Boddingtons Electrical Insulated EL Type Cable Cutters

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Insulated Tools are manufactured according to the International IEC60900 standards for working with live systems up to 1000 V AC & 1500 V DC


  • Manufactured from Forged Carbon Steel 
  • For soft cables only, not to be used on cable with a hardcore/outer such as SWA or Aluminum Conductor Steel Reinforced 
  • Orange insulation throughout using a dipped insulation process
  • Every tool is tested to 10.000V for 10 seconds at the end of the manufacturing cycle
  • Permanent laser marking to stop fading throughout the lifetime of the product via wear and tear.
  • Each product has a batch number for traceability

Insulated tools are specially designed hand tools that have insulated handles to protect users from electric shock or electrical currents. These tools are commonly used by electricians and other professionals who work with or around live electrical components. The insulation on the handles provides a barrier that helps prevent electricity from flowing through the tool and into the hands of the person using it.

Here are some key features and considerations regarding insulated tools:

  1. Insulating Material: The handles of insulated tools are typically made from materials that have high resistance to electrical conductivity, such as rubber or other non-conductive plastics. These materials serve as a protective barrier between the user and any live electrical components.

  2. Safety Standards: Insulated tools must comply with safety standards established by organizations such as the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) . These standards define the specifications and testing procedures for insulated tools to ensure their effectiveness in preventing electrical accidents.

  3. Double Insulation: Some tools have a double-insulation design, where not only are the handles insulated, but there is an additional layer of insulation around the tool itself. This provides an extra layer of protection in case the outer insulation is damaged. (See Maintenance)

  4. Testing and Certification: Insulated tools are often subjected to rigorous testing, in accordance with the IEC to ensure their effectiveness in preventing electrical conductivity. Our tools are labeled as meeting specific industry standards and have been tested and certified for electrical safety.

  5. Colour Coding: To make it easy to identify insulated tools, they often have distinctive colors for their handles. At Boddingtons Electrical we use orange, which can help users quickly recognize that a tool is insulated.

  6. Maintenance: Regular inspection of insulated tools is important to ensure that the insulation remains intact and effective. Any signs of wear or damage to the insulation should be addressed promptly, and damaged tools should be replaced.

Using insulated tools is essential when working on or near live electrical circuits to minimize the risk of electrical shock or injury. Always follow safety guidelines and use the appropriate tools for the task at hand.


Insulated tools are used in a variety of industries where workers may be exposed to live electrical components or electrical systems. The primary purpose of insulated tools is to provide an additional layer of protection against electrical shock. Here are some industries where insulated tools are commonly employed:

  1. Electrical and Power Distribution:

    • Electricians and workers involved in the installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical systems, wiring, and power distribution equipment use insulated tools. This includes tasks in residential, commercial, and industrial settings.

  2. Telecommunications:

    • Telecommunications technicians often work with live electrical equipment, such as wiring, connectors, and network components. Insulated tools help protect them from potential electrical hazards during installation and maintenance activities.

  3. Utilities and Energy:

    • Workers in utility companies and the energy sector, including those involved in power generation, transmission, and distribution, use insulated tools to ensure their safety when working with electrical equipment.

  4. Manufacturing and Industrial Facilities:

    • Various manufacturing processes involve electrical components and machinery. Insulated tools are used by maintenance personnel and workers in industrial settings to prevent electrical accidents during equipment repairs and troubleshooting.

  5. Construction:

    • Construction workers, including electricians and general construction personnel, use insulated tools when working on electrical installations in buildings, infrastructure projects, and other construction sites.

  6. Automotive Repair:

    • Mechanics and technicians in the automotive industry may use insulated tools when working on electrical systems in vehicles to prevent electrical shock.

  7. Aerospace and Aviation:

    • Technicians working on aircraft and aerospace equipment may use insulated tools for tasks involving electrical systems to ensure safety and prevent damage to sensitive components.

  8. Railroad and Transportation:

    • Workers in the railroad and transportation industry, including those involved in maintaining and repairing trains and electrical signaling systems, may use insulated tools for their electrical work.

  9. Data Centers and IT:

    • IT professionals working in data centers and server rooms may use insulated tools when handling electrical components and cabling to prevent electrical accidents.

  10. Renewable Energy:

    • Workers involved in the installation and maintenance of renewable energy systems, such as solar and wind power systems, may use insulated tools when working with electrical components.

It's important to note that the use of insulated tools is not limited to these industries, and they can be beneficial in any work environment where there is a risk of exposure to live electrical currents. Insulated tools are an essential component of electrical safety programs and help protect workers from the potential hazards associated with electricity.

    • Weight
      750 g
    • SKU
    • HS Commodity Codes
  • Manufacturer
    Boddingtons Electrical Ltd is a subsidiary of the SICAME Group
  • Country of Origin
    United Kingdom
  • Length (mm)
    240, Not Applicable
  • Material Cross Section (mm2)
    75, Not Applicable
  • Type
    EL Type, Not Applicable
  • Pack Size
    Each, Not Applicable