S&G Wire Cutter/Stripper Tool

Cuts and strips 12- to 22-gauge wire

Item #: 18119100

In Stock

23 Reviews

Your price: $19.99 Earn up to 20 Rewards points

Add to Cart Lifetime Tech Support

+ Add to wishlist + Email me alerts for this product

View all associated offers

We don't check this item for fit or compatibility.

This indispensable tool strips wire (12- to 22-gauge) with one pull of the trigger and features a pistol-type grip and a narrow nose for working comfortably in even tight spaces. You can adjust a strip-length guide to measure and strip off the exact amount of insulation you want.

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. The grip locks closed for safe storage. Warranty: lifetime.

Hands-on research

What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • Wire Stripper (for recessed areas)

Product Research


Recessed Wire Stripper: This wire stripper is designed for recessed areas.

Wire gauge: Cuts and strips single- or multiple-stranded conductor copper wire from 12-22 gauge.

Note: Not designed to strip Teflon or similar insulations.

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

Measure: Use the scale (5/16" to 1/2") along the side of the stripping mechanism to measure how much wire you want to strip.

Cutter: The wire cutter is below the stripper.

Lock: The locking mechanism keeps the wire stripper in a closed, compact position for storage.

Our Product Research Team

At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team. They verify what’s in the box, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.

S&G Wire Cutter/Stripper Tool Reviews

Average Customer Review:

23 reviews
Review this product
Great Gear Giveaway

Submit a review and then enter to win a $350 rewards card


Review this product:

Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences about this product. Please be sure to focus your comments on the product itself. Read our Review Guidelines for more information.

Your email won't be visible. Please use the email address that is associated with your order.
(e.g., JohnD) Your review will be signed using the display name and location
(e.g., Charlottesville, VA)

Click on a star to rate the overall product on a scale of 1-5
1500 characters left
  Attach a YouTube Review
Crutchfield Video Review Guidelines
  • Only submit videos that you made or are authorized to use.
  • Do not submit videos that contain music, video or visuals that are copyrighted and belong to someone else.
  • Please see our Review Guidelines for more information.
500 characters left
500 characters left

Wonderful Stripper

Written By Andy, Texas on Thursday, February 26, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Surprised me right out of the package. Easiest stripper I've ever used

Pros: Ease of use, speed of strip

Cons: None

Worth the money

Written By drew, Rhode Island on Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is easily worth the money, especially if you are new at installing wiring yourself. I had never installed a car stereo and was afraid of doing it myself but with this tool I was easily able to strip all wires and connect everything I needed.

Pros: easy and quick

Cons: none

Well worth the price

Written By Anonymous, Houston, Texas on Friday, February 06, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Product works great, I'm glad I picked this up with my order. I would have been in a much more painful place if I had not gotten this little blessing.

Pros: Cuts wore perfectly

Cons: Non as of yet

great for price

Written By BretV, Santa Barbara, CA on Thursday, January 29, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great, the back gauge (little red plastic thingy) that is used to set strip length could stand to be a little more robust. Other than that this is an extremely useful, time saving tool.

Pros: Price. Multi-Function.

Cons: flimsy back gauge

Nice wire stripper

Written By PaulM, Wyoming on Monday, January 26, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great tool for the job. Makes wire stripping easy and consistent. Keeps strands intact none get cut as with traditional strippers.

Pros: Works as I should

Cons: Feels cheap but does the job.

S&G Wire Cutter/Stripper Tool

Written By Kevin, California on Monday, January 05, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great as described!

Pros: Ability to access tight areas in car dash to strip existing manufacturer loom ends (front versus side-stripping).

S&G Wire Cutter/Stripper Tool

Written By Anonymous, plant city on Friday, December 12, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as it should. Made the job easy.

Nice stripper!

Written By EricM, Ames, IA on Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Got this to try out a new wire cutter/stripper for new speaker and head unit install. Definitely easy to use and worked fine for cutting and stripping wire, of any size I was using, to length needed. Only issue I had was the red, length adjustment piece would not stay where I set it to.

Pros: Quick and easy cutting and stripping of wires. Nice grip type setup was easy to hold and use.

Cons: Red, length adjuster piece was difficult to adjust and would not always stay in place.


Written By JF, MO on Thursday, September 25, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great. Way better than using traditional wire cutters

Great Wire Stripper/cutter

Written By A, Richmond, VA on Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Before I installed my head unit in my 2007 Xterra, I had no experience whatsoever with any kind of electrical/mechanical activities. This product is easy as anything to use, and I highly recommend it for anyone who wants an easy and cheap way to marry wires together. I used this stripper/cutter in conjunction with some Posi-Products connectors, and they work excellently together.

Pros: Easy to learn to use, sharp blades

Cons: Not very ergonomic, but that doesn't matter much

S&G Wire Cutter/Stripper Tool

Written By Fo, Ca on Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great

Works like a charm.

Written By Phil R, Mandeville, Louisiana on Saturday, March 15, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does what it's supposed to do. This isn't a tool for stripping 8 gauge wiring, but for smaller 12 and smaller I found this to save a lot of time and an extra hand.

Pros: Consistent, one-handed stripping of smaller gauge wiring. Cuts perfect length for soldering or crimp on connectors.

Cons: Feels a little flimsy being plastic construction, but better that and be non-conductive.

Great tool

Written By Danb, Palmer, Ak on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great tool, made my install much easier. I like how you can set the depth you strip too. The cutter part was by the handle and less useful in tight spaces.

Pros: Great strippers.

Cons: Not the best clippers.

So easy to use.

Written By Nick B, Salisbury, MD on Saturday, January 11, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This item made my work really easy. I bought the S&G Wire Cutter/Stripper Tool to help with my audio system upgrade and my work was so simplified. There is a wire cutter at the bottom that i almost forgot to use that worked really well.

Pros: easy to use.

Cons: none so far.

Fast and easy

Written By Wayne m, Grants pass Oregon on Monday, January 06, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fast and easy

Pros: Fast and easy everyone should own one

Cons: Made in China

S&G Wire Cutter/Stripper Tool

Written By Brad, Houston, TX on Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Purchased the S & G Wire Cutter/Stripper Tool along with AudioQuest X2 Speaker Cable (14 gauge). The S & G Wire Cutter/Stripper Tool could not strip or cut this speaker cable. Plastic nature of tool made it feel like it was going to break with every try. After a few attempts resorted to a real wire cutter/stripper tool from my tool box. Maybe it works on small thin wire, but I would not purchase this product based upon my experience..

Pros: None.

Cons: Would not perform its function on AudioQuest X2 Speaker Cable (14 gauge).

Wire cutters

Written By Blaze, Jamaica on Sunday, October 13, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very easy to use, gets the job done. Construction feelz a lil flimsy but it survived a couple drops. Great product, yu get wat yu pay for n I'm super happy I bought it.

Pros: Ease of use

Cons: Flimsy construction

Works great

Written By Zach, Larkspur, CA on Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made my life so much easier. Worth the $$.

Pros: Easy to use.

Cons: None

Does the trick!

Written By TimK, Coatesville, PA on Monday, May 13, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought this tool to simplify my installation of a powered sub. The installation was a snap, and this tool did the trick. Regardless of the wire thickness or gauge, this tool stripped it in one shot. Using the length indicator, I was able to get the exposed wire length right every time. Highly recommended!

Pros: Ease of use, versatility

Cons: None

wire strippers

Written By George, Mount Juliet,Tn on Thursday, March 28, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great for during small electrical jobs

Pros: Ease of use

Cons: None

My favorite stripper

Written By carmanic, Elk Grove, Ca on Sunday, February 10, 2013

Years ago a hack installer left a pair of these in my car when he "attempted" to install a new head unit. Since he failed miserable AND tried to charge me for his time, I kept the strippers (and did the install myself). Since then and through countless stereos and three complete custom wiring harnesses, I have never used another stripper. Put the wire in, squeeze the handle and *SNAP*, done.

Pros: Fool-proof, fast, consistent and reliable.

Cons: So good, people will steal them.

It works fairly well

Written By DougG, Warren, Mi on Monday, November 19, 2012

I've used this stripper for years. I'm on my second one. It comes in handy for me. It is all plastic except the blades. It isn't meant to be used with double insulated wire, however I found that if I squeeze the tool just enough to bite the wire and give it a few back and forth twists then finish squeezing to strip the wire, it works just fine. A small shot of WD now and then helps keep it working like new. Something I didn't figure out with my first one.

Pros: All plastic except for blades, (less shock hazard). Small size.

Cons: Have to work it to strip through the outer plastic coating on some wires.

S&G Wire Cutter/Stripper Tool

Written By Dave D, Towanda, IL on Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is the worst wire stripper I have ever used. I tried to strip #12 wire with clear coating and it dident even strip the coating off.

Searches related to the S&G Wire Cutter/Stripper Tool Cuts and strips 12- to 22-gauge wire