Cembre HT-TC0851 Hydraulic Cable Cutting Tool

Cembre HT-TC0851 Hydraulic Cable Cutting Tool

Cembre HT-TC0851 Hydraulic Cable Cutting Tool

LV-HV Cable Cutting Tools


Cembre HT-TC0851 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 and telecommunication cables with a maximum overall cable diameter of 85mm.

Cembre hydraulic cutting tools are robust, self contained and sturdy featuring 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 the HT-TC0851 are manufactured from high strength special steel, heat treated to ensure a long service life.

The Cembre HT-TC0851 cutting tool is fitted with a maximum hydraulic pressure valve.

Cembre HT-TC0851 cutting tool


  • Rated Operating Pressure: 700 bar (10,000 psi)
  • Dimensions: Length 652.5mm, Width 175mm
  • Cable Cutter Weight: 6.6kg
  • 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-TC0851 tool is supplied in a VAL P7 blue plastic case for storage of the cutting tool.

  • Dimensions 545×160 mm

HT-TC0851 Dimensions

Max cutting Ø mm Length Width Weight
85 652.5mm 175mm 6.6kg

Cembre HT-TC0851

Hydraulic Cable Cutting Tool (Hand Operated)

Cembre HT-TC0851



  • With the tool is in rest position operate as follows:
  • Insert the conductor between the blades at the desired cutting point
  • For a running conductor, press latch and open the upper blade assembly
  • With the conductor on the lower blade close the upper blade assembly and secure the latch

Blade advancement

  • Rotate clockwise main handle, to release position thus releasing the moveable handle – Hold tool by both handles during the cutting operation.
  • Rotate main handle to operating position
  • 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 and position the conductor again


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

Blade retraction

  • Rotate main handle clockwise to release positionCembre HT-TC0851 Hydraulic Cable Cutting Tool
  • Completely close handles and the lower blade will retract

Rest setting

  • Completely retract the ram
  • Close handles and rotate main handle to rest position; the moveable handle will be locked
  • Store the tool in the plastic case

Blade replacement – See Figure 2 Below

  • After extended use, the blades may loose their cutting edge
  • Replace the blades as follows:

Lower blade:

  • Press latch (33) and open upper blade assembly (27).
  • Pump the moveable handle (59) to make the lower blade (25) advance until fixing pin (08) is visible on ram.
  • Remove fixing pin (87) and remove the lower blade (25).
  • Insert new blade and secure with fixing pin (87).

Warning: before closing the upperblade assembly, release the oil pressure and retract the lower blade, otherwise the blade may hit the lower blade edge and damage it.

3.6.2) Upper blade:

  • Press latch (33) and open upper blade assembly (27).
  • Remove circlip (93) and pivot (92).
  • By an hexagonal 13 mm, undo M8 nuts (94) and remove two studs (97), blade guide (95) blade spacer (96) and upper blade (27), noting the order of assembly.
  • Fitting the new blade is a reversal of the above.
Fig 2 Blade Replacement

Fig 2 Blade Replacement


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-TC0851 – 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-TC0851 Cable Cutter (Hydraulic – Hand Operated)
Type of Action  Cutting
Maximum Cable Cutting Diameter 85mm
Length 625.5
Width 175mm
Weight 6.6kg
Cembre HT-TC0851

Cembre HT-TC0851 Cable Cutters

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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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