Amazon has been very light on the tool deals so far this holiday season, but there are still some notable bargains of the “I’d buy that!” variety.
This Irwin self-adjusting wire stripper is on sale for $16. It typically retails for around $22 or so, going by online prices at the retailers I typically shop at. 3rd party sellers’ $22 to $25 prices seem a little high.
With self-adjusting wire strippers like this one, you simply insert a wire to the desired depth, squeeze the handles, and it strips the insulation right off.
I have a similar tool, by Gardner Bender, and it has been decent. I have since upgraded to Knipex for my automatic wire stripping needs, and often still use a traditional “select a hole” wire strippers.
The GB’s are cheaper, but the Irwin’s look to have nicer handles. If I had to choose again, I’d go with the Irwin’s, at least at their current pricing. $16 vs. $14 and change isn’t a bit gap.
If you buy these, or have used them, please let us know what you think!
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