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Old 10-01-2009, 03:06 PM   #1
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Best one's I have EVER seen... One of my favorite item's in my bag
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Old 10-01-2009, 06:58 PM   #2
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Best one's I have EVER seen... One of my favorite item's in my bag

I used mine today, that is if you're speaking of the ones for coax. I love it. Twice as fast as any other method I've tried. I made 20 terminations of RG6 today in no time.
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i found a pair of these in my garage cleaning one weekend and i dont know how i lived without them. these are with me on every job site i go on
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I have few pairs of these type of strippers and always considered them more of a 'special occasion tool'

When we where doing ballast changes everyday for weeks on end they saved me some blisters but for everyday work I think they are a more of a pain then a help.
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I agree on the ballast replacement post by Bob. Some insulation gets cooked on the ballast wires from overheating sometimes and is a bear to strip off.
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I've never seen anybody use those, I have 9 pairs of strippers (maybe more, not sure). If somebody gave me a pair I might try them, but otherwise guess I'll never really know.
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A journeyman who I worked with for a couple of months this summer, and is just about to retire, recommended that I get a 'stripmaster' for myself. He also has a standard Klein stripper (probably to lend to apprentices, haha).

He told me to get the stripmaster, especially for when making up many j-boxes. Save your fingers, wrists, etc.

I got the Knipex version, the 12 12 06, basically the same size range as Ideal's Stripmaster for AWG wire. (Got my Knipex from AK Tools)

I love them. There is a adjustable strip length stop, so if making up panels or anything where you want exact strip length, they are great. They strip from 8AWG down to 24 or so, with 7 sizes on the die, I believe.

I have to agree with the opinion that they can be slower, ONLY when stripping one or two wires, because there is not a cutter on this type of stripper, and the standard Klein strippers obviously have a cutter.

Knipex makes a different style of auto-stripper that does have a cutter. I almost got these. If you do, make sure to get the one with the METAL holding jaws with the rib. (I had a much cheaper -crap- stripper that had plastic holding jaws, and the wire would slip, instead of stripping). They did have a cutter, though. But, Knipex has a better one with the metal clamping jaws.

Both the Ideal Stripmaster and the Knipex 12 12 06 Universal Stripper have well-made precision stripping dies, with round profiles. The ones mentioned above with the cutters have straight stripping blades, so you can imagine why the wire does tend to slip in the clamping jaws (and why Knipex made one with metal clamps, instead of plastic). If they work well, and have a cutter, I don't see how you could lose.

I just didn't want to chance it, after having the one with the plastic jaws slip. (They were not Knipex). So I went with the Stripmaster-style Knipex (the 12 12 06).

I hope what I have typed makes some sense...

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