1. Electrician Tools
  2. Cable Strippers and Cutters
  3. Klein Tools Self Adjusting Wire Stripper/Cutter

EC4U Rating:
★★★★★

Features:

  • Cuts and strips cable up to 4mm twin and earth and up to 6mm single.
  • Tension thumb wheel gives you control for a precise stripping of smaller wires.
  • Useful wire cutting blade in between handles.

A quality pair of wire strippers are essential for every electrician. Klein have released a self adjusting wire stripper/cutter, which offers two functions in one for a precise and neat finish.

The design may look familiar, as other manufacturers have similar versions available, but our electrical trainer says the quality of the Klein version is much better.

klein tools self adjusting wire stripper

klein tools self adjusting wire stripper

“I’ve used a lot of different manufacturers versions of this style of stripping tool, such as CK, RS Pro and cheap Amazon ones, but these Klein ones are actually the nicest ones I’ve used, which is why I’m surprised they are such a good price” our trainer says.

klein tools self adjusting wire stripper

The reason behind the Klein version exceeding over others lies simply in the removal of the crimping dyes. Our electrical trainer explains that “in between the handles, Klein just have the cutting blade and not the crimping dyes as well, like other manufacturers versions. This means you don’t run the risk of giving yourself a massive pinch when using them.”

klein tools self adjusting wire stripper

The Klein self adjusting wire strippers will cut and strip up to 4mm twin and earth and 6mm single neatly and with not much difficulty at all.

“For the money, they are great value and a good finish, however, they still suffer one disadvantage that the CK version does, which is that they still don’t compare to the Jokari cable strippers” our trainer says.

klein tools self adjusting wire stripper

“With the Jokari’s, you can get right into the back boxes and strip the cable, but you can’t with any other brand, which is why they aren’t as versatile for domestic electricians.”

Our trainer has given these Klein wire strippers 4 stars “because the price is reasonable, when compared to others on the market, the blade in between the handles is very useful and it gives a clean cut finish.”

Pros:

  • No crimping dyes and instead a handy blade to cut cables in between the handles.
  • Clean strip and cut on cable of up to 6mm, without too much difficulty.
  • Better quality stripping tool than other manufacturers version of this style of stripper.

Cons:

  • Not as handy as the Jokari’s as they can’t get into back boxes

Available online and through local CEF branches for £27-31.

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