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Recommendation needed for wire stripper/cutter
« on: June 17, 2018, 06:34:41 PM »
I tried practicing some cable soldering today and realized that the wire stripper I have doesn't seem ideal for the task.  What can you guys recommend as a replacement?  (The one I have is just some POS I got who-knows-where years ago.)
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Re: Recommendation needed for wire stripper/cutter
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2018, 09:36:05 PM »
My Klein has been solid for many years.

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Re: Recommendation needed for wire stripper/cutter
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2018, 11:51:44 PM »
My Klein has been solid for many years.

When in doubt buy Klein for most hand tools.  They are expensive but you wont ever regret it.
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Re: Recommendation needed for wire stripper/cutter
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2018, 05:24:31 PM »
My Klein has been solid for many years.

When in doubt buy Klein for most hand tools.  They are expensive but you wont ever regret it.

Another Klein lover here.  And they won't seem expensive at all if you compare them to Wera!
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Re: Recommendation needed for wire stripper/cutter
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2018, 09:26:52 AM »
Xcelite has always been an excellent choice for this line of work.

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Re: Recommendation needed for wire stripper/cutter
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2018, 12:30:40 PM »
Two options,

One, get a pair similar to this.
https://www.all-spec.com/Catalog/Hand-Power-Tools/Stripping-Tools/Wire-Strippers/103SNV-12200?gclid=CjwKCAjw9qfZBRA5EiwAiq0AbYGgz4KCC_HgaiLGSv9-lbxbMsbG8Hd_opqtXKqYonSMWgWhiaaLPRoCpb4QAvD_BwE

I often will knock out the pin for the adjustment cam and go by feel. I do not like the "sized strippers" with different sections for each wire gauge.

Two if you want precision, and don't have the project size to build skills, this greenlee, or similar tool.
https://www.zoro.com/greenlee-wire-stripper-9-in-l-1935/i/G5305176/

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Re: Recommendation needed for wire stripper/cutter
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2019, 10:06:01 PM »


General # 68

I've used this for so many years and made so many cables with it. I never got the hang of the fancier strippers.
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Re: Recommendation needed for wire stripper/cutter
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2019, 10:16:32 AM »
This is the unit I use, don't know the name anymore, have  had it since the mid 80's. Works great, esp. on delicate wires. Anything big I just use standard strippers. Bob

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Re: Recommendation needed for wire stripper/cutter
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2019, 02:39:47 AM »
It depends on the wire size and insulation thickness.  I have a few different ones to cover 10 AWG down to really small stuff.  Bob is right about the pistol grip working well with thin wires.  I use the Minim 2.5 on the right for the thin wires in Mogami W2697 and it works great. 
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Re: Recommendation needed for wire stripper/cutter
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2019, 05:50:07 PM »
i have several klein including one that goes down to 26ga which i find useful for many audio cables
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