Klein Tools 1019: 1010
The first thing to understand is that there are two types of wire strippers. One type is designed for stripping only one kind of wire, while the other type strips both kinds of wires.
There are different brands and models of these tools. The most popular brand among home users is Klein Tools, which has been around since 1934 when it was founded by John A. Klein. They have been making wire strippers ever since.
The second type of wire stripper is called a crimp gun or crimpers. These are devices used to make connections between wires so they can be soldered together.
Some of them are small enough to fit into your pocket and some are larger and require special tools like pliers, screwdrivers, etc…
There are many different styles of wire strippers available today. The most common ones are the following:
1) Klein Tools 1010 – 1015 – 1020 – 1025 – 1030
2) Kwik Wire Cutter (or Wire Cutters) 1017 & 1018 – 1024 & 1026 – 1028
3) Zoll Power Strips (or Power Stripping Pliers) 905, 906, 907, & 911.
4) Tandy Wire Cutters 1016 & 1017.
5) Electrical Pliers 904, 905, 906, & 911.
Most people that work with electronics and electrical wiring have several different types of tools designed for the specific purpose of stripping, cutting and crimping wires. Each individual has their own preferences when it comes to electrical tools.
Some people like the heavy duty industrial grade tools while other people prefer a smaller lighter tool that they can carry around in their pockets. All of the tools I’ve mentioned are very common, and all of them do a good job while they last.
The one problem with these tools is that they all eventually stop working. This is especially true for people who use their tools constantly (like electricians or plumbers).
It doesn’t take long before the blades on these tools become dull and don’t work like they’re supposed to anymore.
One of the major problems with having dull blades is that it not only damages the wire, but it can also cause injury to the person using the tool. A dull blade causes more force to be put on the hand and arm when trying to cut or strip wires.
This is especially true for people who use their tools a lot.
Fortunately, there’s now a solution for this problem. There is now a revolutionary new type of cutter on the market that not only cuts wires like scissors but also strips them like traditional wire cutters.
There’s no more need for a separate pair of pliers to rip off the plastic coating or separate the strands of copper wiring.
This new tool also cuts and strips ALL types of wires. It can easily cut and strip not only the common electrical wiring that most people are familiar with but it can also cut and strip the insulation off of phone wiring, computer networking wiring, cable (TV, satellite) wiring, dryer and washing machine wiring, appliance wiring, and even some types of cloth covered wire.
This makes the tool not only more versatile but also more convenient because there’s no need to carry around different tools for different types of wire anymore.
This new tool can easily go with you on the road and be stored in your toolbox, glove compartment or even your pocket. It’s so light weight that you’ll hardly know it’s there until you need it.
The only possible down side to this new innovative tool is its price. While not excessively expensive, this tool is certainly not cheap.
The good news is with a little care and proper maintenance this tool should last you a lifetime.
Another thing to consider about price is if you were to compare the price of this tool to some of the other electrical tools that can only cut wires, it’s still a lot cheaper because you’re getting multiple tools in one. You’re not only saving money on price now, but you’re also saving money on not having to buy multiple tools in the future.
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