*This Page was Updated on 4/14/2021.*
What are wire stripper/cutters?
In the simplest terms, wire stripper-cutters are multi-purpose tools that are designed to both cut wire as well as strip it. In this way, they are able to perform the jobs of two different tools. This is the entire point of wire stripper-cutters. To allow you to fully prep a wire for termination with only two strokes of a single tool. How do they do that in two strokes? Simply slide the wire to where the blades meet and close the tool. This shearing action leaves a clean cut ready to be stripped. Now place the wire into the appropriate nest based on the gauge. Be sure to measure how much insulation needs to be removed, and again, close the tool. Now, with the tool closed, pull the wire and the tool away from each other to remove the insulation. It really is that easy.
"they are able to perform the jobs of two different tools. This is the entire point of wire stripper-cutters."