History and Development
As mentioned in the Crimping Pliers module, since the late 1800's there has been great progress in the field of electrical engineering and electricity is essential in the modern world. It is now difficult to imagine how you could get through a day without electricity!
Wires and cables are used to transfer electrical signals between devices and there are many different types available to cover a wide range of applications.
With an increasing number of applications for electricity, a wide range of cables and wires are used, from basic copper wire to the hard-wearing steel wire armoured cables and all of these need to be cut, prepared, and installed by electricians. Over the years, a range of tools have been developed to enable electricians to carry out the preparation and installation of cables safely and efficiently.