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  1. Guest112
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    hi guys im a snips stripper when stripping cables to terminate although some argue that you can damage the end of the cable but i never seem to even mark the copper on t&e when i do it,

    but im thinking of investing in some wire strippers and recommendations would be very welcome

    do you prefer snips or strippers?
     
  2. Bubblecraft
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    Bubblecraft Electrician's Arms

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    I use strippers for up to 2.5mm. 6mm & 10mm I rip back the earth & Use lions or stanley to strip the ends. Just what I prefer.
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2012
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    i use whatever is a. handy. b. quick. find the old 7/029 is difficult with snips, use strippers on this.
     
  4. Paul.M
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    I use both specially strippers on lighting circuits. Saves time on the top of the ladders.
     
  5. wallyanker
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    I use snips as you normally have these in your hand after trimming cable to length.
     
  6. johnboy6083
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    johnboy6083 Band Member Trusted Advisor

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    i use cable croppers.
     
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  7. SPARTYKUS
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    SPARTYKUS Trusted Advisor

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    Teeth.
     
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  8. highspark
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    highspark Electrician's Arms

    I'm a snipper not a stripper
     
  9. Bubblecraft
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    Bubblecraft Electrician's Arms

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    On 10mm? That I'd like to see lol
     
  10. Guest123
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    Guest123 Guest

    Cutters, pliers, long nose pliers, shears, strippers, leatherman......whatever is closest to me.:juggle2:
     
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  11. dellison2911
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    i,m a snipper
     
  12. Andy 7671
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    No one into ringing then...?

    Never really saw the point in those automatic strippers till I spent time watching a sparks do some panel mods, lot more controlled than a pair of rotating croppers.
     
  13. mogga
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    mogga Just me Electrician's Arms

    what evers handiest Prefer my croppers I use to have 2 sets 1 large and 1 small both from RS find the CKAuto strippers rwealy handy when doing lighting tho as no pull required
     
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  14. supasparxs
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    supasparxs Electrician's Arms

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    when I was an apprentice there was a young sparks who was chatting up a young secretary in one of the offices we were working in.
    being a flash git he stripped the Neutral with his teeth and got a back feed from the neutral.
    after he was thrown off the steps he was standing on,
    he didn't get a date with the girl :)

    personally I use snips or plyers
     
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  15. Fred West
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    I am in the market for a really heavy-duty pair of cable croppers.They must be small enough so I can put them down my trouser-leg.Be able to cut 50mm cable fast with no noise,and lastly proof to about 11,000 volts or more.??
     
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