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It does what it suppose to, but barely!
on July 1, 2013
If you are considering buy this, Don’t. This is not a good hobby starter. And it really is not for those who have a lot of cable to strip.
First the good;
It is of solid construction. And it is not flimsy.
When it does work it can speed up the process slightly and you don’t have to fiddle around with a knife too much. So you minimize your chance to cut yourself.
Now the Bad;
The cutting pin is strong but not very deep or sharp so you will have to constantly change and adjust the pin position depending on the thickness of the plastic. And if its double layered which any worthwhile copper cable is then you have to do the process twice. Supper west of your time and effort.
And forget about it if you have anything with a 1.5CM or higher diameter the designer was extremely short sighted, the three stabilizers need to be further out with longer adjusters. You can adjust in for small cables but not out so a cable like the cable pictured on their adds would fit but you won’t be able to secure it.
You are fiddling and adjusting the tool enough that it does west a lot of time on just setup.
It has a skinny designee and doesn’t feel sturdy when mounted; I wish it had a handle or a bigger footprint.
There is no stabilizing unit to feed the cable so cable will always dangle and give you all kinds of traction issues and through put nightmare. You will hate yourself trying to feed the cables when it is Vertical.
What I had to do is create a feeder system (kind of defeats the purpose of buying the tool)
1. I cut a hole on two wood boards and mounted them aligned on a 2/4 frame so I can pull the cables through boards then pull through the tool for a more stable throughput.
2. Still I had to constantly keep the tool aligned to the feeder system for some kind of a consistent flow. Every few minute something would come loose.
3. Still it was quite difficult, so I then took the tool off of its mount and laid it flat on my feeder system as its better to pull up the cables.
Unbelievably bad designee execution so makes the item super awkward to use no matter what.