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Legrand releases second-generation Cablocut battery powered cable tray cutter

Tool from Cablofil line enables electrical contractors to be more productive on the jobsite.

MASCOUTAH, Ill. — August 18th, 2017 —  Legrand is pleased to introduce the second-generation Cablocut battery powered cable tray cutter. The Cablocut tool can easily slice steel and stainless-steel cable management trays up to 6 mm in diameter. Using it instead of a manual cutting tool allows electrical contractors to trim overhead cable management systems to specification faster, which reduces installation time and overall project costs.

The updated Cablocut tool resembles its predecessor but offers a variety of new features to help electrical contractors increase their jobsite productivity.  

Standardized battery platform

The tray cutter tool runs on a standardized Makita® lithium-ion battery system. It is powered by a 1.5-amp hour, 18-volt battery pack that is interchangeable with other batteries in the Makita cordless tool line.  
“Designing the Cablocut tool to run on a standardized platform gives contractors the flexibility to select the battery size, weight and runtime to support their project needs,” said Bob Crain, director of marketing and product development for the Cablofil product line at Legrand. “It also enables contractors to walk into any home improvement store nationwide and purchase extra batteries and a backup charger to prevent downtime on the jobsite.”

Easy maintenance

To further enhance contractor productivity, the new Cablocut shearing blades are manufactured to last twice as long as the previous blades. The tool has also been redesigned to make it easier for users to change the blades in minutes.

Additional modifications have been made to enhance the durability of the tool. The hydraulically driven tool has a dampening system that oils the unit to protect the seals and extend the life of the product. As an added benefit, the hydraulic dampening system significantly reduces the tool’s maintenance needs. 


The Cablocut tool is ergonomically designed for operator comfort. With the push of a button, contractors can control all of the tool’s functions, making it easy to operate it one-handed. While manual wire cutters create a pinching action to cut cable trays, this tool uses a shearing action to produce a clean, smooth edge, which prevents burring and eliminates follow-up work. It also has an open rotating cutter head, which enables contractors to trim cable trays in tight, hard-to-reach spaces.

To learn more about the second-generation Cablocut battery powered cable tray cutter, visit Legrand.us/cablofil.


About Legrand and Legrand, North & Central America

Legrand is a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth, including, in particular, connected devices stemming from Legrand’s global Eliot (Electricity and IoT) program. Legrand reported sales of $5.6 billion in 2016. Legrand has a strong presence in North and Central America, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include C2G, Cablofil, Electrorack, Luxul, Middle Atlantic, Nuvo, OCL, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Pinnacle, QMotion, Quiktron, Raritan, Solarfective, Vantage, Wattstopper, and Wiremold. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI, Corporate Oekom Rating and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819) www.legrand.us. 

Media Contact:

Keely Coppess, Public Relations Manager
Two Rivers Marketing
(515) 557-2025, KeelyC@2rm.com