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Old 04-09-2004, 09:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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quikstrip wire stripper's

Anyone own one of these Quikstrip strippers ? They "look" handy, but wondered if they are actually junk or not, since the price is low.

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Old 04-09-2004, 09:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I prefer these myself.



Shouldn't this be tech chat?
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Old 04-09-2004, 10:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Shouldn't this be tech chat?

Have you ever used the Quikstrippers?
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Old 04-09-2004, 10:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Use mine all the time but what, no dollar store near you? That's where I got my set for $18.99 less than "seen on TV".
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Use mine all the time but what, no dollar store near you? That's where I got my set for $18.99 less than "seen on TV".
Actually, our "dollar" store only sells items for a dollar, period.

I'll just order some, I live out in the boonies.
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I used to have some. they worked good till I broke them.
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I prefer these myself.



Shouldn't this be tech chat?
got a several sets of those for around $8 when K-mart was eliminating most of thier tools. works great but broke one of the cutter holders @ the top but still would recommend
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Actually, our "dollar" store only sells items for a dollar, period.

I'll just order some, I live out in the boonies.
Ummm, they're sold for $19.99, so $18.99 less would be a buck....

I used to have a set like those. They worked good for the first year or so, but the cutters dulled and got soft so it was hard to cut into the insulation after a while.

Nice to have a one step wire stripper though.
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Old 04-09-2004, 10:56 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Those are clunky useless and slow. If those are the ones I am thinking of the cutting blade is plastic. Most of those type of wire strippers are a compromise that never work as advertised.
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Old 04-09-2004, 11:01 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I picked up something similar to the Quickstrip for $5 at an outdoors show about 10 years ago. They work pretty good, still use them.
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Those are clunky useless and slow. If those are the ones I am thinking of the cutting blade is plastic. Most of those type of wire strippers are a compromise that never work as advertised.
Not sure about the ones on TV but my $1 pair have metal cutters. I need to find another pair because I've just about wore this set out.
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I've used them. They are crap. If you are only going to use them a few times they might work, but if you need something reliable, accurate and fast these are not it.

The good "automatic" strippers are a little pricey. I use my crimpers or a good set of strippers.
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i have a pair of $9 klein stripers. there not automatic, but i can manage to line the wire up with the right hole. best strippers i ever used.
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I have a set that I got for a buck. They work great. I need to pick up another set since I broke my last pair.

I don't think they are worth paying $20, but they are great for a couple dollars. For $20 or more I would rather get a nice wire stripper that can handle abuse. These things have plastic handles and can be broken if abused too much.
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I had a pair of those and loved em, lost em somewhere and now just have a cheapy set of crimper/stripper.

Funny thing is I liked the stripper on those but the crimper was a pain since it was halfway down. The pair I have now the crimper is nice since its at the end but the stripper is a pita halfway down
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As an electrician, I've gone through every possible type of wire stripper imaginable. I'd bet that I have had at least 50 different pairs of wire strippers and the Kleins are hands down the best. I do have a set of automatically adjusting wire strippers, and they work OK, for some wire types, but certainly not all. I'll keep my Kleins.

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they are totally bitchen
so e z to use
but not on tougher insulation types
then they break
barely worth $5
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I've got a pair with metal blades that someone gave me for free. They work good on anything smaller than 12 gauge. Anything 12 and heavier they start having problems with.
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I use these. They have replacable blades but I've had the for about 10 years and have'nt needed replaced yet. Oh, and I was a commercial electrician until two years ago.
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i strip wires all day long and dont like the quickstrips, or Pac-mans as we call them, i prefer the brand Ideal, the best i have are from the 50s, got them in the stuff my grandpa left me, Ideal has been around forever.

these are the new version of what i always use, i also have these new ones to let others use in the shop, they are IMHO the best you can currently buy, but if you can find some way way way old ones that still work go that route
http://www.idealindustries.com/IDEAL...r?OpenDocument

edit: almost forgot, still good old made in the USA and these can be found at HD for about 15 bucks

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For occasional use, they work fine, though I haven't really worked them hard. They do have metal blades for stipping the wire. The price you posted is a bit high. I got mine in the "bargin" tool bin at the local hardware store for $4.99.
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For occasional use, they work fine, though I haven't really worked them hard. They do have metal blades for stipping the wire. The price you posted is a bit high. I got mine in the "bargin" tool bin at the local hardware store for $4.99.
Ideal tools rank up there in quality with Klein. I doubt you'll find them in a bargain bin, but weirder things have happened.
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Ideal tools rank up there in quality with Klein. I doubt you'll find them in a bargain bin, but weirder things have happened.
True that... but for $5 and the work I put them through they worked half way decently for the occasional work out they get... :shrug:
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Ummm, they're sold for $19.99, so $18.99 less would be a buck....

I used to have a set like those. They worked good for the first year or so, but the cutters dulled and got soft so it was hard to cut into the insulation after a while.

Nice to have a one step wire stripper though.
Sorry, I misread that, I thought it said the purchase price was 18.99, I'm slow today.

Anyway, I've got a good pair of regular strippers, I was more interested for doing phone line since they strip off the insulation only on the outside.

I'll check out the local places and see if I can get them on the cheap side.

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