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I am in need of a good wire stripper. Should I go with the $9.50 or spring for the the self-adjusting ones for $18:
http://www.amazon.com/Irwin-Indus...K063QDHB3A
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Quote from MichaelB4563 View Post :
I am in need of a good wire stripper. Should I go with the $9.50 or spring for the the self-adjusting ones for $18:
http://www.amazon.com/Irwin-Indus...K063QDHB3A
I'd say they both have their place. I like the self adjusters for small electrical projects where soldering is usually involved and the standards for home electrical and other larger things where you would use a wire nut.
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Quote from MichaelB4563 View Post :
I am in need of a good wire stripper. Should I go with the $9.50 or spring for the the self-adjusting ones for $18:
http://www.amazon.com/Irwin-Indus...K063QDHB3A
Have both...def self adjusting.

Been through several different self adjusting strippers...they make some very nice ones.

The Irwin one is good but hit or miss on what it works on...example: usually messes up plastic coating on 14-2. It sometimes has trouble on small wires, but that's typical, and if you spin it while tightened a little bit it will help.

I a few of the industrial version of this type stripper.

http://www.amazon.com/IDEAL-45-09...B000Q8SCT2

This is the best stripper type I've used. Even used that one above for a while, huge range, perfect starter stripper for DIY'ers. Gotta learn to use them, though, but when you do, you get the speed of a self-adjusting and precision of stripper/crimper.

Overall the self adjusting Irwins are a good deal and a good starter pair. The regular Irwin stripper in the OP, is just that a regular stripper/crimper. Better for precision, but I prefer the spring-back action on these tools. Probably can find one with a spring cheaper.
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Quote from MichaelB4563 View Post :
I am in need of a good wire stripper. Should I go with the $9.50 or spring for the the self-adjusting ones for $18:
http://www.amazon.com/Irwin-Indus...K063QDHB3A
The self adjusting ones can be a bit annoying at times when you switch between widely different gauges (like going from 20 to 12) and are also dealing with multi-coated wire (some of the wire we have for the house has both the normal pvc jacket and then also some kind of clear coating on that, which sometimes causes the auto-strippers to fail to cleanly strip in one go... mashing them repeatedly when that does happen works fine though and doesn't damage the copper, lol).

I thought they were maybe just going to be gimmicky when I bought the ones I have (same as what you linked) when they showed up as a deal awhile ago.

But they're amazing. Especially if you're in an attic or crawl space. Or doing lots and lots and lots of wire over and over again. It's worth the occasional hassle of dialing them back in, and while that process can be a bit finicky to get right, it gets better with practice. Mine have been soooo very worth it. With house electric wiring, cat5, cl2, etc, you'll still need a separate tool to cut the outer jacket that bundles the cable, but these take care of everything else.

Basic wire strippers are a dime a dozen. They frequently show up for free at Harbor Freight, etc. Honestly, for basic wire strippers, I prefer the little spring-scissor style ones where you either move a bolt for gauge selection or just do it by feel: I've never liked the big multi-tool ones, personally. About the only thing interesting about the "multi-tool" ones for the daily deal are the "extra" things it does, like cutting (rather small) bolts with a claim of not messing up the thread, and the tip being usable as pliers. But both of those are things where usually a tool that's actually entirely meant for the job is going to be better than something that's trying to be 7 different things in one.
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Quote from MichaelB4563 View Post :
I am in need of a good wire stripper. Should I go with the $9.50 or spring for the the self-adjusting ones for $18:
http://www.amazon.com/Irwin-Indus...K063QDHB3A
I got these. They're good except for the fact they don't spring back open. Ok for every now and then, but if I used them every day I would get ones with a spring.
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The self adjustable strippers are $19 @ lowes regular price. The other ones listed at $9.50 was down to $7~ by all means you are not saving 50% on any of the tools listed. I really fail to see why this is on the front page. Hey if lowes can do 50% on a $20 clamp why can't amazon buckle down and do the same?
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I love the self adjusting one, I have it for a year now and never had any issues with it. Strips all kinds of wires, I would definitely recommend it.
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I got these. They're good except for the fact they don't spring back open. Ok for every now and then, but if I used them every day I would get ones with a spring.
The self adjusting ones cut the insulation and have mechanical jaws that separate it for you as well (so that you don't have to grab the wire and yank). This is a really nice feature to have if you have to strip a lot of wires.
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Agree with comments, and I have both. I do find myself grabbing the self adjusting more often than the traditional pliers, but if I was going to own only one I would buy a traditional pliers. At under $10 for pliers I did pick one up, old set is getting tired. No one is talking about the drill bits, that seems to be the best deal in this list.
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Quote from MichaelB4563 View Post :
I am in need of a good wire stripper. Should I go with the $9.50 or spring for the the self-adjusting ones for $18:
http://www.amazon.com/Irwin-Indus...K063QDHB3A
i use self adjusting for low voltage up to 14ga wire...even 12 sometimes...
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Ha... For sure no deals for quick clamps, drill/countersink/spade etc bits or hole saws or combination square.
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HAND TOOLS GUARANTEE FULL LIFETIME GUARANTEE:
Each IRWIN hand tool is warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship for the life of the tool under normal wear and tear, except for damage caused by misuse or alteration. Return the tool to place of purchase for replacement if warranty applies. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, which vary from state to state.

would like to see how Amazon would handle the warranty issue on tools, lol
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