These coax cable cutters are a tool used to cut coaxial cable, which is a type of cable commonly used for television, internet, and other communication applications. The cutter is designed to provide a clean and precise cut to the cable, without damaging the inner conductor or insulation.
Coaxial cable consists of a central conductor, surrounded by a layer of insulation, which is then covered by a braided shield and an outer jacket. To prepare the cable for installation or termination, the outer jacket and the braided shield must be stripped away, leaving the central conductor exposed.
A coax cable cutter typically has a sharp cutting blade that is designed to cleanly cut through the outer jacket and braided shield of the cable, without damaging the central conductor or insulation. Some cable cutters may also have a stripping function that allows for the simultaneous removal of the outer jacket and braided shield, making it easier to prepare the cable for termination.