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S&G Wire Cutter/Stripper Tool

Cuts and strips 12- to 22-gauge wire

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S&G Wire Cutter/Stripper Tool


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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.

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.

Have only cut 12 gauge wire with these and they worked awesum(looks like they'll handle 10 gauge?). Forget the fancy $30+ these are all you need. Light weight, seem durable, sharp blade, and steps great... UM GAME OVER!

JoTom, Algona, WA

What's in the Box:

  • Wire Stripper (for recessed areas)

S&G Wire Cutter/Stripper Tool Reviews

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44 Reviews

Forget the expensive stuff

JoTom from Algona, WA on 8/23/2016

Have only cut 12 gauge wire with these and they worked awesum(looks like they'll handle 10 gauge?). Forget the fancy $30+ these are all you need. Light weight, seem durable, sharp blade, and steps great... UM GAME OVER!

Pros: Light weight Durable Sharp blade Great striping mechanism JUST WORKS!!!!

Cons: NONE

Not that great

Lauren D from Miami, FL on 6/13/2016

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Nice cutting feature but does not do very well with stripping.

Pros: Nice cutting feature.

Cons: Big in size. Does not do well with stripping. Not worth the higher price.

Best wire stripper..hands down.

Pcgreg71 from NJ on 5/6/2016

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This will be the last wire stripper you'll ever buy....well unless you lose them of course. They are precise and easy to use. Just don't try to cut into an old dried house wire...i had another pair that I used to splice nearly 300 house wires...they didn't make it. I purchased another pair because they really do work great and they make any working job much simpler. They will save you lots of time and like I said...they are precise.

Pros: Light, compact and very precise.

Cons: Nothing!

Make Your Radio Install Easy

Paul David from San Antonio, TX on 4/27/2016

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This tool made my recent radio installation so much easier and quicker. If you're going to be stripping wires anytime soon, do yourself a favor and purchase this tool. You'll be glad you did.

Pros: Strips wires easier and faster than any other tool or method I've tried.

Cons: None. It works!

Can't Beat The Price

TheOne from FPO AP on 4/18/2016

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It does exactly what it says! I make cables quiet often and wanted to speed up the cutting and stripping and I saw the price I couldn't resist. I was expecting it not to work, but it actually works! I would recommend it to anyone even if you don't cut and strip wires often. While you are getting your speakers and other gadgets, you should add it to your cart. It's a good tool to have in your tool box, you never know when you might need it.

Pros: Price is excellent! There's a wire cutter right underneath it, very convenient! It makes cutting and stripping looks effortlessness.

Cons: Not the heavy duty material, but for the price I can replace it as often as I need. Which I probably won't have to, because it's keeping up with my crazy wire cutting l!

The wire stripper works perfectly.

rainman from Easley, SC on 4/11/2016

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The wire stripper saves your tons of time and heartache due to it not only removing the wire insulation, but also not breaking any of the copper inside. This is a standard frustration when stripping wires and this tool has eliminated one of the more tedious parts of radio wiring.

Pros: Works, simple to use

Cons: none

Excellent entry level wire cutter/stripper tool

Rath Reddy from columbus, OH on 2/1/2016

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Excellent tool to strip and cut wires. Had a little difficulty stripping monster speaker wire until the red plastic safety was removed. Once the safety was gone the tool performed as it should without and hiccups.

Pros: Simple and easy to use.

Cons: Although the safety provides measurements to not over-strip the wires. It could prove cumbersome when dealing with skinnier wire like the monster speaker wires.

Works as advertised.

Chip6007 from Georgia on 1/16/2016

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It does exactly what it says. I got clean cuts and strips every time I used it. Made the wiring process much faster.

Pros: Works.

Cons: None.

Not Worth the Money

Vaughn from Connecticut on 1/11/2016

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Did a poor job stripping the wire. Left much of the outer shell on. The guard that measures the length you are stripping stops at 1/2 inch so limited in value. It also pops out easily, which is fine if not using it but a pain if you are. For equal or less money you can get a much more versatile, durable non-plastic wire stripper from the hardware store.


Cons: Cheap construction Limited use and effectiveness


TBF from Fort Lonesome, FL on 1/7/2016

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Works like a charm!



Good tool at this price.

sdduck from New Jersey on 1/3/2016

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Boy this tool makes stripping easy. Glad I spent the $10. Will use for other things too, but was worth it just for this.

Pros: Works great. Low cost.

Cons: Not heavy duty, but fine for personal use.

Perfect Tool

DanW from Utah on 1/1/2016

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I have needed one of these for years. Made stripping the wires a breeze.



Good cutter

PatS from Maryland on 7/10/2015

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Was my first time purchasing a wire stripper for the purpose of setting up my Marantz M-CR610. They worked really well and made it a hassle free experience!

Pros: Does the job well.

Cons: Have to grip hard sometimes otherwise it fails to remove plastic coating immediately above the bare wire.


Craig from MN on 6/14/2015

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Cheap product but generally worked as intended. At least for me I found it best to take my time with this tool and when I did worked flawlessly. When I tried to rush using it........on second thought lets not talk about the outcome of me rushing using it:)

Pros: As already mentioned.

Cons: As already mentioned.

Broke after Fifth use

Michael from Portland, OR on 6/8/2015

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Worked good for a minute....

Pros: It was nice

Cons: It's broken.

great product

audiophile from Yorktown on 5/5/2015

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It's very useful and saves time

Pros: Cheap, versatile, quick

Cons: Hmm, made of plastic maybe?

S&G Wire Cutter/Stripper Tool

Anonymous from New Jersey on 4/9/2015

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great product; awesome sound



Great tool. Great price

Rich F from Laguna Beach, CA on 3/26/2015

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I had bought some monster speaker cable and thought I had the right tools to cut the cable. I was wrong. I decided to purchase this wire cutter/stripper tool and it made cutting the speaker cable so much easier and less time consuming. Don't frustrate yourself. This stripper tool will be a relief for you.

Pros: Strips the outer covering of the wire with ease and doesn't cut into the wire.

Cons: The wire cutter doesn't seem to cut bigger wire very well. But it does it's job.

Works Great But Feels Kind of Cheap

Raymond from Montana on 3/25/2015

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This thing works like a charm, which I guess is all someone could ask, but it just feels kind of light weight and cheap. It is worth the price, that's for sure. I would happily pay more for one that was better made though.

Pros: Works great, worth the price

Cons: Feels kind of cheap

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Anonymous from Painted Post NY on 3/25/2015

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Love these wire strippers! Strips the wire nicely...makes soldiering easier



S&G Wire Cutter/Stripper Tool

Wayne from Seneca Falls,NY on 3/15/2015

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This tool failed to cut all the way thru the insulation on the Audioquest cable.

Pros: none, very dissappointed.

Cons: cheap tool at a high price

Wonderful Stripper

Andy from Texas on 2/26/2015

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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

drew from Rhode Island on 2/17/2015

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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

Anonymous from Houston, Texas on 2/6/2015

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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

BretV from Santa Barbara, CA on 1/29/2015

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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

PaulM from Wyoming on 1/26/2015

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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

Kevin from California on 1/5/2015

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Works great as described!

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


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Anonymous from plant city on 12/12/2014

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Works as it should. Made the job easy.



Nice stripper!

EricM from Ames, IA on 12/9/2014

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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.


JF from MO on 9/25/2014

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Worked great. Way better than using traditional wire cutters



Great Wire Stripper/cutter

A from Richmond, VA on 8/6/2014

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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

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Fo from Ca on 6/3/2014

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Works great



Works like a charm.

Phil R from Mandeville, Louisiana on 3/15/2014

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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

Danb from Palmer, Ak on 1/14/2014

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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.

Nick B from Salisbury, MD on 1/11/2014

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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

Wayne m from Grants pass Oregon on 1/6/2014

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Fast and easy

Pros: Fast and easy everyone should own one

Cons: Made in China

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Brad from Houston, TX on 11/6/2013

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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).

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Blaze from Jamaica on 10/13/2013

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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

Zach from Larkspur, CA on 9/24/2013

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

Pros: Easy to use.

Cons: None

Does the trick!

TimK from Coatesville, PA on 5/13/2013

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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

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George from Mount Juliet,Tn on 3/28/2013

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Great for during small electrical jobs

Pros: Ease of use

Cons: None

My favorite stripper

carmanic from Elk Grove, Ca on 2/10/2013

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

DougG from Warren, Mi on 11/19/2012

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

Dave D from Towanda, IL on 2/8/2011

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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.




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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.

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I trust Crutchfield and they recommended this item for easy installation [ Knapp  Aug 20, 2016 ]
if your a pro or amature trying to be a pro, this thing is a no brainer...saves lots of time too..thumbs up! [ BRYAN H  Aug 19, 2016 ]
less damage to wires and fingers [ Douglas  Aug 16, 2016 ]
I thought it best to stick with the recommended items. The cost was better than anywhere else when bundled with the new radio. Finally, I needed a good wire stripper for small gauge wire and this one had good reviews. [ Joseph  Aug 14, 2016 ]
hoping it makes life easier.... [ JoTom  Aug 09, 2016 ]
When you need to strip a bunch of wires, you can't beat this tool. Makes it so easy, and saves a ton of time, too. [ ZACHARY  Aug 03, 2016 ]
Traditional wire cutters are an accident waiting to happen. I've had these for years. Recently had a contractor at the house and he asked if I had a wire stripper. He used these and fell in love with them. He's coming back to complete some work later. This S&G tool will be waiting for him (I wasn't about to give him mine!) [ M  Jun 25, 2016 ]
Maverick explained if would be helpful for me to use once I receive my speaker cable. Maverick's Bio: [ JENNIFER  Jun 07, 2016 ]
I am tired of stripping wires with a knife or cheap wire stripper. I'm hoping this will work as well as advertised. [ Michael  May 18, 2016 ]
Convenient method of stripping speaker wire. This is the proper tool. [ Mark  May 11, 2016 ]
I could use it [ Adam  Apr 20, 2016 ]
I picked these wire strippers to replace the old worn out ones I have. The S&G Wire Stripper Tool has received good reviews and looks to be much easier to use than what I own. [ Kevin  Apr 18, 2016 ]
Necessity. [ frederic  Apr 18, 2016 ]
i needed a decent wire cutter/stripper and this one had many great reviews. [ Lukas  Mar 31, 2016 ]
I've never used one before and saw someone using it, seems like it could save you some time. [ RENEL  Mar 24, 2016 ]
i needed a tool to cut the exterior of the wire i had just ordered. [ Enoch  Feb 27, 2016 ]
I trust Crutchfield for quality products, reliable, dependable delivery and service. [ JIM  Jan 10, 2016 ]
made the job a lot easier [ FELIX  Jan 05, 2016 ]
Need to hard wire speakers where wire has unfinished ends [ J  Jan 02, 2016 ]
needed a mid-wire stripper [ Frederick  Dec 21, 2015 ]
I was in need of a good wire stripper and the fact that it can strip wire of different sizes appealed to me. [ haitichick  Dec 19, 2015 ]

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