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Cable Cutter

A feature that not many people use but these strippers have is the built-in cable cutter. Though it doesn’t look very powerful, it actually has pretty thick and serious blades.

The cutter itself is made of high-alloy steel. In extreme cases, if you do not have at hand a standard cable cutter, it will perform its function just as reliably and qualitatively.

There is a plastic flag to prevent any unwanted wire from getting into the mechanism of the built in cable cutter when working inside the panel.

Keep in mind that the blades are not replaceable, so it is not recommended to permanently cut wires with this mechanism.

PRO tool: The Phoenix Contact Wirefox 10 Wire Stripper

Always stripping wires was done with any available means. knife, wire cutters and so on.п. But, recently, while installing a rearview camera in my son’s car at a friend’s warm service box, used their insulation stripper tool. It was cheap enough Taiwanese, but in this case I understood, that it is really worthy and necessary thing, even for my one-time operations and especially for stripping thin wires! Rarely used, but very handy!

So, it was decided to buy a wire stripper tool. As always, under the slogan: “A good tool is like a wife, take the best you can afford, otherwise you will suffer” began the process of choosing the best, but quality tool.

I opted for the Phoenix Contact Wirefox 10.

What I managed to get in the process of selection:Phoenix Contact, Haupa, Klauke, Wiha and some others are all OEM of one producer: Swedish company Pressmaster (www.pressmaster.se/). As far as reliability and quality are concerned, everything is top-notch, though, as well as others, such as Weidmuller.

For example, find the differences (except for color coloring):

The only thing we had to decide is what type of wires we had to deal with more often. Universal cutters do not exist in nature. there are either a few different ones to buy or pick the most versatile one for your needs. And the point is both in the shape of the design and in the shape of the blades with which the insulation is removed.

I will not explain the different tool designs here, I will limit myself to a brief description of the different blade types for one (my) specific tool using the example of the Phoenix Contact product line Wirefox.

I’ll show you on the diagram I drew:

As I said, different knives are used for different types of wire.For example, for purely domestic applications: household flat wiring usually with insulated two-core wires in a common sheath. For sheath stripping, V- or semi-circular knives are not suitable, such knives are ideal for round wires with big diameters.

The most universal knife is the multi-segmented or flat.Multi-segmented is like a lot of needles arranged in a row that pierce the sheath and tear it away from the conductor. As a rule, this knife is less rigid and is used on wires with small cross section.The flat knife is more universal, it doesn’t cut the whole sheath, but it can fit almost any kind of wire.

In addition, the thickness of the most commonly stripped wires should also be considered.Wirefox 6, for example, has a lower limit of only 0.08 mm² (cable diameter 0.5 mm), while Wirefox 10 has a lower limit of 0.02 mm² (cable diameter 0.1 mm), t.е. The 10 is more suitable for thinner wires. This is the reason I didn’t take the Stripax 10 from Weidmuller. it’s less suitable for my needs as opposed to the Wirefox 10, i.e.к. Stripax 10 has a lower limit of 0.08 mm².

When I decided on the type of stripping tool, I ended up settling on three slightly different strippers among one type: the Weidmuller Stripax 10, the Phoenix Contact Wirefox 10, and the Knipex MultiStrip 10. Stripax 10 is almost the twin brother of Wirefox 10, but has an additional cutter lock and a removable top handle cover. at the expense of this it is 20% more expensive (but less suitable for thin wires). The MultiStrip 10 is a full automatic, but its knives are criticized by many owners and it is as much as 65% more expensive than the Wirefox 10. In the end, I decided that the Phoenix Contact Wirefox 10 is fine for my household needs:

Wire stripper, for conductors and lines of 0.02. 10 mm², self adjusting, stripping length 18 mm, cutting power up to 10 mm² flexible / 1.5 mm² rigid, replaceable stripping blade.

Tool length. 191 mmWidth. 20 mmHeight. 90 mmCable diameter. 0,1 to 3,7 mmLength of the stripped part: 18 mmBrand number: 1212150Country of production: Sweden

Phoenix Contact Wirefox 10 stripper as well as Weidmuller Stripax 10 are semi-automatic: they still need to adjust the slider on the upper jaw to the thickness of the insulation to be pierced. There is a fully automatic stripper, e.g. Knipex MultiStrip 10 KN-1242195, it has no adjustment for the thickness of the insulation to be cut, but it is very expensive and the reviews about it are not very good: it is unlikely that Knipex itself makes this stripper (most likely by order of someone, it seems Rennsteig), t.к. plastic tools are not a Knipex specialty.

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И5855. Wire stripper tool 210695 for stripping wires insulation 0,2-6 kV.mm (Haupa Germany)

И5857. Tool 200050 for stripping insulation D = 4-15 mm (Haupa Germany)

И5853. Wire insulation and sheath stripper 200031 D=8-28mm (Haupa)

И5856. Stripping tool 210620 for insulation stripping 0,5-2,5 kV.mm (Haupa Germany)

И5859. Stripping tool 200043 for insulation stripping 0,2-4 kV.mm (Haupa Germany)

И5849. Tool 212683 ECO for insulation stripping 0,5-4 kV.mm (Haupa Germany)

И5890. Tool 6417 2 055-01 LSA-PLUS (4547) assembly tool for twisted pair (Krone Germany)

И5848. Stripping tool 200040 for cable sheathing D=8-28 mm (Haupa Germany)

И5820. Tool KN-1305160 for wire insulation stripping 0,5-2,5 kV.mm 1000V (Knipex Germany)

И5852. Tool 210696 for stripping wires insulation 0,2-6 kV.mm (Haupa)

И5854. Stripper 200038 wire insulation and sheath tool D=4-16mm (Haupa Germany)

И5851. Stripper 210624 for insulation stripping of wires 0,25-0,75 kV.mm (Haupa)

И5850. Insulation remover tool 211930 automatic for insulation stripping 0,08-6,0 kV.mm (Haupa Germany)

И5800. VDE PREMIUM Insulation Remover V38176 160mm up to 10 kV. mm 1000V (Tolsen China)

И5801. Tool KN166005SB for stripping coaxial cable insulation (Knipex Germany)

Stripping tool STRIPAX 16 Weidmüller 9005610000

Professional self-adjusting tool designed for flexible and solid wires with PVC insulation, able to process several cables in one run. Integrated tool for cutting cross sections up to 6 kV. mm. No cable damage thanks to replaceable, specially shaped, self-adjusting blades. Insulation length limiter for adjusting the stripping distance. Automatically releases the cable after the stripping process is complete. Double stripping in two cycles without additional adjustment.

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Stripax ULtimate XL wire stripper. Stripping is easier than putting on!

What separates a worker from a true professional and craftsman?

Anyone who is proud of his profession, constantly strives to improve, learn new technologies, adopts the experience of others, and, of course, uses high-quality professional tools.

It is for professionals that Weidmüller has launched the new Stripax ULtimate XL tool.

This new tool is designed for working with rigid insulation, and is suitable for cables with cross sections from 2.5 mm² to 10 mm².

Wires can be different, with a hard polyurethane sheath, or with a thick, soft insulation.

But, you’ll have no problem deburring any of them with the new Stripax ULtimate XL tool.

The set of this device includes several knives, which can cope with any kind of insulating materials.

And because the new stripper has automatic self-adjustment mode, you don’t even have to adjust the tool to each new wire. the device does it all by itself.

The screw that adjusts the setting of the lower knives is designed to control the thickness of the insulation, in cases where you are working, for example, with wires used for sensors.

These expensive devices usually use soft and thick insulated cables.

And with the adjustment of the blades you can remove the insulation smoothly and accurately.

Partial stripping of insulating material is also a useful function.

Of course, in many cases you can do with improvised means.

But, in some applications, the Stripax ULtimate XL is simply unreplaceable.

There are difficult to work with insulating materials, e.g. providing cable connections inside motors, production lines or machines.

And, to approach such work with amateur tools is the height of unprofessionalism.

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For power distribution, not only with copper wires, but also with aluminum wires. the new Stripax ULtimate XL is up to any challenge.

And you use this device, not only to simplify and speed up your work, but also improve your professional level.

Weidmüller stripping and cutting tool STRIPAX 10 90050000

Professional self-configuring tool for stripping and cutting flexible single and multi-conductor round or flat cable with PVC insulation, able to process several cables in one cycle. The stripping length is adjusted by an end stop. Automatic cable release on completion of stripping. Insulation thickness adjustment. Double insulation stripping in two cycles without additional adjustment.

Weidmueller STRIPAX stripping and cutting tool

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Stripper LAOA LA815826. Review and comparison with Weidmuller Stripax 10

Not a bad stringer for the home and for those for whom the greed does not at all sign the payment for the Jokari N15. Good for the home, not bad for servicing electrical equipment for money, not really good for mass wiring. That’s it in a nutshell. In my job I often have to reconstruct 6-110 kV relay protections. That is, all the old equipment is removed and installed from scratch, laying all the wiring. And here the question of competent and fast stripping of wires with the same result comes to the fore. But there are situations when you need to clean 1-2 wires, but a good professional stripper does not pull the case (below in the review will pass on this point). And you need a second tool that can do it. Yes, I have an excellent Weidmuller Stripax 10, but it so happened that I had to buy myself and a second stripper.

I chose this brand for several reasons:

1) Price; 2) found my father just the same and had time to feel the hands; 3) People in the reviews strongly it praised; 4) Once every five years I need to dissolve some PVA or (A) VVG, and the knife with a heel I consider a surplus for himself; 5) The main striper is not very good bites wires the old type of rigid PVC-insulation by virtue of their design.

Stripper ordered 29.12.2017, sent it on January 5. I received the SMS from the post office on the 16th, delivery took 11 days exactly. Free shipping. Weight 167 grams, declared value 5 at the time of purchase 13.86.

In the package was a streamer in a blister and a gift from the seller in the form of a branded keychain. There are also nail clippers or mini-rubber for keys. Mine can be used as a screwdriver or open a bottle of beer. Functionality. 🙂

On the package there are pictures of how to use the stripper, on the back there is a diagram of the stripper in Taiwan and the manufacturer’s contact info. All typical and not particularly interesting. Manufacturer states that you can strip wires from 0.08 to 2.6 square millimeters (10-20 AWG). The Weidmuller cleans 0,08 up to 10 mm.

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The size of the stripper is 1184726 mm, weight is about 150-160 grams, if you take into account the packaging in the total weight of the package. Spare blades for longitudinal and cross cutting of cable are included. I would like to be able to buy one or two more sets of knives from the seller, for I could not find such a position in the store. Spare knives are in oil, they will not be lost with time, plus a spare screw. It’s well thought out.

Moving on now to the stripper. Labels are well applied, no smudges, plastic is very durable, it withstood the first day of use the flight on the concrete from one meter high without any consequences. In closed position it is secured with a lever lock located on the end. Behind it you can see the spring. From left to right are: knife for longitudinal cutting cable, knife for cross cutting cable, jaws for gripping and pulling wire, set of precision holes for stripping wire, wire cutters. Wire stripping is done by inserting the wire into the hole we want, closing the stripper, a few turns to the left and right and tearing off the rest of the insulation. On the Weidmuller you just need to insert the wire into the working area, and squeeze the handles. The stripper will do everything himself. That’s the main advantage of automatic wire strippers.

In today’s tests will be PVS 2×1, AVVG 3×1,5, a wire sheathed 2x1mm (I can not say the exact marking due to its lack), installation monocore, multicore wires with vinyl and PVC insulation (PuV, PuVG, PV3 on 1.5 and 2.5 square millimeters and the cherry on the cake in the form of an old wire with rigid PVC-isolation. The test will consist of comparing the quality and convenience of stripping with manual and automatic strippers, convenience of cutting wires with wire cutters and stripping of cable sheathing. Well, in the end let’s sum up.

Let’s start by taking apart the cutting of the wires. The Weidmuller Stripper has separate wire cutters that, due to the long handles, make it easy to cut all wires in the working range. The manual stripper does not have any problems with cutting hard wire, except for loud popping noise when plastic parts collide from sharp clamping. But when cutting stranded wire there is a chance of not cutting it to the end.

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This may be due to the not very good profile and grinding of the knives. There is a sludge left. Now let’s move on to cutting sheathed cables. Stripex doesn’t stand a chance here, as it’s not designed for it. LAOA has a trapezoidal blade for the longitudinal cut. It plunges into the sheath from above with the high tip and cuts it away from itself. The force applied depends on the material properties and thickness.

PVS: the sheath is not cut through in some places, apparently, it is too thick for it. The wires are intact inside, but we had to get to them by tearing the sheathing with our hands. Not critical, but unpleasant.

AWBG: no questions here, everything is fine. The cut is smooth and easy.

Unclear cable without marking, with thin sheath: the same as ABVG, no complaints.

I was afraid the blade would cut through cable insulation, but for some clever reason it does not happen, although at work I cut a lot of scraps of cable on principle, and no matter what. Or maybe it’s my luck?

Cross-cutting. No matter how I tried to do it, but except for cutting spiral tape from PVS sheathing nothing came out. Probably the lack of skill, because the incomprehensible cable was relatively easy and simple. Though if to believe the photo on the internet, more famous pullers use more than one blade for cross-cutting, which makes more sense. Here we decided to go with just one. The strands, again, are intact.

I don’t need to show the Stripax result every time I want to strip wires, because it produces the same result with the same excellent quality, except for the toughest materials. I’d also like to mention the regulation of cutting length and pressure of blades. On LAOA I have to do everything with my hands.

When stripping with a hand-stripper, the first disadvantage comes out. the American sectional system. The thing is that we have no cross-sections of 0.8 1.6, 2.6 mm, there are 0.75, 1.5, 2.5. And this small difference already starts to affect the stripping quality.

2.5 mm vinyl-insulated stranded wire (PV3). When trying to strip at the 2.6 mm window, the insulation cuts through and is not removed all the way. In addition, between the knife and the handle a piece of insulation gets stuck and has to be removed. If you try to strip 2.5mm of wire in the window, some of the wires will be cut as expected.

PV3 monocore wire, 2.5 mm. In the window of 2.6 mm does not grind at all, 2 mm grinds without any problems. There is a suspicion that the wire itself is not 2.5 mm, although stated as according to GOST.

Flexible PVC insulated stranded wire. Similar to multi-core in vinyl, there’s not even a point to attach photos here. AVVG 3×1.5. In the window at 1.6 mm cleans without nagar, scuffs on the wire does not leave. In the photo, the blue wire is stripped with Stripax, the yellow one with LAOA.

Generally speaking, I don’t see the point of showing other cross sections and brands of rigid and flexible wires, because it cleans multicore wires badly, monocore wires well.

Weidmuller Stripax. Подробный обзор инструмента.

And now the cherry on the cake, the Soviet installation wire in rigid PVC insulation, and the insulation is really thick.

And this is where German Stripax is blown away. It lacks the clamping force and depth of approach of the blades to tear the insulation. If you set the regulator to the maximum stroke, it still takes 2-3 passes and the wire is still scuffed from the blades.

But the Chinese one strips the insulation the first time and is great.

Bottom line: this tool is definitely worth its money. It is great for home handyman, who do not need to clean 10-50 wires per day, it does not take much space and weight, perfectly assembled and very functional. It was originally purchased more for a home tool kit, but after a day of using it, I decided to take it to work before I bought myself a Jokari N15. For it copes much better with thick insulation and possibility to cut cable accurately appeals. For everything else there is a Weidmuller, it is intended for purely professional use. From alternatives I can advise some KVT series WS-09, it will be cheaper, but with less functionality. Series WS-11 and similar ones (that were reviewed here many times) I personally didn’t like much in use, about cheap pliers that are made as cutters or have adjustable screw I won’t even say. This is total crap and should only be purchased for a very rainy day, IMHO.

Stripper LAOA LA815826. Review and comparison with the Weidmuller Stripax 10

Not a bad stripper for home and for those to whom the greed does not at all sign the payment for the Jokari N15. Good for the home, not bad for servicing electrical equipment for money, not really good for mass wiring. That’s if to say in brief. On the job, we often have to perform reconstructions of 6-110 kV relay protections. That is, all the old equipment is removed and installed from scratch, laying all the wiring. And then the issue of good and fast stripping of wires with the same result comes to the fore. But there are situations when you need to clean 1-2 wires, but a good professional stripper does not pull this thing (below in the review will pass on this point). And then you need a second tool that can do this. Yes, I have the excellent Weidmuller Stripax 10, but it just so happens that I had to buy myself a second wire stripper as well.

I chose this brand for several reasons:

1) Price; 2) Found at my father’s the same and had time to feel the hands; 3) People in the reviews strongly praised him; 4) Once every five years, I need to dissolve some PVA or (A) VVG, and I consider a knife with a heel to myself a surplus; 5) The main streamer is not very good bites wires old type with rigid PVC-insulation by virtue of its design.

Stripper ordered 29.12.2017, shipped January 5. SMS from the post office I received on the 16th, delivery took 11 days exactly. Free shipping. Weight 167 grams, the declared value of 5 at the time of purchase 13.86.

In the package was the stripper in a blister and a gift from the seller in the form of a branded keychain. There are also nail clippers or mini tape measure for keys. Mine can be used as a screwdriver or open a bottle of beer. Features and functions. 🙂

The package features photos of the stripper’s applications, and on the back is a diagram of the stripper in Taiwan and the manufacturer’s contact info. All typical and not particularly interesting. The manufacturer claims it can strip wires from 0.08 to 2.6 square millimeters (10-20 AWG). Weidmuller, on the other hand, cleans from 0.08 to 10 mm.

The size of the stripper is 1184726 mm, weight of about 150-160 grams, if you count the packaging in the total weight of the package. The set includes spare blades for longitudinal and cross cutting of the cable. I would like to be able to buy one or two more sets of blades from the seller, because I could not find such a position in the store. Spare knives in oil, won’t wear out over time, plus a spare screw. This is well thought out.

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Let’s move on to the streamer. The lettering is good, no smudges, the plastic is very strong, withstood the first day of use flying on concrete from a meter high without much consequences. In the closed position, it is secured with a lever lock located at the end. Behind it you can see the spring. From left to right go: a longitudinal cable cutter, a cross-cutting cable cutter, jaws for gripping and pulling wire, a set of precision holes for stripping wire, wire cutters. Wire stripping is done by inserting the wire into the hole we want, closing the stripper, a few turns left and right, and tearing off the rest of the insulation. On the Weidmuller you just need to insert the wire into the working area, and squeeze the handles. From here on the stripper will do everything by itself. This is the main advantage of automatic strippers.

In the tests today will be PVS 2×1, AVVG 3×1,5, some wire in 2x1mm sheath (I can’t say the exact marking due to its lack), installation monocore, multicore wires with vinyl and PVC insulation (PuV, PuVG, PV3 to 1.5 and 2.5 square millimeters, and the cherry on the cake in the form of an old wire with rigid PVC insulation. The test will consist of comparing the quality and convenience of manual stripping and automatic stripper, convenience of cutting the wire with wire cutters and sheathing from the cable. And in the end let us summarize.

Let’s start with cutting wires. The Weidmuller Stripax has separate wire cutters, which, due to the long handles, allow you to easily cut all the wires in the working range. No problems with cutting hard wires on the manual stripper, except for really loud popping noise from the plastic parts as they bump into each other. But when cutting a multicore there is a chance of not cutting it to the end.

This may be due to the not very good profile and sharpening of the knives. The sludge is left behind. Now let’s move on to cutting sheathed cables. Stripax doesn’t stand a chance here, because it’s not designed for it. The LAOA has a trapezoidal blade for longitudinal cutting. With the high apex it plunges into the sheath from above and cuts it with an outward motion. The applied force depends on the properties of the material and its thickness.

PVS: the shell is not cut all the way through in places, apparently, it is too thick for it. The wires are good inside, but we had to get to them by tearing the sheathing with our hands. Not critical, but unpleasant.

AVVG: no questions here, everything is fine. Smooth and easy cut.

Unmarked unmarked cable with a thin sheath: similar to AVVG, no complaints.

I was afraid that the knife would cut through the insulation, but for some clever reason it did not happen, although at work I cut a bunch of scraps on principle, and no matter what. Or maybe it’s my luck?

Crosscut. No matter how I tried, but except for cutting spiral ribbon from the PVA shell, I failed. Most likely, it’s the lack of skill, because the obscure cable was relatively easy and simple. But if I’m to believe the photo on the Internet, more famous pullers use more than one blade for cross-cutting, which makes more sense. Here we decided to do with one. The wires, again, are intact.

When stripping wires, I don’t see the point in showing the Stripex result every time, because it gives the same result with the same excellent quality, except for very hard materials. On the other hand, I would like to mention the regulation of the stripping length and the clamping force of the blades. With LAOA you have to cut everything with the hand.

When stripping with a manual stripper, the first drawback comes out. the American system of cross sections. The thing is that we don’t have 0.8 1.6, 2.6 mm sections, we have 0.75, 1.5, 2.5. And this small difference is already starting to affect the quality of the stripping.

Wire 2.5 mm, stranded in vinyl insulation (PV3). When you try to strip at a 2.6 mm window, the insulation cuts through and does not come off all the way. In addition, between the knife and the handle a piece of insulation gets stuck and I have to pull it out. When trying to clean in the 2.5mm window some of the wires are cut, as expected.

PV3 monocore wire, 2,5 mm. The 2.6 mm window does not deburr at all, at 2 mm it deburrs without problems. There is a suspicion that the wire itself is not 2,5 mm, although it is declared as according to GOST.

Flexible multicore in PVC insulation. Similar to the multicore in the vinyl, there is not even a sense to attach photos. AVVG 3×1,5. It cleans without problems in the 1.6 mm window, does not leave any burrs on the wire. The blue wire in the photo is stripped with Stripex, the yellow one is LAOA.

Generally speaking, I don’t see the point of continuing to show you rigid and flexible wire of other cross sections and brands, because it cleans badly multicore, but cleans well monocore.

And now the cherry on the cake, the Soviet rigging wire in rigid PVC insulation, and the insulation is really thick.

And that’s where the German Stripax is blown away. It doesn’t have enough clamping force and depth of approach of blades to tear the insulation. If you set the regulator to the maximum stroke, it still takes 2-3 passes and the wire remains scuffed from the blades.

But the Chinese wire strips the insulation the first time and it’s great.

Bottom line: This tool is definitely worth the money. It is perfect for craftsmen at home who do not need to strip 10-50 wires per day, it does not take much space and weight, perfectly assembled and very functional. Originally purchased more for a home tool kit, but after a day of using it, I decided to take it to work before buying myself a Jokari N15. For it cleans thick insulation much better, and possibility to cut it accurately tempts. For everything else there is a Weidmuller, which is intended for strictly professional use. As for alternatives, I can advise some KVT Series WS-09, it will be cheaper, but with less functionality. Series WS-11 and the like (which are reviewed here many times), I personally do not particularly like to use, about the cheap pullers, which are made like wire cutters or have a tweak screw, I will not even say. This is a piece of crap, which you can buy just for a very rainy day, IMHO.