|Item Weight||1.1 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||8 x 3.5 x 1.5 inches|
|Item model number||SE-92|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||Limited One Year Warranty|
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Gardner Bender SE-92 Strip-Easy Automatic Wire Stripper 8-22 AWG
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This tool does one thing, and it does it very well. It can strip a wire using only one hand, so your other hand can hold the wire. After the cut, it flicks off the insulation in one smooth motion, which eliminates wrestling with the wire to get the tip off.
It also has a very wide range of gauges that it can do, and it is easy to compare the wire tip with the holes to find the right one. For example, sometimes a 18 gauge stranded wire is "fluffier" than usual, and needs the 16 gauge hole. Even if you guess wrong and use the larger hole, it is easy to put the wire back in and do it again one smaller.
There is one disadvantage, which is that it flicks the insulation end off onto the floor. This is kind of fun while you're doing it, but then you'll end up crouching down and trying to find them after it is over (or vacuuming, if you've been doing a bunch of them). I used mine to strip a bunch of wires for a car alarm, and had little multicolored tips all over the parking lot when I was done.
Sean P. Logue, 2007
- The sizing isn't accurate, or the mostly US-made cables I'm using aren't, but in either case, this sometimes results in a choice between the labeled wire gauge being slightly too small. The too-small slot nicks the wire (which can result in breakage in solid household wire when it's bent to fit the outlet), or loss of some of the strands in stranded wire. Using the next size up sometimes works OK with soft insulation, but in hard or two-layer insulation, it doesn't strip.
- Sometimes the wire clamp doesn't release at the end of the stroke, so the cutter pops back and brooms the end of stranded wire, if that's what's being stripped.
- Alignment of a 22ga wire in the slot is tricky, since the wire's so flexible and the slot's all the way inboard (next to the 12ga slot).
- Finally, the pot metal casting broke at the hinge, so it's in the trash and I'm looking for a different one.
On the plus side, this was much better than other devices I've used - a pocketknife, those cheap "pliers with slots" type strippers, or in a pinch, my two front teeth.
I'll try one of those self-adjusting strippers next, once I find out what our EEs at work recommend.
Just pick a hole that will come close to matching the copper size without pinching the copper. Strips clean w/out damage to the conductor. Other strippers (especially the ones that bite insulation w/two parallel jaws instead of round holes) will pinch copper & damage the conductor; not this unit. At first I tried to match the print on the jaw to conductor size, but eye-balling it is easier, faster & a better result. If I choose an oversized hole, it jsut tears the insulation the rest of the way thru where it didn't cut, making a clean end ready for termination.
Insulation tips just drop off when you release, or you can direct them to a waste basket if the site needs to stay tidy. Handles are comfortable enough to work all day. Will take some minor oiling after a lot of use, or storage outside where it is damp, but that's true w/any tool. At less than $20 this thing is a steal; screwing around w/cheaper tools is for rookies.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It worked well for a while, but then stopped gripping the wire. For the price, I would have thought it would have lasted longer. I went back to using a cheaper wire stripper.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Bought this years ago, but it's had only light use, mostly intermediate gauge wire, some #12 house wiring, not for work just repairs and hobbies. Read morePublished 2 months ago by kdd_999
I really like this stripper vs. the more basic ones I have used for years. I assume replacement blades are available if I wear them out but so far so good.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Nice concept, probabily work well for smaller (10 to 12 gage or smaller solid core) I broke these trying to work with 8 gage strandedPublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Go for Stripmasters for the extra few bucks. These feel cheap and don't consistently strip wire as they don't grip properly.Published 7 months ago by Tyler Musselman
These are not comparable to any other similiar designed wire stripping tool that actually works.
These do not. Read more
These seem like decent quality, but sometimes the stripper doesn't grip the wire and it slips and doesn't strip.Published 8 months ago by HotRod_Horror