KC Tool has a fantastic deal right now on the Knipex forged wire stripper, model 13-72-8.
The Knipex forged wire stripper can strip solid (10-18 AWG) and stranded wire (12-20 AWG).
It also has a shear cutting blade that offers 50% higher cutting capacity, and 25% reduced cutting effort, compared to standard wire strippers.
Knipex says their strippers can cut copper and aluminum cables up to 15mm (1/2″) diameter.
It can cut 6-32 and 8-32 threaded rod and machine screws, up to class 4.6.
And, it also has multifunctional gripping surfaces for holding and twisting wires, or bending flat and round materials.
Lastly, the strippers have what Knipex describes as location ridges, for precise positioning and faster wire stripping.
The pliers are forged from high-grade special tool steel with multi-stage hardening.
Sale Price: $39.99
Made in Germany
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Should You Buy These Pliers?
Forged wire strippers are a relatively new product category, and there can be a bit of sticker shock for those not familiar with them.
These are $40 on sale. Amazon has them for $54, and other retailers have them for $58 and up.
Note: This isn’t a publicly-advertised promotion, with the sale price only known once you add the pliers to your KC Tool online shopping cart. As such, I don’t know when the promo is set to end.
The way I see it, these are pliers with wire stripping capabilities. That’s where the forged construction provides benefits – you get much even more multi-functional use compared to traditional wire strippers.
And, these are much better than typical “multi-functional” or “all-in-one” electrical tools.
This particular Knipex forged stripper is very good at cutting wires as well, more so than other wire strippers I own, at least when it comes to larger multi-conductor cables.
I bought the same Knipex wire stripper from KC Tool last Black Friday/Cyber Monday at a similar price ($39), and I would absolutely buy them again.
If you want to give these electrical pliers/wire strippers a try, they’re at a great price right now. If you’re unsure, I would bet they’ll be on sale again in a few months for Black Friday or Cyber Monday 2022, but there are risks. If they will be on sale again in a few months, what will the price be, and will there be immediate availability?