Cembre HT-TC026Y Hydraulic Cable Cutting Tool

Cembre HT-TC026Y Hydraulic Cable Cutting Tool

Cembre HT-TC026Y Hydraulic Cable Cutting Tool

LV-HV Cable Cutting Tools


Cembre HT-TC026Y hydraulic cable cutting tool is a hand operated tool designed for use by LV-HV cable jointers, overhead linesmen and electrical engineers for cutting copper, aluminium, telecommunication cables and steel ropes with a maximum overall cable diameter of 1 inch (25mm).

Cembre hydraulic cutting tools feature a double speed action a fast advancing speed for rapid approach of the blades to the cable and a slower more powerful speed for cutting. The cutting tools are manufactured by Cembre from high strength steel and heat treated to ensure extended service life – the cable cutting tool head rotates through 180 degrees enabling the user to cut cables in the most comfortable position and can be opened easily to allow cutting of running cables.

The blades of HT-TC026Y are manufactured from high strength special steel, heat treated to ensure a long service life.

The Cembre HT-TC026Y cutting tool is fitted with a maximum hydraulic pressure valve.

Cembre HT-TC026Y cutting tool


  • Max cutting diameter: 5mm
  • Rated Operating Pressure: 880 bar (8,700 psi)
  • Dimensions: Length 394.5mm, Width 129mm
  • Cable Cutter Weight: 3.35kg
  • Oil: AGIP ARNICA 32 or SHELL TELLUS TX 32 / equivalent (Approved by Cembre)

Cembre cutting tools should be cleaned daily (or after use) with a clean cloth removing any residue in particular particles close to pivots and moveable parts. Every six months it is essential check the oil level in the reservoir. If necessary fill oil level to the top lip and remove any excess air from the reservoir.

For storage and protection the Cembre HT-TC026Y tool is supplied in a canvas carrying bag for storage of the cutting tool.

  • Dimensions 545×160 mm

HT-TC026Y Dimensions

Max cutting Ø mm Length Width Weight
25 394.5mm 129mm 3.25kg

Cembre HT-TC026Y

Hydraulic Cable Cutting Tool (Hand Operated)

Cembre HT-TC026YInstructions


  • Insert the cable between the blades of the Cembre HT-TC026Y at the desired cutting point
  • For a running cable, press latch and open the upper blade assembly
  • Warning: the opening of lower blade assembly must be done when the tool is in rest position, with the lower blade completely retracted
  • With the cable on the lower blade, close the upper blade assembly and secure the latch
  • Before commencing the cutting operation ensure that the latch is fully secured: partial closure may damage the tool head

Blade advancement

  • Operate moveable handle for lower blade advancement
  • This first stage rapidly closes the lower blade to the conductor
  • Make sure that blades are exactly positioned on desired cutting point, otherwise re-open blades following instructions as and re-position the cable

Cable Cutting

  • Continue operating the moveable handle, the lower blade advances gradually until the cable is fully cut


  • Opening press the pressure release lever for the rapid retraction of the ram and subsequent blade opening

Rest setting

  • After completion of the work, press the release lever to release the oil pressure of the Cembre HT-TC026Y cutter


Tool Maintenance Tips

Air in the hydraulic circuit of the cable cutting tool can affect use causing no advancement or slow advancement of the lower cutting blade or pulsating of the tool blade. To remedy this air bubbles must be purged from the hydraulic circuit exposing the rubber oil reservoir and operating the tool handle to advance the ram several times. Oil pressure can be discharged from the cutter tool circuit by pressing the pressure release lever to retract the ram.

It is recommended every six months to check the oil level in the reservoir of the Cembre HT-TC026Y – always use clean oil and not old/recycled oil or hydraulic brake fluid.

If in doubt, contact T&D to discuss the service, repair and supply of all Cembre cable cutting tools.

Cembre Tool Type HT-TC026Y Cable Cutter (Hydraulic – Hand Operated)
Type of Action  Cutting
Maximum Cable Cutting Diameter 1 in (25mm)
Length 15.53 in (394.5mm)
Width 5.08 in (129mm)
Weight 7.37 lbs (3.35kg)
Cembre HT-TC026Y

Cembre HT-TC026Y Cable Cutters

HT-TC026Y – Blade Replacement

After extended use, the blades may loose their cutting edge.

Replace the blades as follows:

Lower blade: (Ref. to Fig. 4)

  • Release latch (25), and open the tool head completely.
  • Operate the tool to advance the lower blade (24).
  • Eject two split pins (26-67) from the ram (28) to release the blade (24).
  • Remove the broken blade from the ram, insert the new blade and fit with two split pins.

Warning: before closing the tool head release the oil pressure and retract the lower blade, otherwise the head may hit and damage, the lower blade.

Upper blade: (Ref. to Fig. 5)

  • Release latch (25) and open the tool head.
  • Remove the circlip (59) and partially extract the head pin (15), enough to release the tool head assembly.
  • Remove circlip (29) and pin (23), to release the latch (25). Remove latch spring (22) from the spacer (19).
  • Using a 10 mm spanner, remove 8 nuts (16), 8 washers (18) and 4 studs (17), releasing the blade (21).
  • Position the new blade in the head assembly, insert 4 studs (17), fit 8 washers (18) and 8 nuts (16). Insert the latch spring (22) into the spacer. Fit the latch using the pin (23) and circlip (29) and tighten the 8 nuts.
  • Fit the head assembly to the head support using the pin (15) and circlip (59).
Fig 4 & 5 Lower & Upper Blade Replacement

Fig 4 & 5 Lower & Upper Blade Replacement

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Underground Cables & Overhead Lines

  • Power Cables: LV-MV-HV Armoured & Unarmoured Cables (6.6kV 11kV 33kV 66kV 132kV). EHV, Subsea Cables & Umbilicals
  • Utility Cables: LV-HV Power BS6622 BS7870 (XLPE & EPR – Triplex) including Lead Covered & LV Waveform Cables
  • Offshore & Marine Cables: (IEC 60092, BS6883, NEK606, IEC 60331)
  • Telecoms Cables: Copper Cables (Aerial, Duct/Underground Buried & Wire)
  • Low Voltage Aerial Bundled Cables (ABC Mains & Service Cable)
  • High Voltage Overhead Conductors: Copper & Aluminium

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