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Old 10-27-2019, 06:22 AM
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Default Recommendations for left handed wire strippers

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I'm looking for recommendations for wire strippers. They need to work down to at least 28 gauge wire. They also need to work well from the left hand.

If you're familiar with the Stripmaster design - I have two pair I use daily - then you will notice the blades and their markings are easy to see and align with the wire when using your right hand. When using the left hand, you either need to torque the wrist or you can't see the individual cutting spots.
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Old 10-27-2019, 07:12 AM
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I like the Klein strippers like this, no "handedness" - not as nice as the fancy ones I got from Steinair but perhaps better for you? They make them in multiple size ranges

https://www.amazon.com/Klein-Tools-C...NsaWNrPXRydWU=
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Old 10-27-2019, 09:36 AM
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To get to 28 AWG, you may need to have two sets; one for the smaller wires and one for the bigger wires...
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Old 10-27-2019, 12:46 PM
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I've got a pair very similar to these:
https://www.amazon.com/Knipex-Tools-.../dp/B009KU36WA

Pistol grip means you just swap hands. For AWG26 wire I found I had to "pinch" the beaks together with my other hand to get the wire to strip properly.
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Old 10-27-2019, 01:20 PM
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I have a pair of the Klein wire strippers, they're the best wire strippers I've ever used.
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Old 10-31-2019, 03:27 PM
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Found an interesting design and ordered it. It comes in several wire gauge ranges. I chose the 18-28 gauge. It feel really cheap but it works well on my initial tests. It's also small and light weight.



You dial the wire gauge on the white ring on the end. You slide the center black slider to the cut length. There is a hole in the center of the white ring. Insert the wire, gently squeeze the body of the cutter to engage the blades (2 "V" cutters), and pull on the wire.
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Old 11-01-2019, 05:20 AM
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I DO know which ones to NEVER EVER get. The yellow and blue ones the guy sells at Oshkosh. Don’t know what stripper the guy demonstrating the stripper is using but the one you get in the box works like **** on ALL wire sizes. I have talked to dozens of people that bought a pair and all say the one in the box does not work like the one the guy demonstrating.

I have used a Stripmaster for years. I am both left and right handed in my tool use and have never noticed I prefers one way or the other.
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Old 11-01-2019, 06:32 AM
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I DO know which ones to NEVER EVER get. The yellow and blue ones the guy sells at Oshkosh. Donít know what stripper the guy demonstrating the stripper is using but the one you get in the box works like **** on ALL wire sizes. I have talked to dozens of people that bought a pair and all say the one in the box does not work like the one the guy demonstrating.

I have used a Stripmaster for years. I am both left and right handed in my tool use and have never noticed I prefers one way or the other.
Amen to that! I bought a set at OSH, tried it over a period of a month on several different wires, and the internal mechanism that is supposed to pull the wire just did not hold. I literally threw in the garbage without having so much as 1 wire stripped correctly.
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Old 11-01-2019, 11:01 AM
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I use a pair of these all day every day at work.
Expensive, but you are really getting what you pay for in this one.

Xcelite Combo Wire Stripper Self-Adjusting 32-10 AWG

Worth adding the Xcelite Stripper Blade Replacement For PTFE 28-12 AWG
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Old 11-01-2019, 12:14 PM
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A couple of years ago I asked the wire stripper salesman at OSH if his tool
works on Tefzel. He said, "OH no, it will not work work with Tefzel."
Evidently his wire insulation is a soft material, perhaps PVC, that strips easily.
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