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  1. ferg
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    ferg Electrician's Arms

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    Has anyone tried the ck or jokari flat wire strippers?
    Also thinking of the jokari flex strippers?

    If so what did you think?
     
  2. mickfred
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    mickfred Regular EF Member

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    Rate the ck ones
     
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  3. ferg
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    ferg Electrician's Arms

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    Tbh I've never used t&e strippers at all I've just used snips. What are they like to use?
     
  4. mickfred
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    mickfred Regular EF Member

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    Easy to use saves time
     
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  5. NDG Elecs
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    NDG Elecs Electrician's Arms

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    I use the Knipex 'dismantling tool' (catchy name!), and it is excellent. The time saved when dealing with flex is fantastic. And no more risk of slicing my fingertip off, which is nice!!
    I went for the one that costs around £25 I think, have tried it with different sized flex, and also with some T&E, great results all around. Obviously need to check insulation afterwards for any nicks, so far so good.

    EDIT: I just saw that you were looking at flat cable strippers. If you hit the flex with a mallet a few times it will be flat.... ;-/
     
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  6. Matthewd29
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    Matthewd29 Regular EF Member

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    Flat wire ones are a waste of money IMO as pliers or snips are quicker, but round cable stripper from jokari is brilliant don't know how I ever survived without it now
     
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  7. HandySparks
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    HandySparks Trusted Advisor

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    The CK ones are great where there's plenty of room around the cable, eg. cables hanging through downlight holes. Not so good if you need to strip off most of the sheath in a backbox.
     
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  8. Richard Burns
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    Richard Burns Trusted Advisor

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    I occasionally use a flat wire stripper when I have lots of the same cable to strip, it is neat and quick but does not always strip all cores at once and if there are any short bits of insulation still in the stripper it fails miserably. Makes a neat end to the sheath, but with pliers marks on it.
    Jokari Flex stripper is very useful and I always use it for RR flex but it does not manage 1mm 3 core easily as the flex is smaller than the space and the depth of cut can hit the inner cores on the thinner sheaths, I have stripped down the length of the flex and then peeled back to find a neat slice down the line insulation as well!
     
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  9. ferg
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    ferg Electrician's Arms

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    I was looking at both so thank you. :)
     
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  10. 123
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    123 Electrician's Arms

    I have a set of the CK ones, which I rarely use - I use this one

    For T&E I find they make a really tidy job of it BUT I don't use them for that - the earth sleeving doesn't stay on as well as it does if you use snips.

    I use them for flex, the one I have linked to does 1.5mm, the CK one is too narrow for it. They can even do that crappy flex you have to deal with in customer supplied light fittings with total ease.
     
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  11. ashg285
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    ashg285 Regular EF Member

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    Had the Jokari for flex and a separate Jokari that was for coax, both decent, I've never used the flat wire strippers but going off the other products they make I'm sure they will be decent
     
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  12. Rs electrical
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    Rs electrical EF Member

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    Birmingham
    Just ordered the weicon 7-f strippers . They look great on youtube
     
  13. 123
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    123 Electrician's Arms

    How much did they cost? They look pricey enough on ebay etc
     
  14. Rs electrical
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    Rs electrical EF Member

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    £52 on amazon
     
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