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We ordered this to strip wires for my machine rebuild. We are using small gauge 24V control wires for sensors and controls. After weeks of manually stripping wires by hand we purchased this hand held wire stripper. Once we got it the excitement went from 100% to 0% as we could not even strip wires the first time right out of the box. No manual adjustment for the spring pressure. Not worth it.
Purchased as a trial item. Front-stripping action is good, made in Germany stamp, a day-to-day wandering price point. Maybe a trifle too delicate for rough and ready field work. Better suited for tight spot indoors or at the bench applications. A holster-lanyard is considered to be desirable when on the go; dropping it on its 'nose' doesn't seem like a good idea. There are several decent on-line videos that show this tool in action.
Works very well and quick too, even works on 2mm of insulation. Update: After several years the blades of my stripper have become dull, But you can pull the blades out with a pair of pliers and you can then hand lap them to get the edge back. I still use this tool daily and i am incredibly happy that it is soo easy to take apart and clean(the blades can just be pulled out without a tear down).
Not as robust as one would expect from a premium brand like Knipex. I expected these would live up to the quality that my other pliers, diagonal cutters and wrenches are that we made by Knipex. These feel cheap and don't work as well as my old side cutter style of strippers. Way overpriced.