Greenlee® Expands Gator® Tool Line with New 2-Inch Inline Cable Cutter

February 08, 2018

Extended line includes two new interchangeable cutting jaws for Gator Tools

ROCKFORD, Ill. (February 8, 2018) -- Greenlee Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is adding to its line of battery-powered hydraulic Gator tools to include a 2-inch inline cable cutter and new cutting jaws for existing Gator tools. The Gator tools have hardened blades to produce clean uniform cuts and feature an ergonomic design making them lightweight to reduce potential jobsite injuries.

“The ESC50LX (2-inch inline cable cutter) helps keep up with the trend of increasing cable sizes and helps professionals cut the cable sizes that are being used frequently on jobsites,” said Ryan Berg, Director of Product Management. “The new cutter is engineered to be 30 percent lighter than other models, and its sleek design means operators won’t need to reach as far to make the cut, which will reduce fatigue.”

The inline 2-inch cable cutter has a tacky grip handle for easy, comfortable handling and control. The tool is powered by a 18V Lithium-Ion 4.0 AH Makita® battery platform for a faster charge time and more cycles per charge.

Inline 2-Inch Cable Cutter (ESC50LX)

The new inline cutter cuts up to 2-inch diameter Copper (Cu) and Aluminum (Al) standard and fine-stranded cable. A single trigger controls all tool functions. The tool’s inline design and 350-degree rotating head allows to easily and comfortably to cut at any angle. Longer tool reach affords accessibility and reduced operator fatigue. A double-click safety option prevents unintentionally engaging cutting blades and the tool automatically retracts when the cutting cycle is complete. An OLED display shows real-time communication and tool maintenance status.

“In addition to the new inline cutter, we are increasing the versatility of our EK425LX/628LX inline tools, which will allow professionals to accomplish more with one tool,” said Berg.

The cutting jaws for EK425LX and EK628LX (CJ-ACSR1 / CJ-CUAL) are interchangeable, reducing the number of tools needed for a job. In addition, the new jaws are compatible with both the “L” and “X” series Gator tools. A patented locking pin allows for easy jaw installation and removal, and a 350-degree rotating head allows the tool to be held comfortably from any angle. The CJ-ACSR1 has a capacity up to 477 kcmil Pelican ACSR, 5/16” Guy Strand (EHS), and 3/8” Guy Strand (HS). The CJCUAL has a capacity up to 600 kcmil Cu/Al.

Greenlee Gator tools are backed by a three-year warranty and a dedicated Greenlee service team, so customers can trust the experts in cable termination tools. To locate the nearest Greenlee dealer, visit For more information about the new Greenlee Gator tools,

Liz Dorland
Swanson Russell
Public Relations Associate

Greenlee Textron Inc.

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