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 #1923
- Cut diameters (in mm) of the stripping holes: 0.25, 0.32, 0.40, 0.50, 0.65, and 0.8
- Works with solid/single-strand wire gauges (AWG): 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, and 30
- Works with stranded wire gauges (AWG): 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, and 32
- 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.