The old saying, “Always use the right tool for the job,” especially applies to those in electrical, lighting, and construction work. It’s a common sense adage that applies directly to the Portable Fuse Cutter from Griplock® Systems.
Ever since Griplock Systems opened in 1992, engineers at the company have been asked by customers for the best way to cut aircraft cable without having it fray. Now, there are several methods. A good pair of manual hand cutters designed for cutting aircraft cable – sold by Griplock Systems – will cut the cable pretty cleanly. But since the suspension systems are designed to be reused, they are often taken in and out of the cable gripper*, which inevitably will lead to fraying. So, you can put a drop of super glue – which is ok – or you can solder the end – not really practical –, or purchase a tabletop fuse cutting machine like we have in our warehouse – not very sensible for most since the machine costs nearly $10,000 and unless you have superhuman strength, you won’t be taking it out into the field.
Now, there is finally a solution for large and small companies alike – The Portable Fuse Cutter from Griplock Systems. This tool is portable, easy to use, and cuts aircraft cable in seconds. It naturally forms a solid end so that wires will not split and fray. The cable is cut and sealed all at once. The internal fan prevents overheating and allows several hundred cuts before needing to be cleaned with the provided automatic cleaner.
We showcased the Portable Fuse Cutter in our booth at LIGHTFAIR® International 2018 in Chicago, alongside the latest advances in cable suspension for lighting. Attendees were amazed at the speed, precision, portability, and low price of the unit. Had it not been for us holding a drawing to give away a free one, many were ready to make a purchase on the spot. Since, only one was given away after the show, the calls have been flooding in since with purchase orders.
Griplock Systems has been known as the leader in cable suspension for the lighting industry for decades. Our tool-free adjustable cable hanging systems have provided contractors and installers a labor and money saving solution for both architectural and industrial lighting applications. Over the past couple of years, we have really been focused on the perfect balance of quality and price, enabling those few who thought the systems were not cost effective, to be easily swayed to give up on their old, traditional ways of hanging. And with the ability to purchase not only aircraft cable ranging from 1/32” in diameter – the smallest in the industry – all the way to 5/16” with a gripper combination allowing a 1,200 pound safe working load**, but canopies, cable couplers for both flat and angled ceilings, power cord, and now tools like the Portable Fuse Cutter – all at a price anyone can afford – there really is no reason to go anywhere else.
Griplock Systems is committed to providing high-quality, high-performance, and budget-conscious products, backed by outstanding customer service and engineering expertise. Our products are the safest, strongest, simplest, and most versatile system of its kind on the market today, offering thousands of precision-made parts to fit almost every conceivable application. The easy to use, compact, failsafe design, and low profile make Griplock a favorite and reliable tool for use not only in the lighting industry, but in Trade Shows, Motion Pictures, and Theatrical Rigging.
For more information about Griplock Systems, our Portable Fuse Cutter, or one of our many cable suspension systems, browse our website or give call a call at 866-523-4490 to speak to a friendly and knowledgeable customer service representative.
*The Griplock® Cable Gripper, is a unique, self-locking, completely adjustable device, designed to securely lock onto a large range of aircraft cables. It requires no tools to adjust; up or down, down or up – as often as you like.
**Safe working loads are 20% of the minimum break strength of the gripper / cable combination.