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I'd been meaning to get a decent pair of wire strippers for a while, as I was getting so fed up with using cheap and nasties like Draper. These are such a pleasure to use, they do what you want them to do, first time, you don't have to do multiple attempts to strip a bit of wire, I love them.
Contrary to what another reviewer has said - these ARE made in the USA. It says so in the company picture for the item and it states clearly on the Klein tools website that they are "proudly made in the USA".
These strippers are a quality item and should last for years. I'm so happy that I finally got round to getting them
Finally....make sure you buy from Amazon direct and authorised Klein sellers, there ARE counterfeits about, unfortunately.
Bought this to help strip fragile, thin wires during electronics projects and building breadboard circuits.
Very precise bit of kit. The AWG ratings are correct -- even on the smallest wires. No wiggle or play in the hinge. Wish I'd got one sooner (all that time wasted trying to strip wire accurately with my teeth! :O )
Until now I have been buying a little set of draper wire strippers which have on average lasted me 6 months at a time before going blunt.
Whilst this costs the same as 3 years worth of those little draper wire strippers I fear that it might become something of envy to others who would rather spend their wages on breakfast rolls than decent tools.
It does everything it is designed to do and it does it very well. I have no idea why the handle is curved, I honestly haven't noticed any difference between using this type of handle and one that isn't.
It's done what I've needed it to do every single time I've used it, what more can I say. Excellent purchase.
The Klein Tools wire stripper does cost more than most tools of this type. However, it is very good value simply because it is of high quality. On first handling the tool it had a "solid" strong and well engineered feel. The action is very smooth and there is no free play. Very happy with my purchase. I'll be looking out for Klein Tools (Made in USA) in the future.
This wire stripper is a delight to use. You can find similar products in UK shops, but none I've seen come close to the Klein build quality. The blades are much thicker than I'd imagined, and razor sharp. The curved handles get great reviews from US electricians in terms of comfort for all-day use.
I don't think the AWG slot sizes are a problem for European wiring. The slots are quite finely graduated, and you just choose the one that fits best.
As a hobby electronics tinkerer I'd wondered whether to get the version aimed at smaller wire diameters. But this one is a good compromise if you need to do mains or automotive wiring as well.
I'm in two minds about the "automatic" type of wire stripper. Even the cheap ones can work well, but they are clunky and not very durable in my experience. This Klein stripper will outlive me.
Very accurately ground cutting edges for very small cross section insulated wire. I needed them for 32 gauge insulated wire and they stripped it perfectly time after time. Well made though a bit pricey, but I'm glad I bought them. I can recommend them.
I’ve tried many different tools over the years without ever being completely happy, but I think the search is over. These wire strippers are unbelievably sharp and precise, no more wrestling with parts of the isolation not properly separating. Only downside is that the scale is AWG only, it would have been nice to have the metric values on the back.