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Forge Steel 160mm Strippers

Forge Steel 160mm Strippers
Average Customer Rating:
3.636 out of 5
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Rating Breakdown 11 reviews
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8 of 11(73%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Forge Steel 160mm Wire Strippers
Review 1 for Forge Steel 160mm Wire Strippers
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Cheap and Good
30 Aug 2014
By GBR1
, Aberdeen
" Certainly couldn't justify paying 10 times more for the VDE product. These work. "
Review 2 for Forge Steel 160mm Wire Strippers
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Cheap and Cheerful
21 Jul 2014
By DIYisfun
, London, Barnet
" Great product! Even my 16-year old find it easy to use as he help to strip the wires for connecting to 13-amp power sockets. "
Review 3 for Forge Steel 160mm Wire Strippers
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Great Price
10 May 2014
By Redtail
, Cambridgeshire.
" I uses these strippers on very fine wires for very small electronic soldering jobs. So far so good, never had any problems, You can easily pay two or three times the price. So give them ago, you might like them, if not you only loose a few pounds. "
Review 4 for Forge Steel 160mm Wire Strippers
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Great value for money!
10 Jul 2013
By NoMoreTears
, Watford
" A marvellous little tool - excellent value for money - no need to pay more!!! "
Review 5 for Forge Steel 160mm Wire Strippers
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Witrestripper
30 Aug 2011
By fixanythingwitha6inchnail
, Tyne and Wear
" Cheap and effective for a diy kitchen project - and should be useful for future projects. Easy to adjust and wires are stripped without overcutting the core. Good tool "
Review 6 for Forge Steel 160mm Wire Strippers
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its a snip at this price
14 Oct 2014
By Taffy1
, Shoreham
" Despite not being the cheapest around its very good value for the money.
I haven't used it on big cores as I don't want to ruin them.
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Review 7 for Forge Steel 160mm Wire Strippers
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Not bad for the price
28 Aug 2013
By Bobster
, Darlington
" 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. "
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 8 for Forge Steel 160mm Wire Strippers
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Good value for money
21 Nov 2012
By BBucknell
, Salisbury
" Excellent value for money. Only complaint is that the little spring between the handles keeps popping out. Fixed with a bit of blu tack. "
Review 9 for Forge Steel 160mm Wire Strippers
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Didn't even align!
27 Jun 2014
By hoal
, Lincolnshire
" Great price, but not much use if the ends don't even meet up!
Had to return these straight away.
Bought some Stanley branded ones instead. I think for precision jobs like wire stripping it's perhaps worth paying a bit more for a quality product. "
Review 10 for Forge Steel 160mm Wire Strippers
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Cheap yes, useful no.
25 May 2013
By Seymour
, Lancashire
" 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 "
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Review 11 for Forge Steel 160mm Wire Strippers
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Useless
12 May 2013
By 330D
, Herts
" 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. "