S&G Wire Cutter/Stripper Tool
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Nice tool saves time for the money.
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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.
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.
Average Customer Review(s):
Nice tool saves time for the money.
Super glad I picked this up. It worked great for me and well worth he $$. The cutter was a little tight for the 12 gauge wire I was working with, but with some finesse it did the trick. Stripper was flawless.
Pros: inexpensive but effective
Cons: yeah, it probably won't last forever
Works as promised
Pros: Works as promised. Easy operation.
Work well for the install but it will not last very long.
Cons: Plastic, Plastic, Plastic
Getting a new head unit was the excuse I needed to finally get this. Saved me a LOT of time. Worked great from start to finish.
Pros: works great. big time-saver
This cutter/stripper made my speaker install much much easier. Worked flawlessly. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because it's made out of plastic and feels kind of flimsy.
Don't waste your money. After stripping just 13 total of 16ga wires it broke. If i could give it less than one star I would!
Cons:Crutchfield response on December 8, 2016 Once we saw this review, our Customer Support team reached out to help Dave return it for an exchange.
Works well for most applications, wire cutter is helpful too
Cons: For stripping longer segments you have to get the wire out of the way but it works
great tool. very helpful.
This is seriously the best tool ever built. I was nervous about the wiring part but this makes its stupid proof
Pros: You don't have to be a pro or an electrician it's automagical
Cons: If anyone has a con about this they need to slowly step back from the tools
Great set of strippers, but the cutters on it suck. I have to keep another pair of cutters in my bag for that job, but for stripping wire, these can't be beat. Even old, hard insulation comes off easily.
Pros: easy to use
This Product worked for a short time. the razor stopped cutting. disappointed. JUNK!!!
Cons:Crutchfield response on November 14, 2016 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.
Works well and exactly as the instructions say. The reason for 4 stars; I felt the tool could've been built a bit more sturdy feeling. Just felt flimsy and was worried that if I happened to drop it it or accidentally step on it, it would break. But as stated above the tool worked flawlessly!
Pros: Worked exactly as described. Easy to use and felt good in my hands.
Cons: Felt flimsy and was worried it might break if dropped.
great quality strips clean
Definitely easy to use, but the "self-adjustment" doesn't work very well. It took a strand or two of wire with it every time. Made clean-up a little difficult.
Pros: Ease of use
Made the job of stripping wires so much easier than the old traditional way.
Made installing my new deck a breeze! Works perfectly
Handy tool and worked ok. Could be a better quality.
Pros: Did the job. Also has a cutter.
Cons: Didn't always strip the wire on 1st try. Cheaply built.
Amazing versus the old style strippers.
Pros: Perfect strip, every time.
Cons: There is a bit of a learning curve to line up the wire and if you are going to over strip the wire. You aren't, no matter how much you press the handle!
I purchased this as I needed a decent stripper and the price was right when included with the install. Using the tool is really easy and it had no problems with a couple of wire gauges. One big problem often with tools like this is they cut too far through the jacket. This one did not seem to have that issue and the strips were great. There is a rather nice adjustment to assist with the length of wire you want to strip.
Pros: Good price if you purchase as a bundle with your installation kit. Nice cutting depth. Quick, fast clean cut & strip.
Cons: A bit pricey as a standalone item.
First time trying out the wire cutters and they were great. Made the project very simple .
These wire strippers are great! I haven't used the wire cutter feature but stripping wires has never been easier than with this tool.
When doing a big install job every bit of time saved is gold. These help make that happen. You can strip more wire than the max setting allows (1/2 inch I think), just "hang" the wire out to the side of the back "post".
Pros: Make quick work of stripping wires, easy to use
Cons: Struggled a bit to strip the 12 gauge wire that had the squarish rubber on one strand.
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!!!!
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.
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.
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!
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 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
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.
It does exactly what it says. I got clean cuts and strips every time I used it. Made the wiring process much faster.
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
Works like a charm!
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.
I have needed one of these for years. Made stripping the wires a breeze.
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.
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.
Worked good for a minute....
Pros: It was nice
Cons: It's broken.
It's very useful and saves time
Pros: Cheap, versatile, quick
Cons: Hmm, made of plastic maybe?
great product; awesome sound
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.
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
Love these wire strippers! Strips the wire nicely...makes soldiering easier
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
Surprised me right out of the package. Easiest stripper I've ever used
Pros: Ease of use, speed of strip
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
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
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
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.
Works great as described!
Pros: Ability to access tight areas in car dash to strip existing manufacturer loom ends (front versus side-stripping).
Works as it should. Made the job easy.
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.
Worked great. Way better than using traditional wire cutters
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
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, 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.
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
Pros: Fast and easy everyone should own one
Cons: Made in China
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..
Cons: Would not perform its function on AudioQuest X2 Speaker Cable (14 gauge).
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
Made my life so much easier. Worth the $$.
Pros: Easy to use.
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
Great for during small electrical jobs
Pros: Ease of use
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.
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.
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.
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 need a new one, my old one is simply worn out [ Christopher N Greenhouse Jan 21, 2017 ]
Great tool - makes stripping speaker cable a snap. Well made seems to be sturdy enough to last for awhile. [ Gregory Jan 20, 2017 ]
I already have a good wire stripper but this looks like it might be better in tight areas. [ Roger Jan 14, 2017 ]
very handy [ Sean Dec 31, 2016 ]
I need a wire stripping tool, which I think will be much easier than using a pocket knife or wire cutters like I usually do. [ Arthur Dec 31, 2016 ]
to strip wires putting in my head unit. am skeptical about it lasting though [ Corey Dec 28, 2016 ]
It was recommended for the car radio I ordered. [ Joan Dec 26, 2016 ]
Need them. [ Jack Dec 20, 2016 ]
Another one of those tools that is great to have at hand when you need one. [ ROBERT Dec 06, 2016 ]
Included in kit [ Edward J. Nov 28, 2016 ]
convenience for install [ Charles Nov 25, 2016 ]
Cool product [ Chad Nov 25, 2016 ]
Messing with small wires can be very delicate and time consuming. This takes the difficulty and time out of the equation. [ F Nov 25, 2016 ]
This looks to be a professional tool set, at a reasonable price. [ Jonathan Nov 11, 2016 ]
The right tools equal professional results. [ James Nov 11, 2016 ]
customer ratings were good and I needed this to do a proper connection to my amplifier [ Gene Nov 09, 2016 ]
Much easier and faster than using the standard wire stripper. [ tcowden Oct 25, 2016 ]
Liked it [ Thomas Oct 24, 2016 ]
A friend has one and this is an excellent tool [ Phillip Oct 24, 2016 ]
For easy removal [ Zona Oct 20, 2016 ]
I am going to replace all my speaker wire. [ Gina Oct 18, 2016 ]
I've got cheap cutters and strippers but they're all the plier style. The reviews on these said they are great at getting into tight spaces so I thought I'd try them out. 1/2" of stripping is PLENTY for what I need to accomplish. [ Stephen Oct 11, 2016 ]
New tool, thought I'd try it. [ Billy Oct 07, 2016 ]
Good price [ Glenn Oct 05, 2016 ]
Because strippers are fun! [ Robert Oct 01, 2016 ]
I was looking for a better tool for stripping wire. I love this tool! I've used it a great deal since purchasing it for more than just stereo installations. [ David Sep 30, 2016 ]
Easier to install with proper tools [ BRENDAN Sep 27, 2016 ]
To hook up the speakers [ JEREMY Sep 27, 2016 ]
Make install easier [ Douglas Sep 27, 2016 ]
Much easier to strip the wires. [ Daniel Sep 16, 2016 ]
Always wanted one of these. [ Dannie Sep 13, 2016 ]
dont have any [ Elena Sep 12, 2016 ]
Will be better cut my cables whit this tool [ Mj23bolt Sep 05, 2016 ]
Eh. Wire stripping isn't difficult but this was cheap so why not? [ William Sep 05, 2016 ]
Needed it to install the stereo I purchased, and I got a discount when purchased with the unit. [ Steven Sep 01, 2016 ]
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: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=200 [ 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. [ fheeman 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 ]