This indispensable tool strips wire (12- to 22-gauge) with one pull of the trigger. Use the built-in ruler to measure the amount of insulation you want to strip.

You can even use this tool to splice into a wire without cutting it. The stripper adjusts automatically to solid or stranded wire. A second blade cuts your wire cleanly. Warranty: lifetime.

S&G Wire Cutter/Stripper Tool Reviews

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Good for speak wire

Written By J, Alabama on Sunday, March 11, 2012

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Good for speaker wire down to 10 gauge. Make sure you strip enough the first time, it doesn't do well when trying to take off a bit more.

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: Not easy when stripping a tiny amount (less than 2mm length)

Great product!!!

Written By Chris H., Dale City, VA on Sunday, February 05, 2012

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Great product. Nice clean cut in no time. Made stereo and speaker installation easy. This is a must if wire stripping is involved.

Best tool i've ever bought

Written By Zack, WI on Thursday, January 19, 2012

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This is by far the best tool to have when doing any wiring on a vehicle. It shaved tons of time off my install. It seems to be very well made and works great.

Cons: The measuring system on the side could be painted so it's easier to read. Maybe I just have bad vision.

Great Cutters

Written By Kristen, Teaneck, NJ on Sunday, October 02, 2011

Great wire cutters, and I love the added measuring on it.

Great Product

Written By Chappy, Brownsburg, IN on Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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Light years better and easier than a traditional wire stripper. This is a must-have tool for any car audio enthusiast.

Best car audio tool ever!

Written By DirkDiggler, DFW, TX on Tuesday, June 14, 2011

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If you're in to car audio you need a wire stripper. This is by far the best wire stripping tool I have ever used.

Stop using your teeth and junk tools to strip wires! This tool will help you measure the length you want to strip, and then it pulls the insulation off the wire without cutting the copper inside.

The tool also won't shoot the insulation onto the floor, it leaves it on the end of the wire so you can pull it off or leaves it on until you're ready to solder.

Great Tool, High Quality

Written By leem, corinth, ms on Sunday, May 22, 2011

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Great tool, Super easy to strip wires. Has adjustments, and a wire cutter. I have had other cheapo tools like this and they were ok, but this one works much better.

S&G Wire Cutter/Stripper Tool

Written By Alan, San Diego, CA on Saturday, November 27, 2010

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Got this sent to me by mistake but what a great mistake it was. The thing works
amazing. Easily strips wires of all sizes with almost no broken wire strands. I had
another stripper like this in the past, and it was crap compared to this. The reason I gave
4 stars is it does leave a mark on some smaller wires and will occasioanly break some


Written By dvs1, Overseas Military on Thursday, April 22, 2010

Buy it!! This wire stripper is so fast, and easy to use. Much better that the "traditional"
wire stripper where you have to clamp down on the wire on the right size hole and then
pull. I will never go back.

Works great

Written By smarcus, Al on Sunday, March 28, 2010

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Makes removing insulation from wires easy. I couldn't ask for a better tool.

I love this tool

Written By Eric, VA on Sunday, November 08, 2009

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I hate trying to strip wires but this tool make it incredibly easy. You just put
the wire in and squeeze, and you end up with a perfectly clean strip every time.
Saves a lot of time. The wire cutters produce a very clean cut too.

S&G Wire Cutter/Stripper Tool

Written By mike, San Diego on Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I love these things


Written By John, Charlotte, NC on Monday, March 23, 2009

This is definitely the easiest wire stripper I have ever used. It takes the guesswork out of figuring out what gauge of wire you are stripping because it measures it automatically. Anyone who does any sort of stereo installing or electrical work should own this tool.

must have

Written By Jason, PA on Monday, February 09, 2009

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works like a dream no more twisting and pulling and cutting yourself on wires

Best Tool

Written By lil_shaggs77, Dulth, MN on Thursday, July 24, 2008

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I bought this tool way back in July of 2003 from Crutchfield, and I have
been installing car audio since the late 80s. To this day when I do an install
and my friends are watching me do the work they are like WOW, I gotta
get me one of those. It still performs like new after all these years. I would
highly recommend getting a pair. You will not be disappointed.

Easiest Tool I've Ever Used

Written By TheSchlaf, Bismarck, ND on Wednesday, May 14, 2008

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Any gauge wire, any length, put it in the jaws and squeeze the handle,
comes out stripped cleanly every time. Well worth the price.


Written By Mark, Alexandria on Thursday, January 10, 2008

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I have found the best tool ever! I have to say bye-bye to the days of using a crappy wire stripper and spending double, no TRIPPLE the time. Well worth the $20, it more than compensates for lost time and aggrivation.

Great Product

Written By Kevin, Boston Ma on Tuesday, December 26, 2006

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Great product i previously used the older style stripper cutter tool which worked well but not nearly as well as this product, this is one of my favorite tools in the garage now! quality is great, and by far cheaper than my local retailers! Must have for anyone who is an installer!

unbelievable invention

Written By David, Clevelandsville, OH on Saturday, October 21, 2006

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This auto-stripper has been in my possession for about 15 yrs. It just now broke (it IS made of plastic, after all). I am now buying two, in case they stop making this absolutely awesome electrical tool. I use it for every wiring job I do, which is a lot. Definitely the coolest tool in my collection...

Handy and durable

Written By Mike, USA on Tuesday, October 17, 2006

This thing is great. I've had it for years, and its still working great. Can strip coax and speaker/power wire instantly. If it had a built in soldering iron, it would be the best tool on the planet : )

Must have for electronics work

Written By Scott, Atlanta, GA on Wednesday, October 19, 2005

If you do any electrical work at all, this tool is a must have. It makes wire stripping and cutting so trivial my 5 year old can do it (with supervision, of course).

Must have

Written By Wilfred, NJ on Monday, March 21, 2005

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Very nice tool. It will actually work for gauge 10 and sometimes with 8 ga. It is a must have if you do any wiring, quickers, and easier.

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  • Wire stripping tool
  • Instructions on package

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Wire gauge: Cuts and strips stranded wire from 12-22 gauge. Compatible with any type of automotive wire.

Auto Adjust: The stripper automatically adjusts to wire size. It will strip single or multiple conductor wire.

Cutter: The wire cutter is below the stripper.

Measure: Use the scale along the side of the stripping mechanism to measure how much wire you want to strip.

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