show me the wire strippers


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Old 04-16-22, 01:13 PM
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show me the wire strippers

Went to Cabela's today. Had to use my credit card and $5.00 worth of points before June or loose it.
Just to satisfy the above and because I could use a spare pliers at my desk I bought this multi-tool. Among all the gadgets including Pliers, Flat-head screw driver, Phillip's-head screw driver, Saw, Scissors, Bottle opener, and Knife blade, is this Wire strippers. I can't see any wire stripper nor understand how to use it. But because I sometimes do small electrical repairs at my desk, I would like to see this.
Can anybody show me or explain the wire stripper?


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Old 04-16-22, 03:54 PM
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I don't know, Norm, I'm not seeing it. Just the cutter (which you can use to strip, of course, just not precisely).
 
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Old 04-16-22, 04:04 PM
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I thought maybe the open serrated section of the jaws might be what they are referring to. I've used pliers like theses over the years and never considered that section of jaws could be used as a wire stripper. I tried it as I'm writing this post. Nope, can't be used as a wire stripper.
 
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Old 04-16-22, 06:06 PM
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Take the knife and cut the insulation off.
 

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Old 04-16-22, 06:18 PM
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Well yea that is the way most of us do it when we can't we can't be bothered to get the right tool for the right job.
Just tonight I was using the side of a pliers to hammer out a drilled rivet. And the tack hammer was within arms reach.
 
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Old 04-17-22, 05:29 AM
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That was a joke.

I recall that my Leathermen tool had a wire stripper at the fulcrum of the cutters. It was not great but it did do the job in a pinch.
 
 

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