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Interested in those self adjusting wire strippers #5082660 04/22/19 11:09 AM
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I found a thread on these wire strippers but it was last responded to in 2014 so i decided to make a new post. I am interested in the self wire strippers and how they compare to manual wire strippers. What do you use manual or automatic strippers? What style do you recommend? What brand do you use and how has it held up. Its easy enough to strip the insulation on larger wires 10 gauge or less but i am looking for something that can strip wire from say 14 gauge up to 26 gauge. basically cat5e cable will be the smallest wire i will be stripping with most of the wire gauges falling into the automotive size spectrum.


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Re: Interested in those self adjusting wire strippers [Re: joegreen] #5082664 04/22/19 11:13 AM
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Re: Interested in those self adjusting wire strippers [Re: joegreen] #5082680 04/22/19 11:36 AM
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I picked this one up for about $10 from some Chinese website. So far I've mainly used it for stripping speaker wire. Works OK.

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Re: Interested in those self adjusting wire strippers [Re: joegreen] #5082711 04/22/19 12:18 PM
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I have a pair similar to those linked. I prefer just a manual pair of Klein.

Re: Interested in those self adjusting wire strippers [Re: joegreen] #5082729 04/22/19 12:33 PM
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I won't use it often so I bought the $8 Harbor Freight one. It works surprisingly well. Just don't hesitate as you squeeze the handle when using it or else it'll just chew up the insulation instead. It made rewiring a few lights really fast & easy especially when I'm on a ladder. The grabber will leave some indentations in the wire so for more precise stripping, it's hard to beat the manual stripper but that'll also take much longer to use. I've used some cat5 wires for some basic soldering stuff and the stripper pulls but fail to completely strip the insulation maybe 1/5 times. Can be manually adjusted using the knob but I never bothered.

Re: Interested in those self adjusting wire strippers [Re: joegreen] #5082752 04/22/19 01:08 PM
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I have one from Hazet and one from Knipex, both work great.

https://www.amazon.com/Knipex-12621...;qid=1555956421&s=gateway&sr=8-1

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Re: Interested in those self adjusting wire strippers [Re: joegreen] #5082759 04/22/19 01:18 PM
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The pair I own don't work well on stranded wire in "cheaper" setups. You'll lose a few of the strands each time. On solid core it'll work great.

Re: Interested in those self adjusting wire strippers [Re: joegreen] #5082803 04/22/19 02:17 PM
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https://www.homedepot.com/p/Ideal-7...-Stripper-Wire-Stripper-45-615/300500669

I use wire strippers like this . Simple & easy . Reasonably priced


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Re: Interested in those self adjusting wire strippers [Re: joegreen] #5082974 04/22/19 05:04 PM
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I like my Kleins.

Sometimes cheesy wire with PVC insulation has the insulation stretch and bounce back. Typically Cat 5. I can cut a little extra then trim the copper if this is a real problem.

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I got a pair at home depot for around $10. The tool worked great so I was pleasantly surprised. However, after a few months, the rubber grips started coming off revealing why they were inexpensive.


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Re: Interested in those self adjusting wire strippers [Re: joegreen] #5083103 04/22/19 07:26 PM
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I highly recommend these Craftsman, but they are made by Stride-Imperial in the USA.

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Re: Interested in those self adjusting wire strippers [Re: joegreen] #5083320 04/23/19 01:49 AM
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I've had Vessel wire strippers for over 40 years, they still work perfectly.

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Re: Interested in those self adjusting wire strippers [Re: Silk] #5083328 04/23/19 02:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Silk
I've had Vessel wire strippers for over 40 years, they still work perfectly.

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This is my favorite style as well. Mine are Ideal and Greenlee, but the same thing. Of course you need a good pair of compact manual strippers for tight areas, but this is what I reach for first.

Re: Interested in those self adjusting wire strippers [Re: joegreen] #5084609 04/24/19 10:18 AM
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thanks for the input


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I love these 45 yr old self adjusting wire strippers from Speedex Manufacturing. I've been so happy with them I'd like to expect positive performance from any manufacturer of similar design.

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