"This item performs for me ok. My only problem is getting the depth set to cut the cable is a bit fiddley, as the picture shows it with a locking nut for the depth the pair i gor dont have this, just the depth screw. I might of just got a duff pair but they still strip the cable spot on when set correctly and they dont damage the core beneath. Handle grips and nice and ergonomic."
"I thought with screwfix selling them, that despite being cheap these would be good enough but would wear quickly. However the jaw on them was so out of line that they didn't souch cleanly strip as drag the sleeve off using brute force. Not recommended, spend more and get a useable pair"
"Using these to (try) to strip PVC sheaths from armoured cable cores, I found two problems that made these wire strippers useless :
- The cable aperture, i.e. the space between the cutting blades, is rectangular. The PVC sheath is then only cut on two sides, rather than all round, and with strong sheaths (I found the PVC sheaths to be very strong in the armoured cabling that I was using) which didn't work at all well.
- If you have to use some force to get the PVC sheath off the core, the insulating handles on the stripper pull-off the tool and end up loose in your hand ! Clearly, the handles are a push-fit, and not bonded in any way.
The old saying is true here : "buy cheap, but twice". Next time I will buy a product that is worth having."