A wire stripper is an essential tool for any electronics workbench, and this multi-purpose stripper and cutter is our favourite among the many we evaluated. For convenience, each slot is labelled by both the cut diameter in millimetres and the solid-core wire gauge it can strip (for stranded wire, you should use the slot that is ), and it features a comfortable curved and cushioned grip. The overall tool length is 7.25 inches (18.5 cm).
We have two versions available that together span a combined range of 10 to 30 AWG solid or 12 to 32 AWG stranded:
For separate wire cutters and pliers, see the mini diagonal cutters and mini long-nose pliers.
Details for item #1922olid (12-22 AWG stranded).
- Cut diameters (in mm) of the stripping holes: 0.8, 1.0, 1.3, 1.6, 2.0, and 2.6
- Works with solid/single-strand wire gauges (AWG): 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, and 20
- Works with stranded wire gauges (AWG): 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, and 22
- Overall tool length: 7.25″ (18.5 cm)
Note: This wire stripper is not a toy. Not only are the cutting edges sharp, but small pieces of wire can fly off when cut or stripped. Children should use this tool only with appropriate supervision.