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What Are Good Wire Strippers?
« on: March 13, 2016, 12:52:07 PM »
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I'd like to get a good pair of wire strippers. I'm looking at this pair:

http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000302WS?redirect=true&ref_=pe_1843280_186487710_em_1p_0_ti

Any opinions?


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Re: What Are Good Wire Strippers?
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2016, 02:25:27 PM »
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I've got those and they do just fine. You do have to be careful to get the right wire gauge in the right spot or it may nick your wire..
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Re: What Are Good Wire Strippers?
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2016, 03:02:54 PM »
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Mine are similar, also Kleins (model #11055- blue handle slightly curved to fit the hand).  Second pair.  Wore my first pair out, but it took 30 years, and lots of wire (mostly #12- did not wear them out on modeling projects), to do that.  Best I've ever used.
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Re: What Are Good Wire Strippers?
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2016, 03:10:39 PM »
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I have a pair of stripmaster pliers that I love. I just looked them up and they cost a bit more though.

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Re: What Are Good Wire Strippers?
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2016, 03:20:58 PM »
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Thanks for the comments. I'm ordering the Klein cutters I provided a link to.


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Re: What Are Good Wire Strippers?
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2016, 10:26:54 AM »
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So, another question. I really like the automatic type, like these:
http://www.harborfreight.com/6-1-2-half-inch-wire-strippers-with-pressure-adjustment-66690.html

But, since I've already broken a pair of them, it's time to step up.

Got any recommendations on a better version?

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Re: What Are Good Wire Strippers?
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2016, 10:45:31 AM »
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I've got something along the lines of this:



But, often, I just use my rail nippers, which usually seem to be more readily accessible.   :facepalm:

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Re: What Are Good Wire Strippers?
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2016, 02:24:55 PM »
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Lol. Yeah, that's how I did my wiring after I killed my strippers, but I do miss them...

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Re: What Are Good Wire Strippers?
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2016, 10:41:09 AM »
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We use these at work Ed. They work pretty darn good so I got myself a pair for home. I got mine at Lowes.
http://www.amazon.com/Irwin-Industrial-Tools-2078300-Self-Adjusting/dp/B000OQ21CA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1459607989&sr=8-1&keywords=irwin+wire+stripper


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Re: What Are Good Wire Strippers?
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2016, 01:34:35 PM »
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I use these, but note the limitation of how they will not work with the thinner wires often used with LEDs and DCC decoder installs, etc.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000IYTCG6?psc=1

good for bus wire, drop feeders, and several other sizes
gauge 10-26

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Re: What Are Good Wire Strippers?
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2016, 12:31:56 PM »
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We use these at work Ed. They work pretty darn good so I got myself a pair for home. I got mine at Lowes.
http://www.amazon.com/Irwin-Industrial-Tools-2078300-Self-Adjusting/dp/B000OQ21CA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1459607989&sr=8-1&keywords=irwin+wire+stripper



Sweet. Added to the shopping list.

Thanks!