Multipurpose cable installation tool cuts, strips, shears, twists, crimps

The Klein-Kurve Multi-Tool strips 10-26 AWG solid and 12-28 AWG stranded copper wire.

The Klein-Kurve Wire Stripper/Crimper is a multifunction cable installation tool that cuts, strips, crimps, shears, and twists.
The Klein-Kurve Wire Stripper/Crimper is a multifunction cable installation tool that cuts, strips, crimps, shears, and twists.

Klein Tools introduced the Klein-Kurve Wire Stripper/Crimper Multi-Tool, which crimps four connector styles and also twists, loops, and strips solid and stranded wires. It also shears 6-32 and 8-32 screws.

“The innovative new multipurpose tool was designed specifically to help voice-data-video professionals navigate through complex wiring systems,” the company said when introducing the cable installation tool on October 24.

According to Austin Minor, product manager for Klein Tools, the company’s “team of innovators heard stories of how switching between tools while completing a task results in wasted time and unnecessary frustration. The new Klein-Kurve Wire Stripper/Crimper Multi-Tool offers the versatility and convenience tradespeople rely on, all with a durable design manufactured right here in the United States.”

The tool strips 10-26 AWG solid copper wire and 12-28 AWG stranded copper wire. It crimps 10-22 AWG insulated and non-insulated terminals, B connectors, and Scotchlok brand IDC connectors.

Additionally, Klein Tools pointed out, the multipurpose cable installation tool’s reinforced head reduces flex and keeps stripping holes true to size. Its “precision, shear-type cutting blades make everyday cutting easier,” the company added. Its tip is designed to grab, pull, and bend small wires, and its holes enable “effortless wire looping and twisting,” Klein said.

The double-dipped grips provide extra comfort for all-day use, Klein concluded.

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