If you’ve ever tried to strip Teflon- or Radox-shielded cable with a regular pair of snips, you know it can take a while and be super messy by the time you’re done. You can strip that insulation off faster and much more accurately with the double guillotine method. Knipex has adopted that method for their new universal insulation strippers — and, following the lead of razors like the Mach 4, they’ve added blades.
Just the normal two cutting blades wasn’t enough for Knipex — they decided that what we really needed was two blades spaced apart both on the top and bottom to cut a huge swath out of the shielding without harming the wire inside. The jaws open automatically after the stripping procedure, and all four blades are replaceable.
It looks pretty handy at first glance. We say anything that helps strip wire better and faster can’t be a bad thing.
Universal Insulation Strippers [Knipex]