Remove Outer Sheath – Cable Jointing Tools For Stripping LV MV HV EHV Cable Sheaths

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Cable Jointing Tools To Remove Cable Outer Sheath

Cable Jointing Tools To Remove Cable Outer Sheath

Sheath Stripping Pliers

Alroc cable tools are used by LV MV HV cable jointers to remove cable sheath and jackets to provide excellent cable preparation prior to the installation of joints, terminations or connectors using cold shrink, heat shrink or push-on type technology.

Alroc tools strip or remove outer cable sheath, semi-con screen and cable insulation from low-medium-high voltage cables: this includes stripping cable sheath jackets from armoured and unarmoured power cables.

The Alroc PG range of cable sheath and jacket strippers are compatible with: XLPE, PE, PVC, LLPE, PUR and rubber type sheathed cable jackets.

The cable stripping tools remove overall primary jackets from MV concentric neutral EPR cables (15kV/25kV) with Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) manufactured in accordance with ANSI/ICEA S-94-649 used for the transmission and distribution of MV HV electrical power – this includes 1/0 awg, 4/0 awg, 500 kcmil and 1000 kcmil.

How To Remove LV MV HV Cable Sheath

PG cable stripping pliers are a part of the Cable & Jointing Preparation Tool range manufactured by Alroc – the cable jacket or sheath stripping pliers are used by cable jointers to efficiently remove the PE, PVC, PR or rubber sheath from LV, MV and HV cables.

Cable stripping is achieved by initially making two radial cuts into the cable sheath at the extremities of where the LV HV cable is to be stripped and prepared. Four circular cutting blades with pre-determined cable cutting depths mean the jointers tool only needs to be rotated through 90° to complete a full radial cut. Secondly, a longitudinal cut is made into the cable using the roller as a guide and a single circular blade, again with set cut depth, from the one radial cut to the other. Thirdly, the cable sheath can then be peeled off using the tooth blade on the end of the cable stripping pliers pliers.

The stripping pliers are available in a range of sizes to suit the cable diameter. Various combinations of cable cutting blades are available to suit various sheath thicknesses and should be correctly selected from the drop down option boxes below before ordering – refer to the information in the tables below.

The radial cut depth should be 0.2 – 0.5mm less than the nominal jacket wall thickness.

Alroc Tool Part Number Cable Sheath Diameters Tool Weight Cable Tool Dimensions
PG1 8-22mm 430g 265 x 92 x 80mm
PG2 21-35mm 500g 265 x 92 x 80mm
PG3 26-52mm 600g 265 x 92 x 80mm
PG4 47-75mm 840g 300 x 109 x 104mm
PG5 55-95mm 2000g 360 x 140 x 160mm
PG6 80-130mm 3000g 515 x 195 x 200mm


Cable Sheath Types

Alroc cable sheath stripping pliers are suitable for removing cable jackets on most LV-HV-HV cables including:

PVC Cable LSZH Low Smoke Zero Halogen Cable LSF Low Smoke Fume Cable PTFE Cable PUR Cable Silicone Cable Rubber Cables


Remove Cable sHEATH

Cable Tools - 11kV & 33kV Jointing Tools For MV-HV Cable Preparation

Jointers Tools


  • MV Medium Voltage Cables 11kV 33kV
  • HV High Voltage Cables 66kV
  • EHV Extra High Voltage Transmission & Distribution Cables 132kV 245kV 400kV
Alroc Sheath Stripping Pliers

Alroc Sheath Stripping Pliers – 11kV medium voltage cable sheath removed for internal transformer tails within a Cast Resin Transformer

Cable Sheath Stripping Pliers

The following tables shows the cutting blades available for use with Alroc PG type sheath cutting pliers:

PG1, 1 x Longitudinal Blade, 1.8mm Depth 8YR0-BLADE18L
PG2, 4 x Circular Blades, 2.0mm Depth 8YR0-BLADE20C
PG2, 1 x Longitudinal Blade, 2.0mm Depth 8YR0-BLADE20L
PG3, 4 x Circular Blades, 2.0mm Depth 8YR0-BLADE20C
PG3, 1 x Longitudinal Blade, 2.0mm Depth 8YR0-BLADE20L
PG3, 4 x Circular Blades, 2.8mm Depth 8YR0-BLADE28C
PG3, 1 x Longitudinal Blade, 2.8mm Depth 8YR0-BLADE28L
PG4, 4 x Circular Blades, 3.0mm Depth 8YR0-BLADE30C
PG4, 1 x Longitudinal Blade, 3.3mm Depth 8YR0-BLADE33L
Claw Blades for above cable stripping pliers – Spare PG Nipper Blade (Pair) 8YR0-LGPG
PG5, 4 x Circular Blades, 3.5mm Depth 8YR0-BLADE35C
PG5, 1 x Longitudinal Blade, 3.5mm Depth 8YR0-BLADE35L
PG6, 4 x Circular Blades, 3.5mm Depth 8YR0-BLADE35C
PG6, 1 x Longitudinal Blade, 3.5mm Depth 8YR0-BLADE35L
Claw Blades for above cable stripping pliers –  PG5/PG6 (2 required) 8YR0-CLAW


➡ For further information about Alroc cable tools for removing cable sheath from MV-HV cables please see below.

Alroc PG type pliers are also suitable for removing cable sheath from twisted aerial cable, solar PV cable, rail cables and offshore specification cable.

T&D also distribute Cembre tools for cable cutting and cable crimping of copper and aluminium conductors.

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