Stripping Capacity: 24 - 10 AWG (0.2 - 6.0mm2)
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Series 583 Automatic Wire Stripper
I love the design of these. They remind me of a giant dragon zord mouth from a 90s Saturday morning show. I thought having an all plastic body would make these fragile, but that’s not the case. I’ve thrown them in my bag in and out and no damage yet. 7/5 would buy again.
I bought this wire stripper 11 months ago, have been using it while wiring my house I am building. It has been FANTASTIC ... until yesterday, when it fell apart in the middle of stripping some wire. Felo has a lifetime warranty, so it will be replaced free of charge, though I am in the middle of wiring and now have to use my not so effective "regular" wire strippers. I would give the Felo a 5 star except for it struggles about 10% of the time with 12 gauge wire, AND as I said, it fell apart yesterday.
Actually bought these for my Dad to use on the wiring for his HO trains. He regularly uses 22 to 24 AWG. These strippers easily cut and strip both those size wires. I tested on some 16 AWG primary wire and these strippers had no issue with either cutting or stripping. I did find the strippers do not work well with teflon coated wire, but work amazingly for PVC coated wires. Also, I'm a little leary of the 10 AWG claim. I was just barely able to cut 12 AWG, but caused the strippers to flex quite a bit. I would probably use a different wire cutter for 10 AWG or a proper cable shear. Overall, a great product, will want to pick up a unit for myself in a the near future!
At first moment it became my favorite tool
Easy to use and saves time
Irreplaceable when it comes to small places where regular stripper will not fit
I was expecting better, they are good but not always I've been using them since about a week and at times they can't strip off 12 gauge new wire insulation. On 18 gauge of ballast wires they cut it but don't take it off completely.
I threw these in with my order because I was getting tired of constantly guessing wire gauge size and placement with my old style strippers. These performed flawlessly giving me perfect results with no guessing. They also don't damage the wires inside as my old strippers did. I didn't toss my old strippers but I doubt that I'll ever be reaching for them when I have the Felo's around
Very very well on stranded and well on solid core wire. Works better on smaller sizes- 14awg and smaller.
Good tool, it works really well.