One of our original styles of coaxial cable strippers for RG-58/59/6/6 Quad coax. What makes these products unique is that each blade is individually adjustable so if you are working with a non-standard type of coaxial cable (thicker jacket or thinner dielectric – 50Ω cables, for example) the blades can be positioned according to the cable dimensions for a precise cut. If the traditional industry standard ¼” x ¼” prep tools just won’t work for your application, these are the products to try.
A 3 position top side slide bar adjusts the cable V-notch size for fast adjustments of different diameter cables.
Each tool includes a hex wrench stored in the handle. It is used to adjust the hex set screws to change the depth of each blade. The 45-520 is a 3 blade model that is designed to offer a ¼” shield exposure, ¼” dielectric exposure, and ¼” conductor exposure. Conductor exposure is variable, up to ½”. This is primarily used in legacy RF crimp connectors. It is not used with modern day compression connectors. The third blade can be recessed to a no-cut position to allow the 45-520 to operate as a standard 2-step stripper.
If your applications require a standard ¼” x ¼” cable prep, we highly recommend the 45-605 PrepPRO™ for those applications. If you need the 3 step, or variable blade adjustment for unique cables or applications, then the 45-520 3-step adjustable blade stripper is for you.