When it comes to electrical hazards, you can never be too careful! That is why Greenlee designed their 18V Gator Guillotine Remote Cable Cutters that now allow linemen to make cuts from far away, completely avoiding contact with potential arc flashes and other electrical hazards. Available in two size options, 65mm and 105mm, these cable cutters are designed to give you all the control needed to make precise cable cuts, while still keeping yourself safe from harm.

Safety Enhancement for Risky Electrical Jobs

The new Guillotine Remote Cable Cutters were developed with utility professionals in mind to create a safer way for linemen to complete underground cable cutting jobs. Cable cutting jobs are often dangerous because it can be difficult to determine if certain underground electrical cables, such as in vaults or manholes, are energized or not. This can create a variety of unsafe situations for utility workers, putting them at risk for arc flash hazards and electrocution. The remote cable cutters can be used hands-free, allowing you to distance yourself from any hazards that may occur.


New line installation, wrecking projects, and underground electrical maintenance/repair projects can be extremely dangerous for utility professionals because of the potential for arc flash when cutting cables. When working in trenches, manholes, or vaults, arc flashes are often unpredictable, even when it seems like the electrical currents have been eliminated. Arc flashes can send metal debris flying over 700 miles per hour and generate temperatures as high as 35,000°F, so naturally, you will not want to be anywhere near the source of this when it happens. The best way to protect yourself from harm in the event of an arc flash is to equip yourself with the necessary AR PPE for the job, and to create physical distance between yourself and the hazard. The remote controlled cable cutters from Greenlee are the perfect tools to ensure that you are stationed at a safe distance from any arc flash hazards while still being able to get the job done quickly and efficiently.

“Workers can now confirm, in a safer manner, that the shielded cable they are intending to work on, is free from energization. Use of Remote Cutting Tools and the associated processes take the worker out of the Line of Fire.”

Kevin Kinnerk, Retired Standards & Methods Writer

User-Friendly Features

The Greenlee Remote Cable Cutters have cut confirmation to easily notify you of the status of the cut from start to finish. An LED light on the remote lets you know when the tool has started the cut, is in the process of cutting, and has completed the cut, so if you are standing above ground and cannot see the cable cutter, you will be able to track its progress. You can also stop and reverse the blade at any point for extra safety in emergency situations.

The tool connects to the remote through Bluetooth, so you can easily pair the two together if you decide to use the tool hands-free. A single remote can be used for both the 65mm and the 105mm models. Simply turn one tool on along with the remote and it will connect with whichever tool you want to use so you don’t have to carry around multiple remotes.

The 65mm model can cut cables up to 2.55 inches and the 105mm can cut up to 4.13 inches. Both have 360° swiveling cutting heads to make cuts at any angle with ease. Whether you need a more compact tool to fit into tight underground spaces, or a bigger tool to cut large-diameter cables, these are both great options for the job.

The 65mm and 105mm Guillotine Remote Cable Cutters from Greenlee are available now at Ohio Power Tool! If you have any questions about these or any of the other cable cutting options we have available, give us a call at 800-242-4424, email us at sales@ohiopowertool.com, or leave a comment below for assistance. We’re always happy to help! To be the first to know about new products and deals, subscribe to our e-newsletter and follow us on social media!