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These are good quality 6" wire strippers with 6 gauge settings. We really wanted to stock these because they strip 30AWG wire wrap wire nicely as well as the standard 22AWG hook up wire.
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Skill Level: Noob - Basic assembly is required. You may need to provide your own basic tools like a screwdriver, hammer or scissors. Power tools or custom parts are not required. Instructions will be included and easy to follow. Sewing may be required, but only with included patterns.
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Based on 2 ratings:
I bought these specifically to work with 30 gauge teflon coated wire. The tool has no problems stripping the insulation, but when I try to cut the wire, the wire just bends.
I’ve used one of these since 2012, and it has worked well. The only wear is a bit of corrosion on the blade and some scraped paint. The handle is comfortable, the lock is convenient. Rivets have held up well…there’s still no gap in the blades. It came oiled, so rust isn’t a big problem. Some wire strippers don’t work well with 30 gauge wire, but these seem fine. I haven’t used the wire-chopping hole (near the words “copper only”), so can’t comment on that.
Also, I have smallish hands (for a man, at least), and appreciate the size of this tool.