1.211 - 1.235

30.76 - 31.37

WS 5-1.275

1.236 - 1.260

31.39 - 32.00

WS 5-1.300

1.261 - 1.285

32.03 - 32.64

SPEED SYSTEMS

Insulation Strippers

Primary Cable

 

Large diameter cables and thicker insulation (i.e. higher voltage cable) aspecially XLP, will cause increasing difficulty in the use of the 1542 series tool. Therefore, it is recommended that the tool be used on the following cables: kV Class Conductor Size

5 kV - 1000 MCM and smaller

15 kV - 750 MCM and smaller

25 kV - 350 MCM and smaller

35 kV - 3/0 and smaller

  • Strips cable insulation
  • Precise blade depth adjustment
  • Cable range 1/2" to 1-3/4"
  • Maximizes reliability of installation
  • Provides greater speed and increased safety
  • No bushings required

 

Catalog#

Description

1542-2CL

Tool with One Wedge Blade Installed, Spare Straight Blade

1542-2CL-1

Tool with One Wedge Blade Installed, Spare Wedge Blade

1542-2CL-2

Tool with One Straight Blade Installed, Spare Straight Blade

1562

Wedge Blade (XLP)

1581

Straight Blade (EPR)

1650X

Tool Stop (Not Shown)

RIPLEY TOOL COMPANY

Adjustable Blade Strippers

BP A, BP 1A, BP 2A

Banana PeelerŪ
 
  • Adjustable blade semi-con scoring tool
  • Scoring depth from 1 to 90 mils
  • For "strippable" semi-con URD cable shield
  • One hand scoring of circumference and length
  • Spring-loaded blade scoring precisely
  • Teflon coated cable guide
  • Unique cartridge adapts to out-of-round cables
  • Semi-con removes cleanly with no damage to underlying insulation
  • U.S. Patent No. 4,955,137
  • Replacement blade: 34230
  • Length: 9.4 in.

 

Catalog#

Cable O.D. Range (in.)

BP A

.375 - .750

BP 1A

.750 - 1.250

BP 2A

1.250 - 2.000

SPEED SYSTEMS

Semi-Con Scorers

Model 1700

 
  • Adjustable blade depth
  • Square and spiral cut
  • Cable O.D. range 1/2" to 2"
  • Scores (scribes) semi-con without damage to insulation
  • Leaf springs maintain constant pressure during operation

 

Catalog#

Description

1700

Adjustable Blade Scorer with Square Cut/Spiral Cut

1700-SS

Adjustable Blade Scorer with Square Cut/Spiral Cut & Dial Locking Set Screw

1700-LC

Adjustable Blade Scorer with Square Cut/Spiral Cut - Saddle Relief for Close-In Cut

1700-SS-LC

Adjustable Blade Scorer with Square Cut/Spiral Cut & Dial Locking Set Screw - Saddle Relief for Close-In Cut

SPEED SYSTEMS

Semi-Con Scorers

Model 1800, 1801 Series

 
  • Adjustable blade depth - 1800
  • Fixed blade depth - 1801 Series
  • Square and spiral cut
  • Cable O.D. range 1-3/4" to 3"
  • Scores (scribes) semi-con without damage to insulation
  • Coil springs maintain constant pressure during operation
  • Scores outer jacket for removal

 

Catalog#

Description

1800

Adjustable Blade Scorer with Square Cut/Spiral Cut

1800SS

Adjustable Blade Scorer with Square Cut/Spiral Cut-Dial Locking Set Screw

1800LC

Adjustable Blade Scorer with Square Cut/Spiral Cut - Saddle Relief for Close-In Cut

1801

Fixed Blade Scorer .037" Depth with Square Cut/Spiral Cut

1801-1

Fixed Blade Scorer .046" Depth with Square Cut/Spiral Cut

1801-2

Fixed Blade Scorer .055" Depth with Square Cut/Spiral Cut

1801-3

Fixed Blade Scorer .064" Depth with Square Cut/Spiral Cut

1678

Replacement Blade (All Tools)

Mayburn

Semi-Con Skinners / Catfish Skinners

MAY2

 

MAY2 is made of hardened steel with a nickled finish and has a heavy duty stainless steel spring and heavy rubber ribbed handle grips. These commercial grade skinners work well in removing the semi-con jacket.

 

Catalog#
MAY2

SPEED SYSTEMS

Semi-Con Roller Grips

SC-13

 
  • Broad nose for rolling semi-con
  • Serrated jaws for maximum grip
  • Rugged plastic covered handles

 

Catalog#
SC-13

PHOENIX CHAMFER TOOLS

Cable Chamfering Tools / Fixed
 

This new IRBY Cable Chamfering Tool has been designed to precisely fit #4 through 1000 mcm 15 kV, 25 kV and 35 kV high voltage cable. Whether you are using XLP or EPR cable, the tool has been designed to be used for both types of insulation.

The IRBY Cable Chamfering Tool cutter blade has been engineered to leave a smooth clean chamfer in preparation of installing a pre-molded splice or load brake elbow.

The cutter blade that removes the insulation is located inside the tool. There are no exposed blade edges, thus eliminating the risk of Line Crew Personnel using an open knife & avoiding the possibility of accidental hand cuts.

To use the IRBY Cable Chamfering Tool simply slide the tool over the cable conductor and rotate the chamfer tool in a clockwise direction, the insulation is quickly and safely removed to the desired exposure.

The IRBY Cable Chamfering Tool is a cost effective way to eliminating Costly Workers - Comp claims and employee lost time.

For additional information on the IRBY Cable Chamfering Tool please call 1-800-844-1811 or your local IRBY Distributor.

 

RIPLEY TOOL COMPANY

Chamfer Tools / Adjustable

IC 1, IC 2 URD Insulation

 
  • For .650 to 1.875 in. cable O.D.
  • Chamfers 15 to 35 kV cable
  • Creates a 45° bevel, approximately .125 in. long
  • For XLPE insulations
  • Perfect for premolded splices and terminations
  • Complete operation takes 10 seconds or less
  • Adjusts easily to fit different cable insulations
  • Blades are recessed to prevent injury and blade damage
  • Replacement blade: CB 163

 

Catalog#

Cable O.D. Range (in.)

Tool Diameter (in.)

IC 1

.650 - 1.260

3-1/2

IC 2

1.250 - 1.875

4-3/16

RIPLEY TOOL COMPANY

Load Break Probe Insertion Tool

PIT 1T with 125 in-lb Torque Delivery System

 
  • For 15 to 35 kV cables
  • For quick and easy insertion of the probe inside the elbow
  • Prevents load bread probe contamination
  • Prevents load break probe breakage
  • Reduces cross threading
  • Provides the proper tightening forces as recommended by the elbow manufacturers
  • Multiple torque delivery system:

Delivers 125 inch-pound torque

Adjustable and removable "T" handle

Full "T" Handle

Moment arm for tight locations

7/8" steel drive and wrench or Channel Locks

3/8" square drive socket

  • Loadbreak Probe quickly removed by simply reversing the tightening action
  • Available for all load break elbows
  • U.S. Patent No. 5,605,082
  • Length: 9.375 in.
  • Weight: 1.4 lbs.

 

Catalog#
PIT 1T

RIPLEY TOOL COMPANY

Load Break Bushing Insertion Tool

LBIT-1T

 
  • For 200 amp Bushing Inserts with internal hexagon socket driver
  • Preset torque setting of 180 in-lb (125 in-lb optional, LBIT-1T-125)
  • Secures Bushing Insert for positive installation and removal
  • Available with hotstick eye (LBIT-1TR)
  • Mutiple Drive Systems:

Adjustable "T" Handle

1" (25.4 mm) square socket drive

7/8" (22.2 mm) hexagon for wrench

 

Catalog#

Length

Weight (lbs.)

LBIT-1T

14.12"

1.3

SPEED SYSTEMS

Box Wrenches

Ratcheting (with Penta)

 
  • Rated 1000V
  • Hex shaft for use on secondary set screw bar connectors
  • Thick-walled fiberglass handle
  • For 1" long shaft, add suffix A (RBW-1P and RBW-2P and RBW-38HP only)
  • For 1-3/4" long shaft, add suffix B (RBW-1P and RBW-2P and RBW-38HP only)
  • For 2" long shaft add suffix C (RBW-1P and RBW-2P and RBW-38HP only)

 

Catalog#

Description

RBW-1P

Ratcheting Box Wrench (with Penta) has 5/16 " hex shaft extended 1-1/2 " on one side - Penta on handle (left).

RBW-2P

Ratcheting Box Wrench (with Penta) has 5/16 " hex shaft extended 1-1/2 " on each side - Penta on handle (center).

RBW-3P

Ratcheting Box Wrench (wih Penta) has 5/16 " hex shaft on one side, 3/8 " hex shaft on the other side, both 1-1/2 " long - Penta on handle (right).

RBW-38HP

Ratcheting Box Wrench (with Penta) has 3/8 " hex shaft extended 1-1/2 " one side, Penta on handle (not shown).

RIPLEY TOOL COMPANY

WS-MSES Mid-Span Tools

for Primary Tap Wire

 
  • Mid-span and end stripping tool for fast and efficient removal of polyethylene covering on primary voltage tap or riser wires
  • Designed to easily remove a section of cable jacket at mid span for the purpose of clamping to lighting arrestors
  • Tools are cable size specific and designed to strip cable with no conductor damage
  • Unique spring loaded locking bolt opens the tool body halves for quick and easy positioning onto the cable
  • Convenient pull ring at the end of the locking bolt also serves as a means of attachment to tool belt/pouch
  • Replacement Blade: CB 223
  • Common Wire Sizes: #2, #4 and #6 AWG with 110 mil coverings; other covering thicknesses available; contact Ripley Customer Service for other sizes
  • Length: 4.25 in.
  • Weight: 15 oz.

 

Catalog#
WS-MSES-6
WS-MSES-4
WS-MSES-2

ESTEX

Cable Splicers Knive
 

 

Catalog#
5401-1
Sheath for 5401-1
1258

SPEED SYSTEMS

Semi-Con Edge Wedges

Model SC-11 w/ Finger Grip

 
  • Ergonomic safety grip
  • Stainless steel blade
  • Comes with a molded plastic sheath

 

Catalog#
SC-11

KLEIN TOOLS

Skinning Knive

Linemans Plastic-Handle

 

Built extra strong for line work. Tough tempered-steel blade with the blade back ground flat for scraping copper wire. Big, rugged, molded-on plastic handle provides a firm, comfortable grip. Large finger guard helps keep fingers away from blade. With or without handle ring.

Fits lineman's knife holder No. 5163.

Specifications for 5163:

  • Belt Width: up to 2"
  • Overall Size: 3-1/2" x 9-3/8"
  • Weight: .21 lbs.

 

Catalog#

Length Less Ring

Blade Length

Weight (lbs.)

1570-3

8"

3"

.30

1570-3LR

8"

3"

.29

Linemans Knife Holder
5163

-

-

-

BUCKINGHAM MFG

Cable Stripper

Model 7095

The Buckskinner
 

A single long steady pulling stroke of the Buckskinner easily removes insulation and semi-con from all types of cable. Just peel the rest off! It's patent contoured blade and unique stripping edge safely "shaves" insulation or semi-con from a wide range of cable sizes without damaging the conductor.

Benefits:

  • Saves time
  • Reduces elbow injuries
  • Safer than skinning knives
  • Works on all types of cable
  • Strips a wide range of sizes
  • Field sharpen with a file or stone
  • Unlimited stripping edge
  • Long lasting stripping edge
  • Ergonomic contoured handle

 

Catalog#
7095

BUCKINGHAM MFG

Buckskinner Guard

Model 70951

 

Buckskinner Guard protects the blade from being nicked and the user from being cut. Easy slip on design.

 

Catalog#
70951

BUCKINGHAM MFG

Buckskinner Holster

Model 4051

 

Buckskinner Holster offered with a single punched hole to hang on Linemans belt or with 2" slots to slide onto a leather belt.

 

Catalog#
4051

RIDGID

Cable Trimmers

#87 ACSR

 

For fast, accurate cable splicing!

Tests prove that the ACSR Cable Trimmer reduces cable preparation time up to 70 percent. Operating this tool is fast and easy, similar to a conventional tubing cutter. Rugged aluminum alloy construction assures light weight and a long service life.

Bushing holder, cutter and carrying case are sold as one unit. Case contains storage for 11 bushings, number 12 is stored in holder. Bushings sold and priced separately.

Trims over 100 sizes of ACSR cable from 8 AWG to 1,780,000 circular mills. Bushings available in 24 popular sizes.

* Requires 87S Bushing Holder & Cutter

 

Catalog#

Code Word

CIR MILS or A.W.G.

No. of Strands

Bushing Holder, Cutter & Carrying Case
#87

-

-

-

Popular Bushings
TE-5746

Waxwing

266800

18/1

TE-5766

Partridge

266800

26/7

TE-5770

Oriole

336400

30/7

TE-5774

Lark

397500

30/7

TE-5777

Hawk

477000

26/7

TE-5779

Osprey

556500

18/1

TE-5781

Dove

556500

26/7

TE-5842

Peacock

605000

24/7

TE-5789

Grosbeak

636000

26/7

TE-5786

Swift

636000

36/1

TE-5792

Flamingo

666600

24/7

TE-5794

Starling

715500

26/7

TE-5800

Drake

795000

26/7

TE-5799

Condor

795000

54/7

TE-5803

Canary

900000

54/7

TE-5805

Rail

954000

54/7

TE-5806

Cardinal

954000

54/7

TE-5809

Curlew

1033500

54/7

TE-5810

Bluejay

1113000

45/7

TE-5811

Finch

1113000

54/19

TE-5812

Bunting

1192500

45/7

TE-5814

Bittern

1272000

45/7

TE-5816

Dipper

1351500

45/7

TE-5818

Bobolink

1431000

45/7

TE-5819

Plover

1431000

54/19

TE-5822

Lapwing

1590000

45/7

TE-5860

Falcon

1590000

54/19

TE-5824

Chukar

1780000

84/19

TD-1610*

Mocking Bird

2034500

72/7

TD-1605*

Bluebird

2156000

84/19

TD-1609*

Kiwi

2167000

72/7

TD-1615*

Thrasher

2312000

76/19

RAINBOW

CP Wipe Kit
 

A kit with everything needed for cleaning and preparation of electrical cables, termination accessories, and equipment. Kit includes: 3 CP Wipes individually wrapped, 1 pair of poly powder-free gloves, and 3 feet of 120J emory cloth. All conveniently packaged in a resealable bag.

  • Ordering Unit of Measure: Case
  • Container Size: Kit
  • Units/Case: 12

 

Catalog#
42151

RAINBOW

HD Cleaners

Electrical Grade

 

A non-conductive, non-corrosive solvent based cleaner. It has no fire or flash point, and evaporates quickly with no residue. It is excellent for removing grease, moisture, carbon, and loose contamination from non-energized electric motors, contacts, power cables, and equipment. This stable, fast-acting solvent was made specifically for really tough cleaning and degreasing on various machinery and electrical equipment. Dielectric strength - 38,000 Volts.

  • Ordering Unit of Measure: Case
  • Container Size: 20 oz Aerosol
  • Units/Case: 12

 

Catalog#
87000