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Old 07-02-2020, 01:46 PM
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I am doing a rebuild project and it involves needing some 2/0 battery cables. I was going to have them made for me by Genuinedealz but they are out of 2/0 battery cable. I found Ancor 2/0 battery cable on Amazon at a good price so I bought it. I think I can borrow a large lug crimper. It just dawned on me that cutting 2/0 battery cable is not an easy thing to do without a special tool. Anybody have any Ideas?
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Hacksaw,
Hammer crimper. Best $17 i have ever spent. Redid all battery cables 6 years ago. Saved a ton doing myself.
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Harbor freight has a serviceable one for $8
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I use small bolt cutters.
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Chisel/hammer/block of wood

Last one is what i use most
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Couple hose clamps with a small gap between them and a hacksaw
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Most NAPA stores, at least those in marine-oriented areas, will cut and crimp and heat shrink them for you. Ditto battery and alternator service shops. Usually don't charge much and you get it done right.
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Hacksaw or a circular saw and a metal grit blade, or diamond blade.
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I made a 2/0 cable today. I was too lazy to get the cable cutter, like the one above. I just used regular diagonal cutters. Nipped a little at a time.
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If You cut them,wrap Electrical tape tight where You will make the cut.It will help keep the strands in shape and not unravel.
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I use a Greenlee Ratchet cable cutter.

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Originally Posted by tesilential View Post

Harbor freight has a serviceable one for $8
Also Channel lock makes a good one . Only way to go .
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I have these and they work great. Kline is amongst the best in my opinion.



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Originally Posted by prowlersfish View Post
Also Channel lock makes a good one . Only way to go .
I use the Channel lock version and the hammer crimper for my 2/0 through #4 cables.
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hacksaw can make rough cut.
Any carbide blade will cut copper and aluminium just fine.
I have 10" chop saw, who cut mild steel as well.
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If you have a west marine nearby, take it in there. They usually have the tools to do them in the electrical aisle.
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Originally Posted by tesilential View Post

Harbor freight has a serviceable one for $8
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I have these and they work great. Kline is amongst the best in my opinion.


These are the way to go, they just slice through

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