Greenlee Wire Strippers Review

Greenlee Wire Strippers

Greenlee Wire Strippers

 

Pros:

Greenlee wire strippers #1956 are very comfortable to hold in your hand and work with.

The AWG size of the wire that these wire strippers are able to handle is from #6 to #14 AWG.

These cleanly shear 6/32 and 8/32 bolts, so that you can have the perfect size bolt for the device you are installing.

The locking handles on these Greenlee wire strippers make sure to keep the cutting edge closed when they are in your tool bag or pouch.

 

Cons:

They are more expensive than a cheap department store version but they are, in my opinion, worth the money.

 

Review:

I am an electrician by trade so I have used these wire strippers a fair bit. For over two years to be more accurate.

The handles are very comfortable in your hands as one handle is straight and the other is just slightly curved in a half moon shape. This model of Greenlee wire strippers has two different variations on the gauge of wire it can strip. One being from #6 to #14 AWG which is perfect for around the house or home building industry as those are the standard size of wires used in your average house, and then they offer the range of #10 to #18 AWG which would be a better pick if you are working on more low amperage devices. They are also spring loaded so after each wire strip they pop back open and are ready for you to tackle the next termination.

This model of Greenlee wire strippers has two different variations on the gauge of wire it can strip. One being from #6 to #14 AWG which is perfect for around the house or home building industry as those are the standard size of wires used in your average house, and then they offer the range of #10 to #18 AWG which would be a better pick if you are regularly dealing with lower voltage devices.

The bolt cutters on these little guys won’t take on a lock as they are meant for the electrical trade and when I say bolt cutters what I mean is that they cut 6/32 and 8/32 bolts which are your standard sizes for most electrical devices, especially around the house like receptacles and switch boxes along with some of the bigger device termination housings.

If you have ever gone digging around in your tool bag or pouch and cut yourself on the sharp edge of a tool, you and I both know that locking handles can be nice to have to protect you from the regular everyday cuts and scrapes.

The crimpers on these aren’t as good as a tool purpose-built for the application but in a pinch, they do work to crimp both insulated and non-insulated wire connectors.

 

Conclusion:

 

I have had this particular set of wire strippers for a number of years and they are nice to use. Depending on how much you make per hour, you could consider these a bit expensive, but if you look at it honestly they are really only an hour or two of work to pay for them. I think that if you are looking for a new pair of wire strippers then I personally believe these would be a good choice for you considering you can get the different wire gauges as an option then take a look and let me know what you think.

 

Comments:

If you have something to add please use the comments below. If you rate it with your opinion, it is taken into consideration for the overall rating of the product as a whole.

I would also like very much to hear from you about what you think of these Greenlee wire strippers, or even one that you would recommend more and I would be happy to do a review on that one.

Greenlee Wire Strippers

Greenlee Wire Strippers
8.3

Ergonomics

8.5 /10

Sharpness

9.0 /10

Feature Set

8.0 /10

Value

7.0 /10

Build Quality

9.0 /10

Pros

  • Spring Loaded Handles
  • Wire Stripping Range
  • Bolt Cutter
  • Locking Handle
  • Crimpers

Cons

  • Slightly Expensive
Posted on: October 29, 2017, by :

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