Cut Close

Designed to cut large diameter cable, the 600 MCM cutter eliminates two of the most difficult aspects of installations: fitting the cutting tool in panels and generating force to get the job done. It measures 10½ inches long, weighs only 7 pounds, generates over 5,000 pounds of force, and uses a lithium-ion battery. Cost: $329 to $359. Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. 800-729-3878.