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C.K. ArmourSlice SWA Cable Stripper

Product Code: CK 2250

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ArmourSlice SWA Cable Stripper

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Strip Away The Hassle

50% faster than conventional SWA stripping methods *
Scores armour strands to a uniform depth for a clean break off and trouble free gland connection. Automatic cable clamp applies constant pressure throughout the cut with no retightening necessary. Wide cable clamp ensures perfect blade to cable alignment for precise cuts. Rugged all-metal construction with integrated spare blade holder. Perfect results on cables from 12mm up to 36mmØ.


What is Steel Wire Armoured (SWA) Cable? 

Steel wire armoured cable, commonly abbreviated as SWA, is a hard-wearing power cable designed for the supply of mains electricity. SWA cable comes in a wide range of diameters to suit different applications, but the most commonly used sizes are between 12 and 36mm. 

The typical construction of an SWA cable can be broken down as follows: 


Conductor: consists of plain stranded copper. 

Insulation: ensures that conductors and other 

metal substances do not come into contact 

with each other. 

Bedding: PVC bedding is used to provide a 

protective boundary between inner and outer 

layers of the cable. 


Armour: Steel wire armour provides a protective shield to the internal conductors. 

Sheath: a black PVC sheath holds 

all components of the cable together and provides additional protection to the inner components. 


What is SWA cable typically used for? 


Because of the wire armour, SWA cable is very hard wearing and resistant to damage and so it’s used to supply mains power to external devices such as lights, electric gates, outdoor heaters, etc. It’s also used as an underground network cable often to run power to sheds and garages


How is SWA cable stripped to prepare it for termination? 


SWA cable cannot be stripped using stand wire stripping tools due to the ire amour strands. Traditionally SWA cable is stripped by scoring the steel wires with a hacksaw. The outer sheathing is then cut away using a knife and the scored steel wires are then bent back and forth until they snap off, exposing the inner components. The inner components