New Southwire Hand Tools – Made In the USA

Proudly made in the USA! That’s the theme of Southwire’s recently launched electrician hand tools. Many electricians proudly invest in American made products, so what does Southwire do? They blast the market with American made steel and “MADE IN USA” stamped on every hand tool. Not to mention that the new USA line-up incorporates red, white and blue on every tool!  The company plans to grow their American made hand tools, so stay tuned!

The new line up consists of six new Southwire electrician’s hand tool available in-store and online very soon! Check out their Facebook Live Event Today (11/28) at 7:00 pm to launch these new tools!

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  • 9” cutting pliers (SCP9TPCD-US, $32.95)
    • Made from American forged steel for durability
    • Hot riveted pivot joint for smooth, sturdy action
    • Features a crimper, fish tape puller, and reaming head for added versatility
  • 8” cutting pliers (DCPA8D-US, $28.78)
    • Made from American forged steel for durability
    • Effectively cuts most hardened wire, ACSR, bolts, screws and nails
    • High-leverage design provides maximum cutting power
  • 9” crimper/cutter (TCC9D-US, $26.95)
    • Made from American forged steel for durability
    • Crimps insulated and non-insulated terminals and connectors
    • Specially hardened wire cutter in nose
  • 9” cable cutters (CCP9D-US, $33.28)
    • Made from American forged steel for durability
    • Cuts up to 4/0 AWG aluminum, 2/0 AWG copper, and 100-pair 24 AWG communications cable
    • Dipped handles for comfort
  • 10-20 AWG SOL & 12-22 AWG STR wire strippers (S1020SOL-US, $10.98)
    • Made from durable heat-treated steel for longer life
    • Strips and cuts up to 10-20 AWG solid and 12-22 AWG solid wire
    • Serrated nose holds cable for easy twisting and pulling
  • 10-18 AWG SOL & 12-20 AWG STR wire strippers (S1018SOL-US, $17.69)
    • Made from durable heat-treated steel for longer life
    • Strips and cuts up to 10-18 AWG solid and 12-20 AWG solid wire
    • Shears 8-32 and 6-32 screws

Southwire’s new line of hand tools feature hot rivet technology, which is the process of joining pliers using induction heating as opposed to a traditional cold rivet. Hot riveting allows for better, flush joining of the two pliers pieces and the rivet. Hot riveting allows for a longer, smooth action in opening and closing plier handles. All of the USA made pliers are hand filed and tested. After forging and processing, each plier is filed down to a precise angle. Southwire’s pliers are thoroughly inspected and tested for heavy duty cutting capabilities.

Southwire also incorporates a process called drop forging, which is the process of forming metal from red hot steel using a manual or hydraulic press. Drop forging is superior to other methods of plier manufacturing due to the pressing process, eliminating in flaws such as fissures and air bubbles. In the end, this process makes a higher quality tool!

Another benefit to these tools, is the induction hardened blades. In order to achieve the optimal level of hardness and durability, their cutting surfaces are heat treated and quenched. This ensures a heavy duty, ling lasting cutting surface.

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  1. Wow..! Amazing line of hand tools with great features.

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