Wire strippers are simple tools that make installing new connectors on any cable a much simpler job. One of the first steps for installing a connector is peeling back the outer jacket. While this is technically possible with something like a pair of scissors, doing it that way is difficult and delicate work. More often than not, it results in cutting too deep and having to start all over.

Cable cutters are designed to cut exactly through the outer jacket, no more and no less. When used correctly, the blades should never touch anything deeper than the jacket. There are different types of cutters available as well. Most strippers are compatible with multiple cables, with these multi-cable strippers covering different cables that have similar thicknesses.

Rotary Strippers

Rotary strippers are one of the most common types of cable cutters, mainly due to how easy they are to use. The blades inside the stripper are adjustable, allowing users to change how deeply they will cut. After the cable is inserted, the stripper spins around the cable repeatedly until it cuts a ring through the jacket. The loose part of the cable jacket can then slide off the end.

There are 2-blade and 3-blade versions of rotary strippers available. The blades on a rotary stripper work similar to a shaving razor. The first blade makes the initial cut while the second and/or third blades follow up to finish. A 3-blade stripper will work better than a 2-blade since there is an extra blade to help with the work. The blades can also be replaced as they wear out over time.

Typically, rotary strippers are used with either ethernet or coaxial cable. Ethernet strippers can be used with any type of ethernet cable and will usually work with telephone cables as well. Coax strippers are rated

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