|Product Dimensions||25.4 x 5.08 x 12.7 cm; 159 Grams|
|Item Model Number||SNM1214HH-US|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Included Components||Wire stripper|
|Item Weight||159 g|
Southwire SNM1214HH-US ROMEX™ BOXJaw™ Wire Stripper, Strips both 12/2 & 14/2 Romex® NMB JACKETS
|Price:||+ $8.60 Delivery|
- Strips both 12/2 & 14/2 Romex NMB jackets
- Large curved cutting blade
- 12-14 Sol AWG single conductor stripping holes
- 6-32 & 8-32 screw shearing holes
- Double Dipped, spring loaded handles
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Southwire introduces the new QWIKBite Romex wire stripper. The wire stripper is proudly made in the USA and has a patent pending design. It strips both 12/2 & 14/2 Romex NMB jackets. This stripper features a large curved cutting blade as well as 12-14 SOL AWG single conductor stripping holes. The handles are double dipped and spring loaded for maximum comfort and torque. Limited lifetime .
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I’m used to the Klein Curve bent tip cutters, that are sadly discontinued probably due to some patent dispute. Compared to those this tool is double wide.
These things work fine, been using them for a month and haven’t seen them degrade or lose any sharpness.
The problem I have with them is the double sided feature, it seems like a great idea at first. One tool for both 14/2 and 12/2! But the problem comes in when trying to use them for their intended purpose in a full box. You kind of need to pay attention to the other sides cutter so you don’t cut anything as they are just wide enough to reach the wire on the other side of a 1-gang. Usually being able to turn two tools in to one is a great thing as it means lighter tool bags. In this case I prefer the Klein approach using separate tools. I hardly ever find myself running 14/2 and 12/2 at the same time. To be honest if you find them in the same box a lot, where this tool would really shine, you might just be doing something wrong.
Handy to have, not a game changer. Hope they make individual versions one day. Oh and they feel good in the hand...
Package says Made in USA
1. Easily strips 12/2 Romex sheathing without damaging the insulation of wires inside the cable. One depression on handles was sufficient to score the sheathing and allow me to cleanly pull it off
2. Tool is relatively small and able to fit in the tight confines of gang despite the dual nature (12/2 on one side and 15/2 on the other side) of the business end of stripper. Did not find it terribly difficult (but not easy!) to navigate in the boxes unlike one previous review of this product that I read prior to purchasing.
1. This really would have been better as two tools! One for 12/2 and another for 14/2 cable. Despite being able to fit the business end into standard single gang boxes, would be even more convenient if a single size strip end was on the strippers. I would have happily bought both tools. Takes a little patience and navigation the way its set up.
2. The construction seems a little flimsy. Concerned about durability
3. Works great for standard large size blue gang boxes but some of the grey crimp style boxes I like to use have the cable come in rotated at 90 degrees. While I was still able to use the tool in there, was quite difficult to get it just the right angle and can't actually pull sheathing off with the strippers, simply able to score it then fumble about and pull off by hand. Because of the uncomfortable angles, I had some concern about damaging the insulation of wires withing sheathing.
4. Little expensive for what you get in terms of quality.
Hope this was able to help!! If the tool holds up over a few months, I'll come back and bump the stars given from 3 to 4!
There are multiple ways to cut and pull...I usually cut and then grab the outer insulation with the middle of the head on the cutters and then pull it off...Other just cut and pull the insulation with the other hand...While the old inexpensive cutters where you rip the entire length of the insulation still work, these really are quicker and leave a more professional cut than just using diagonal cutters after ripping...
I can see where some might view these cutters as cumbersome with multiple wires in the gang box, I've never found this to be a problem...I either moves the wires to the side, rotate the cutter 180 degrees, or both to facilitate the cut...
I have no idea how long they will stay sharp but with a little ingenuity they can be sharpened...I know they will stay sharp much longer than the cheapo length rip cutters...
Basically though, I still prefer my Klein Tools 11061 Wire Stripper / Wire Cutter for Solid and Stranded AWG Wire, Heavy Duty Kleins that are Self Adjusting for non gang box Romex work...One grip to cut the outer Romex insulation and one more to strip up to three wires...If you need really short strips, these Southwire cutters are still preferred though...
These Southwire cutters are fairly new to the market and I'm glad I found them when I did...