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  1. midiman
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    Hi,

    Does anyone have any experience of any of these tools?

    Some people say that the Irwin ones are better quality.

    Thanks
     
  2. sevuk
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    Klein tools automatic wire strippers are a LOT better than the CK version. I've never been convinced before, but saw a guy demo them and they are phenomenal. Must pick up some at some point, I think you can only get them at CEF.
     
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    and the Klein ones are currently on offer at CEF, for £22.50 plus vat which is an ok deal, methinks...instore purchase only.
     
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  4. sevuk
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    I might have to nab that.
     
  5. rsgaz
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    The Irwin ones can't fit 1.25mm² flex in them. I had to grind a little bit off the jaws to be able to cram it in there.
     
  6. midiman
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    I would like something that is generally capable of stripping 1mm - 2.5mm.
     
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    https://www.amazon.co.uk/CK-Electri...1782032&sr=8-1&keywords=ck+electricians+knife
    Best wire stripper going
     
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    The CK knife will
     
  12. sevuk
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    Yeah the combi cutter wont do the sheath, you'd have to pull the earth back and then cut the split sheath out. Not very neat, but that's how most people do it.
     
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    Do it the proper way:with a decent folding knife or an Electricians knife
     
  14. midiman
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    The videos show you it cutting the outer sheath from the cable.

     
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    All very nice if all you want to do is strip 2inches of outer sheath, how about stripping longer cables, as in a CU install? not very practical really are they, a waste of hard earned, and I'm a tool tart, wouldn't insult my tool bag with a pair of those,
     
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