Klein Tools intros new wire cutters, strippers

New wire stripper/cutters are designed to save technicians time and effort.

Feb 11th, 2013
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Klein Tools has introduced a pair of new wire stripper/cutters designed to save technicians time and effort.

The company has improved on its Katapult wire stripper by adding a built-in wire cutter. The new Katapult Wire Stripper/Cutter (Cat. No. 11063W) now conveniently strips and cuts 8-22 AWG wire. Precision-machined stripping holes easily remove up to 1” of insulation in a single step without damaging the wire. The tool's tension loaded wire-grip gently holds the cable while retaining cable geometry.

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Also, Klein's new Self-Adjusting Wire Stripper/Cutter (Cat. No. 11061) features a stripping head that adjusts to strip 10-20 AWG solid, 12-22 AWG stranded, and 12/2 and 14/2 Romex wire. This tool is especially useful in panels and other places where multiple wire sizes/types are present, says the company. The tensioning knob easily adjusts to apply the correct amount of force on the wire and an adjustable stopper controls the length of the core strip. It also features a convenient wire cutter built into the handle.

“For any tradesperson, a multi-functional tool that is faster and easier to use is important,” comments Klein Tools' senior product manager, Gary Lalla. “If you are continually stripping the same wire size, then the 11063W is for you. However, if you are stripping various wire sizes and types on a regular basis, the 11061 is the tool for you."

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